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Can A Physical Therapist Be An Athletic Trainer
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. For example, someone who decides to complete general studies in physical therapy and obtain a master's degree and then become licensed will need fewer years of educational training than someone who decides to get their license after a doctorate degree. ...Read more
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 professional degree in physical therapy. An athletic trainer can also be certified, but typically does not have an advanced professional degree. Until recently in California, seeing a physical therapist requires a prescription. ...Read more
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 in terms of rehabilitation after an injury or surgery or guidance in proper exercise and technique for specific conditions or general musculoskeletal health usually guided by a physician. ...Read more
They have a : Musculoskeletal condition for which medicines alone will not be curative or very helpful. ...Read more
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 Medicine), which usually means 4 years in college, 4 more in medical school, and 4 more in physiatry training. A physical therapist is 4-8 years total, depending on the final degree (bachelor's, master's, or doctorate). They can work together as a team. ...Read more
Treatment plan: A physical therapist treats on referral from a physician. They have clinical practices for neuro-rehabilitation, joint and muscle rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, and other specialties. They may be trained in soft tissue or craniosacral manipulation. Chiropractic physicians treat independently, utilizing x-rays, and manipulation of spinal alignment to treat pain and health conditions. ...Read more
If the problem is...: ...In the muscle, pr can strengthen it and solve the problem that way. ...Read more
HMM: It might be considered a problem in a hospital setting. However, i find that being odd doesn't prevent one from being a really good provider. Some people elect to remain shoeless for the freedom it provides to the feet and toes. If he is shoeless with foot hygiene issues - that would be troubling. ...Read more
See below: After getting your college degree you will have to go to a PT or OT school which usually lasts 3 years ...Read more
Weak knees: Warm up, stretching, strengthening, cool down. Focus on quads & hams, secondarily core & closed chain. ...Read more
Many similarities: While there are many similarities, there are also a few differences. In general and without getting into too much detail, chiropractors tend to focus on adjustments and manipulations, while therapists focus more on exercise. Both will do modalities such as massage, ultrasound, muscle stim, etc. There is also difference in the training/schooling between the two. ...Read more
Yes: Just like physicians, some physical therapists specialize in treating athletes. Some therapists utilize certified athletic trainers to assist in the treatment of sports injuries. Most school, college, and pro teams coordinate the care of their athletes using pts and at-cs to treat and prevent injuries. Some add massage, manipulation (osteopathic or chiropractic), and other treatment modalities. ...Read more
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Well...: Suggest you see if your physician believes you have hyperreflexia. ...Read more
The physical therapist said that the dowager’s hump was almost like a spinal infusion. What did she mean?
My physical therapist says he's putting me in the "proper alignment" and now I am having difficulty walking. Advice?
See an osteopath: Don't mean to sound harsh, but have heard this before, and physical therapists are not trained to be chiropractors. Visit an osteopathic physician, get full history and physical exam, and find an appropriate program for your issues. ...Read more
I had an MRI done and was told I have mucosal disease. My physical therapist was not able to go into details. Can you please explain?
Girlfriend been on bed rest since June. No activity at all. She's now ready to get body normal. Will a physical therapist be helpful?
Yes: A physical therapist would be very helpful slowly increasing her activity and building up het tolerance. Often it is hard when a person gets off bed rest for them to realize how much their muscles have weakened. A physical therapist can help safely strengthen those muscles and get her active again. ...Read more
Challenging: Physical therapy is fascinating in that the therapist studies body anatomy and musculoskeletal function; often more intensively than doctors. Most chronic pain syndromes involve injured soft tissues. Physical therapists are in a good position to help doctors diagnose and treat chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders, and this can be very rewarding. ...Read more
Most likely: Assist with cardiac rehabilitation, such as after a severe heart attack or failure, or open heart surgery. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Less dramatic : A physical therapist can perform mobilizations and manipulations to optimize joint alignment. This combined with a good core strengthening program can help maintain results. The hip joint does not truly pop out of place, but tendons often snap over the bones making it feel like it is "out.". ...Read more
I am not sure how: this is accomplished in Pakistan. However, in the United States - one usually sees their physician or a specialist (such as orthopedic surgeon) and that individual writes a prescription or a consult for that service. ...Read more
Different training: An orthopedic surgeon is trained in disease of the joints and bones. A physical therapist is usually not a physician. Physicians trained in that area are physical medicine specialists. The last to field are involved in the rehabilitation of patients with many diseases. ...Read more
Depends: I am not sure what a sports therapist is. My guess is that there is a sports medicine provider, who is usually a fellowship trained md or do (physician). The other option would be a physical therapy is further specialized to work with sportsmen. He is essentially a physical therapist who has special interest in and focus on sport related injuries. ...Read more
Muscle knots?: Perhaps he means there are muscle knots and bands? ...Read more