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can a physical therapist be an athletic trainer

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
PT: The answer depends on the level of education you decide to complete, and whether you plan on specializing in a particular type of physical therapy. Fo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Degree and boards: A sports physical therapist is a physical therapist with a focus on sports medicine and athletics. They are typically board certified with an advanced ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Licensed to : Usually someone who has been licensed by their state in that profession to practice in their field which in this case entails the musculoskeletal one ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
They have a : Musculoskeletal condition for which medicines alone will not be curative or very helpful.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I met a female: doctor who was a physical therapist & became a family practice doctor. There is nothing that would prevent a physical therapist from attending med ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, but...: A person may be both, but that means more years in school. A physiatrist is a medical doctor (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Physical Medici ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
College: Apply to pt school very competive often harder to get into than med school 3years pt school after4year degree good luck ask to shadow a therapist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on program: There is no question that a physical therapy assistant can become an athletic trainer. Whether credits or how much credit would be transferred depend ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Medical school: Medical school followed by residency is the usual path. The specialty is competitive and it may take few attempts to get into an orthopedic residency/ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Lot: Physical therapist give you physical therapy. And not aM.D. Occupational doctor knows about hazardous things for your health.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
This question looks: like it isn't complete.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Could be a sign: Gait disturbances can be casued by peripheral or back injuries, neurological diseases or specific movement disorders. There are different terms which ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If they don't have a: good understanding of anatomy, gym equipment and how to build muscle safely - it could be beneficial.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
OT: Entirely up to you. Talk to an ot person & see if what u hear is enticing to u . Good luck.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rowan Paul
15 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends on injury: It depends on the injury. Pilates is especially helpful to regain core strength and stability after a back/spine injury once cleared by your doctor. I ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Pobably: Many pts are being trained in some manipulative therapies. This is somewhat controversial since chiropractors and osteopathic physician (do) also per ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience in Podiatry
Balance: You will learn to walk and balance with a prosthesis. Since the prosthesis is an extension of the stump it takes getting used to.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Aerobic: Tennis is a good aerobic activity, like basketball, bicycling, jogging etc... There are better ways to ' tone' your arms more efficiently in the weigh ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Toe fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If it is a lesser toe fracture, nonarticular, and can be adequately aligned and protected, the answer may be y ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Health: Good mental health requires good physical health which can be maintained by physical activity, stress reduction, diet, & lifestyle changes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
If the problem is...: ...In the muscle, pr can strengthen it and solve the problem that way.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
It is: Exercise bikes offer a very good cardio workout.
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