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Kinesiophobia or kinesophobia or kinetophobia is a morbid fear of movement.[1]

Kori (1990) defined kinesophobia as “an excessive, irrational, and debilitating fear of physical movement and activity resulting from a feeling of vulnerability to painful injury or reinjury”.[2]

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  1. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary E-Book (32 ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences. 2011. p. 2131. ISBN 978-1-4557-0985-4.
  2. Kori, SH; Miller, RP; Todd, DD (January–February 1990). "Kinesiophobia: a new view of chronic pain behavior". Pain Management: 35–43.