Definition of physiotherapy in English:



  • [mass noun] The treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.

    In the US called physical therapy
    • ‘A trial might need people, for example, to provide physiotherapy or cognitive behaviour therapy.’
    • ‘Each day is a regime of exercises and physiotherapy, a routine designed to restore as much normality as possible.’
    • ‘Recovery can be aided by speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and counselling.’
    • ‘Video games have been used as a form of physiotherapy or occupational therapy in many different groups of people.’
    • ‘She said physiotherapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation could be all be provided at home.’