physiotherapy

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physiotherapy:

see physical therapyphysical therapy
or physiotherapy,
treatment of disorders of the muscles, bones, or joints by means of physical agents—heat, light, water, manual and electronic massage, and exercise. Stroke, arthritis, fractures, and nerve damage are common conditions treated.
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physiotherapy

the therapeutic use of physical agents or means, such as massage, exercises, etc.
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The role of body positioning during multimodal chest physiotherapy in patients with low CSCI has not been adequately studied.
Rossman C, Waldes R, Sampson D, Newhouse M (1982) Effect of chest physiotherapy on the removal of mucus in patients with cystic fibrosis.
She initially tolerated active chest physiotherapy and was able to clear her respiratory secretions effectively.
Physiotherapy management used as revealed in this study included passive and active exercises, strengthening exercises, bandaging, positioning techniques, chest physiotherapy, massage, the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in managing postoperative pain.
To prevent pneumonias from developing, administer frequent chest physiotherapy (CPT).
Medical chiefs decided not to tell parents of the possible link between the chest physiotherapy which had later emerged because it was felt to be "unkind".
Hofmeyer JL, Webber BA, Hodson ME (1986) Evaluation of positive pressure as an adjunct to chest physiotherapy in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Oxygenation during chest physiotherapy of inspired oxygen levels, number of hand ventilations, and transcutaneous oxygen of very-low-birth-weight infants: relations among fraction pressure.
This has affected our family and caused much distress when recently my elderly mother, who three weeks earlier had broken her hip, was transferred to UHW from west wing for chest physiotherapy having contracted pneumonia.
The new radiographic findings resulted in a total of 14 modifications of management in 10 (4%) patients including increased PEEP in six, chest physiotherapy in six and bronchoscopy in two patients.
27) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 0/3 (0) 8/29 (28) Chest physiotherapy 2/7 (29) 6/25 (0.
Chest physiotherapy is important as it helps to prevent the thick, sticky lung secretions from blocking the air tubes.