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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PM&R: A physiatrist, or rehabilitation physician, is a medical doctor who has also completed residency training in the medical specialty of physical medicin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
34 years experience in 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 i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in 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 sa ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience in 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 me ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
PM & R: Physical medicine and rehabilitation (pm&r), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Physical Rehab: If you want to get well, it would behoove you to consider all traditional forms of therapy for your condition. Work closely with your physician to ge ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
36 years experience in Podiatry
Sports Docs: Some physical therapists have a doctorate in physical therapy but are not physicians. Sports medicine physicians have added training or interest in sp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Wynn
Dr. Rose Wynn answered
15 years experience in Sports Medicine
Prescribing..: A sports medicine physician had graduated from 4 years of medical school, 3-5 years of residency, 1-2 years of fellowship, and has an md or do degree ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
YES: Absolutely.
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Khan
9 years experience in Palliative Care
Treat independently: In most states, pts are not allowed to treat (pharmacologically and non-pharmacologically) independently, they would need physician's (md/do) written ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
More specialized!: Both therapist recieve the same basic training, but the sports therapist focuses on sports injuries and associated rehabilitation. They are usually pa ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Options for treating: Orthopedist is a surgeon who has the option of surgical care to help or cure the patient. A physiatrist or physical medicine doctor uses non surgical ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Bell
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Wisely yes: Once an osteopathic physician makes a diagnosis the treatment plan often calls for physical therapy treatments.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Why would s/he?: Someone already trained in shiatsu massage is presumably competent to practice his/her own area of complementary and alternative medicine (cam). Unle ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
21 years experience in clinical Psychology
Depends: Any exercise program should take into consideration what you are rehabilitating from. Back and neck sprains should be treated differently than post-s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not always: Physical rehabilitation is a general term for a group of treatments that are used for a variety of medical problems. Examples would be teaching someon ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Different: A physiatrist is a medical doctor who takes a history, reviews your records, & examines you to identify the source of your pain & give a medical diagn ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Be varied: I usually suggest what one will do on a consistent basis i like a combination of strength, flexibility, and endurance in varied forms. I have some ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Various: Generally low impact, strengthening exercise help.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Therapy: The difference is the training and education. They both provide physical therapy services, the assistant is supervised and given instructions on what ... Read More

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