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how can i train to be a sports or orthopedic physical therapist?

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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience 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.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
A certified athletic trainer is also an option to look at.
Mar 29, 2012

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