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Physical therapy

Physical therapy, or physiotherapy, system of physical treatment for disease or disability. Techniques include active and passive muscle movement, electrical stimulation, balancing exercises, heat, ultraviolet, or shortwave radiation; and manual vibration of the chest wall with postural drainage. Rehabilitation after fracture, surgery, or stroke or other neurological disease, training unimpaired muscles to compensate for those whose function has been lost, and the treating of lung infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis are among the aims.

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