Definition of physical therapy in English:

physical therapy

Translate physical therapy into Spanish


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

    British term physiotherapy

    ‘He is facing surgery, followed by at least six months of physical therapy.’
    • ‘In fact, she's already begun physical therapy.’
    • ‘I spent a full month wearing a sling, then began physical therapy.’
    • ‘Her injuries require her to receive physical therapy every day.’
    • ‘Nothing could stop him now - six months of disciplined physical therapy had paid off.’
    • ‘She also consulted in the community regarding pulmonary physical therapy.’
    • ‘They were then assigned randomly to receive the forearm brace alone, physical therapy alone, or both.’
    • ‘A medical school might be able to put you in touch with a student studying physical therapy.’
    • ‘The investigators enrolled 131 consecutive patients who were referred for physical therapy for the treatment of low back pain.’
    • ‘In the past few years, the focus within physical therapy has been on evidence-based practice (EBP).’
    • ‘Some people may need physical therapy to gain some strength back.’
    • ‘Everett has been doing physical therapy, occupational therapy, for many hours a day.’
    • ‘The initial physical therapy was intense - six days a week.’
    • ‘Physical therapy helps patients learn to walk or use a wheelchair.’
    • ‘Physical therapy can be helpful even in a child's very early years.’
    • ‘Once the pediatrician had confirmed that Daniel had a problem, he prescribed immediate physical therapy.’
    • ‘You also can use that time to begin physical therapy, which can speed your recovery.’
    • ‘I'm still in physical therapy for car accidents that happened back in 2002.’
    • ‘Those who received physical therapy attended nine sessions over a six-week period.’
    • ‘He is now getting around on crutches and expects to undergo a year of physical therapy.’


physical therapy

/ˈfizikəl ˈTHerəpē/ /ˈfɪzɪkəl ˈθɛrəpi/