Therapeutic Exercise - Krankengymnastik
In 1994, the term “Krankengymnastik” (therapeutic exercise) was replaced by “Physiotheraphie” (physiotherapy) during the law reformations following the reunion of Western and Eastern Germany. This was done to conform to international language use after the fusion of Western and Eastern Germany’s medical professions. In Eastern Germany, the term “Physiotherapie” (physiotherapy) had already been in use before the reunion.
Therefore, the expressions "Krankengymnastik” (Therapeutic exercise) and “Physiotheraphie” (physiotherapy) are synonymous.