Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy \Hy`dro*ther"a*py\, n. [Hydro-, 1 + therapy.] (Med.) See {Hydropathy}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hydrotherapy — Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy involves the use of water for soothing pains and treating diseases.Its use has been recorded in ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations. Egyptian royalty bathed with essential oils and flowers,… …   Wikipedia

  • hydrotherapy — 1876, from HYDRO (Cf. hydro ) “water” + THERAPY (Cf. therapy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hydrotherapy — ► NOUN 1) the therapeutic use of exercises in a pool. 2) another term for HYDROPATHY(Cf. ↑hydropathy). DERIVATIVES hydrotherapist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hydrotherapy — [hī΄drōther′ə pē] n. the treatment of disease by the external or internal use of water, as with baths, compresses, douches, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hydrotherapy — hydrotherapist, n. /huy dreuh ther euh pee/, n. 1. the branch of therapeutics that deals with the curative use of water. 2. the treatment of physical disability, injury, or illness by immersion of all or part of the body in water to facilitate… …   Universalium

  • hydrotherapy — [[t]ha͟ɪdroʊθe̱rəpi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Hydrotherapy is a method of treating people with some diseases or injuries by making them swim or do exercises in water …   English dictionary

  • hydrotherapy — hidroterapija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Fizioterapijos metodas – organizmo grūdinimas ir gydymas gėlu, jūros ir mineraliniu vandeniu. kilmė gr. hydōr – vanduo + therapeia – gydymas atitikmenys: angl. hydrotherapy vok.… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • hydrotherapy — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1876 the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath) compare hydropathy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hydrotherapy — noun Any of various techniques that use water, either externally or internally, for the treatment of disease and for the soothing of pain …   Wiktionary

  • hydrotherapy — Therapeutic use of water by external application, either for its pressure effect or as a means of applying physical energy to the tissues. SYN: hydrotherapeutics. [hydro + G. therapeia, therapy] * * * hy·dro·ther·a·py ther ə pē …   Medical dictionary

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