physical therapist

physical therapy NOUN US the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage and exercise.
DERIVATIVES physical therapist noun.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • physical therapist — n AmE someone whose job is to give physical therapy British Equivalent: physiotherapist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Physical therapist — A person trained and certified by a state or accrediting body to design and implement physical therapy programs. Physical therapists may work within a hospital or clinic, in a school providing assistance to special education students, or as an… …   Medical dictionary

  • physical therapist — noun therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorder (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑physiotherapist • Derivationally related forms: ↑physiotherapy (for: ↑physiotherapist), ↑physical therapy …   Useful english dictionary

  • physical therapist — noun see physical therapy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • physical therapist — See: physical therapy …   English dictionary

  • physical therapist — A health professional who teaches exercises and physical activities that help condition muscles and restore strength and movement …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • physical therapist — noun A physiotherapist …   Wiktionary

  • physical therapist, physical therapy — (AmE) ⇨ See physiotherapist, physiotherapy …   Collocations dictionary

  • physical therapy — noun uncount AMERICAN the treatment of injuries using special physical exercises. Someone whose job is to give this treatment is called a physical therapist …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • physical therapy — ► NOUN US ▪ the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage and exercise. DERIVATIVES physical therapist noun …   English terms dictionary

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