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Dr. John Michalski
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Sports Medicine (Overview)

Sports medicine is a field of study in which a person specializes in checking players for sports readiness, sports injuries and treatments, causes of injuries, improving training techniques, etc


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Whats occupational medicine vs physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Whats occupational medicine vs physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Focus: Occupational medicine focuses on return to work. Physical medicine and rehabilitation is much more diverse. Some specialists in pmr do occupational medicine, but many have other focuses like pain management, brain injury, spinal cord injury or pediatrics to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
1,167 doctors shared insights

Sports Medicine (Overview)

Sports medicine is a field of study in which a person specializes in checking players for sports readiness, sports injuries and treatments, causes of injuries, improving training techniques, etc


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Whats occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Whats occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

REad below: Physical medicine and rehabilition (pm&r) concerns bringing a person to his or her individual highest level of function regardless of the underlying illness or disability. Most pm&r speicialists (physicatrist) specialise in particular disorders such as spinal cord or brain injury, nerve injury or musculosckeletal injury, or occupational health, or children's physical problems. ...Read more

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What does a sports medicine physician treat?

What does a sports medicine physician treat?

Sports injuries: Sports physicians use operative & nonoperative methods to treat mostly acute injuries which may potentially hinder optimum performance of an amateur or professional athlete and/or prevent such injuries. ...Read more

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What training is needed to do sports medicine in orthopedic surgery?

What training is needed to do sports medicine in orthopedic surgery?

5yr + 1yr fellowship: Othropaedic residency traing is 5 years and includes a significant amount of sports medicine. Those physicians looking to focus more on that aspect of orthopaedics can do a one year fellowship in sports medicine, after they complete their residency. ...Read more

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Are orthopedic surgery and sports medicine the same?

Are orthopedic surgery and sports medicine the same?

Not really: While many orthopedic surgeons are familiar with sports medicine, the ones who are most well versed are the ones who have done a sports fellowship (additional training) after completing residency. Some other specialties that have the option to do additional training in sports med include fp, pediatrics, and im. Rarely, radiologists can avail themselves of sports medicine opportunities. ...Read more

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What is another name for sports medicine physician?

What is another name for sports medicine physician?

Team physician: Lots of different docs can subspecialize in sports medicine... While orthopaedics is common, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehab, and er all can do fellowships in sports medicine. If you are looking for a good one...Make sure they are fellowship trained. If you really want to make sure they are good with athletes...Check to see if they are a team physician. ...Read more

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What is a naturopathic sports doctor?

What is a naturopathic sports doctor?

Massage therapist: A naturopathic sports doctor is a naturopath who does massage and peddles "natural" supplements for the improvement of sports related activities. No evidence that any of this is likely to work. Save your money. ...Read more

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What is primary care sports medicine and how is a primary care sports med doc different from an orthopedist who does sports med?

What is primary care sports medicine and how is a primary care sports med doc different from an orthopedist who does sports med?

Surgery: A primary care sports medicine doctor can do a fellowship just as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sports fellowship. The main difference is that the Orthopaedic surgeon can actually operate and repair injuries. Both doctors can diagnose and treat sports related injuries. ...Read more

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Can a family medicine doctor get certified in sports medicine?

Can a family medicine doctor get certified in sports medicine?

Yes: There are many good training programs in primary care sports medicine in which a family medicine doctor, emergency medicine doctor, or a pediatrician interested in athletic injuries and conditions can train. Despite the publicity of professional athletes getting surgery, the majority of sports medicine issues do not require an operation and can be managed by nonsurgical specialists. ...Read more

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Allopathic medicine to loose weight?

Allopathic medicine to loose weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Which is occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Which is occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

They have a lot of: Overlap. Occupational medicine focuses on medical issues related to work/occupational function, injuries related to specific occupations, workplace safety and function and ability of patients for certain work. Pm;r also deals with a lot of this, but also works with many other neurologic issues, such as brain injuries, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, etc. Pm;r deals more with overall functio. ...Read more

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Is chiropractor a sport doctor?

Is chiropractor a sport doctor?

No: Some advertise themselves as helping with sport related problems. They cannot deal with most of the types of injuries suffered in sports,. See an orthopediist or physiatrist first. ...Read more

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In oriental medicine acupuncture and alternative medicine do you undress?

In oriental medicine acupuncture and alternative medicine do you undress?

Not always: It depends what problem you might have. Some very experience acupuncturist can make a diagnosis by checking your pulse, ear, or more modern practitioners will use different computer programs ...Read more

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Does DMSO work for sports injuries?

Does DMSO work for sports injuries?

Possibly...: Dmso is used topically to decrease pain and speed the healing of wounds, and muscle and skeletal injuries. Its exact mechanisms are unknown. It causes a garlic-like taste, and breath and body odor. It is a prescription drug but industrial grade DMSO is avail. Do not use nonprescript. As it may have impurities. Dmso is a strong solvent and can carry these impurities rapidly into the body. ...Read more

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OTC medicine for sciatica?

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OTC medicine for sciatica?

NSAIDs and Tylenol (acetaminophen): Because acetaminophen and NSAID's work differently to address the pain, they may be taken at the same time. However, maximum doses must be respected and always tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, OTC is included. ...Read more

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Do sports medicine clinics offer MRI scans or something equivalent?

Do sports medicine clinics offer MRI scans or something equivalent?

They: may or may not. If not, they probably work closely with one or more imaging facilities that do. ...Read more

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What is physical medicine n rehabilitation?

What is physical medicine n rehabilitation?

PM & R: Physical medicine and rehabilitation (pm&r), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders – particularly related to the nerves, muscles, and bones – that may produce temporary or permanent impairment. ...Read more

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