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What is difference between physical medicine n rehabilitation n physiotherapy?

What is difference between physical medicine n rehabilitation n physiotherapy?

MD vs PT: Physical medicine & rehabilitation is a specialty of medicine, so that is a doctor of medicine. Physiotherapy is a clinical specialty of a therapist, physical therapist. Typically the doctor orders the type of therapy needed to be done and the therapist will actually work with you on this order of exercise. The two specialities are interlinked and work together. ...Read more

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Dr. Chris Faubel
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Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation (Definition)

Physical medicine and rehabilitation or physiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that limit a person's ability to take care of themselves, work, or participate in society. In other words, it focuses on medical problems that affect how people move, walk, or interact with each other (most commonly muscle, bone, ...Read more


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What is the difference between a physical medicine rehabilitation doctor and Orthopaedic Doctor?

What is the difference between a physical medicine rehabilitation doctor and Orthopaedic Doctor?

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 treatments and therapy to help or cure the patient. Both commonly deal with muscular skeletal disorders. Rehabilitation refers to recovery from surgery , trauma, or a disease process through multiple modalities. ...Read more

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Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?

All options : Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians use all the options available to treat function problems. This may include prescribing medications, physical or occupational therapy, speech or language therapy, injections, etc. It all depends on the problem being treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: physical medicine and rehabilitation?

What is the definition or description of: physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Medical field: Physical medicine and rehabilitation or physiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that limit a person's ability to take care of themselves, work, or participate in society. In other words, it focuses on medical problems that affect how people move, walk, or interact with each other (most commonly muscle, bone, nerve, or brain related). ...Read more

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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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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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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

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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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What can one expect on the first visit with a physical medicine specialist?

Same as other Drs.: A visit to a physical medicine specialist is just like any other visit. He/she will obtain your medical history of your problem along with a general health history, perform a physical examination with special emphasis on the part of the body that is having the problem, review old records, possibly order diagnostic tests if needed and design a treatment tailor made for you. ...Read more

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What hip injuries can you get from falling off a bed?

What hip injuries can you get from falling off a bed?

Trauma from fall: The most serious hip injury would be a fracture of the "surgical neck" of the long bone of the thigh (femur). Depending on the patient's age and medical condition, treatment can range from prolonged bed rest to hip replacement surgery. Outside of a fracture, most injuries are minor, consisting of bruises and sore muscles. ...Read more

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Can my limp affect back and hip injuries?

Can my limp affect back and hip injuries?

Yes: Limping can abnormally load one extremity or side of the body compared to normal ambulation. This can definitely exacerbate injuries or the back and hip. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about hip injuries recovery time in elders?

Does anyone know about hip injuries recovery time in elders?

Depends on severity: It depends on the severity of the injury and the type. Fractures or broken bones take 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person. In someone elderly it may take longer. Soft tissue injuries or muscle pulls about the hip can also will take several months. ...Read more

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What hip injuries can one get from falling off a horse?

What hip injuries can one get from falling off a horse?

Many: The list is too numerous to mention. Spend more time being a better rider and less time memorizing injuries and you will be much better off. Was there a specific injury you were concerned about? ...Read more

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What hip injuries could you get from falling off a horse?

What hip injuries could you get from falling off a horse?

Various: You can get a broken bone in the hip, a sprain or strain, a pulled muscle, a bruise, just sore, etc. You will be sore for a few days and worse the day or two after the injury. If you have excruciating or significantly worsening pain you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Hip injuries from falling down the stairs. Are the very bad if you're over 65 years?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the fall and health of the patient. Older patients more likely to suffer hip fractures. If the hip is not broken then usually there bruising or soft tissue injures about the hip and these injuries are not very bad compared to a fracture. ...Read more

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How to recognize and treat hip injuries in outdoor soccer?

How to recognize and treat hip injuries in outdoor soccer?

Hip injuries: Many types of sprains, strains, stress fractures, nerve, vascular, etc. Check with american academy of orthopedic surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptom's of pelvis and hip injuries?

What are the symptom's of pelvis and hip injuries?

Groin Pain: Injures of the hip joint typically involve groin pain. There may be clicking/catching of the hip when rotating or flexing the hip by bringing the knee close to your chest. Pelvic injury symptoms depend on the injury. A bony injury is unlikely unless from a high energy accident or collision. Soft tissue injury of the pelvis usually is from muscle avulsion from an explosive athletic maneuver or fall. ...Read more

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What kind of hip injuries are common from falling down stairs?

What kind of hip injuries are common from falling down stairs?

Depends: Depends on the height of the fall, the age/health of the patient, and body part that you land on. Head injuries and ankle/knee injuries common in younger patients. Hip fractures and wrist fractures common in older patients. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Silver
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Physical Medicine (Definition)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a field of study in which a doctor trains to become a specialist in the problems of recovery after injuries, paralysis, or amputations, in addition to sports injuries and work injuries. PM&R doctors are called physiatrists (not to be confuses with psychiatrists, who are specialists in mental ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more