physiatrics

(redirected from physiatric)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

physiatrics

[‚fiz·ē′a·triks]
(medicine)
A branch of medicine dealing with treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disorders and disabilities through the use of physical therapy, physical agents such as electricity, light, heat, and water, and mechanical apparatus.
References in periodicals archive ?
Activities that make up this procurement - Main activities: nursing, nursing coordination, coordination OSS, support social welfare and assistance physiotherapy,- Secondary activity: physiatric counseling, social care and hairdressing for men and women.
He had been referred to see a community physiatric nurse on September 2.
During its accomplishment, it was possible to get to know thoroughly about the sufferings that brain stoke damaged patients have to face day by day, demonstrating their imperious need to obtain some type of therapeutic support parallel to the physiatric treatment among the predefined procedures in the current level of coverage of the AUGE -- GES program.
Michael Frey of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sport, and Occupational Rehabilitation in Fort Meyers, Fla.