A man receives physical therapy.
An example of therapy is a course of physical exercises for a walking disability.
- the treatment of disease or of any physical or mental disorder by medical or physical means, usually excluding surgery: often used in compounds [hydrotherapy]
Origin of therapyModern Latin therapia ; from Classical Greek therapeia ; from therapeuein, to nurse, cure
- Treatment of illness, injury, or disability.
- Healing power or quality: the therapy of fresh air and sun.
Origin of therapyNew Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia, from therapeuein, to treat medically; see therapeutic.
(third-person singular simple present therapies, present participle therapying, simple past and past participle therapied)
- To treat with a therapy.
- (intransitive) To undergo a therapy.
From Ancient Greek Î¸ÎµÏÎ±Ï€ÎµÎ¯Î± (therapeia, “service, medical treatment"), from Î¸ÎµÏÎ±Ï€ÎµÏÏ‰ (therapeuÅ, “I serve, treat medically").