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physical therapynoun [U]

uk   us   US (also mainly UK physiotherapy)
the ​treatment of ​musclestiffness, ​pain, and ​injury, ​especially by ​rubbing and ​moving the ​soreparts
(Definition of physical therapy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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physical therapynoun [U]

 us   /ˈfɪz·ɪ·kəl ˈθer·ə·pi/ (also physiotherapy,  /ˌfɪz·i·oʊˈθer·ə·pi/ )
the ​treatment of ​stiffness, ​muscleweakness, and ​pain, esp. by ​rubbing and ​moving the ​soreparts and through ​exercise
(Definition of physical therapy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “physical therapy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 物理疗法…
in Turkish fizik tedavi, fizyoterapi…
in Russian физиотерапия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物理療法…
in Polish rehabilitacja lub terapia ruchowa, fizykoterapia…
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