Thanks to all for trying to help me with this one. I was looking for
some black and white (for dummies) difference between these two.
What you are saying, it makes sense, of course. It is just still not
so much clear as I was hoping to find out. But it does not matter, I
don't need it for any translation at the moment. I was just curious.
It will be more straightgorward when I meet any of these two
expressions in a context and will need to solve it somehow.
--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "grabanrad" <grabanrad@y...> wrote:
> It was from the net, but I thought it was very clear. I try again.
> In the UK, we really use physiotherapy rather than physical
therapy and it means the therapy that uses exercise, massage, etc.
> Rehabilitation doesn't. It uses therapeutic measures, education,
> Does it make more sense now?
> Let me know.
> --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, James Kirchner <jpklists@s...>
> > This may be one of those situations where Czech usage and
> > usage overlap. I don't think Czech rehabilitace is exactly
> > equivalent to physical therapy, nor is it exactly equivalent to
> > rehabilitation. In terms of real-world usage, when I lived in
> > Marianske Lazne (where everyone who is not a waitress is a
> > therapist and some physical therapists are waitresses), I was
> > for rehabilitace when I had spasms in the neck. In the US,
> > would not have been called "rehabilitation", because I was not
> > disabled by the problem. Had I had a problem that disabled me,
> > needed to restore function, I would have been sent for treatment
> > Americans would call both physical therapy and rehabilitation.
> > Often, though, when a person is disabled and has no hope of
> > normal, we go back to calling it physical therapy and not
> > rehabilitation.
> > So, as nearly as I can put together our usage:
> > -- When there is no disability, we call it physical therapy.
> > -- When there is a disability and hope of recovery, we call it
> > physical therapy and rehabilitation. (The physical therapy is
> > of the rehabilitation.)
> > -- When there is a disability and no hope of recovery, we call
> > physical therapy.
> > People in the UK may or may not use the terms the same way.
> > Remember also that we use the word rehabilitation for other
> > also. When someone is in "protidrogove" we say they are
> > rehabilitation" or "drug rehab". Most prisons try to
> > criminals to make them law-abiding members of society.
> > who have been the victims of a smear campaign or a Stalinist
> > can be rehabilitated, as was done with many people under
> > Jamie