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How can I train to be a sports or orthopedic physical therapist?

How can I train to be a sports or orthopedic physical therapist?

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. ...Read more

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How can you be a orthopedic physician after being a physical therapist?

How can you be a orthopedic physician after being a physical therapist?

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/ fellowship. ...Read more

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How long does it take to become a physical therapist, or an athletic trainer?

How long does it take to become a physical therapist, or 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

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Experts, might someone have to go to physical therapy after a knee injury?

Experts, might someone have to go to physical therapy after a knee injury?

No: Certainly not required but absolutely helpful for most. Every person and every injury requires different treatment to heal properly. ...Read more

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What willit take to become a physical therapist in sports medicine?

Masters or PhD: That's a great question. First a pt undergrad degree and lots of experience in sports medicine. Most go on to get a masters or phd in pt as well with some research work. Then intern with an amazing group that will give you experience treating athletes. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises would a physical therapist suggest for weak knees?

How to know what exercises would a physical therapist suggest for weak knees?

Weak knees: Warm up, stretching, strengthening, cool down. Focus on quads & hams, secondarily core & closed chain. ...Read more

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I am going to try out for the cheerleading team, I need to get a physical. What does a sports physical consist of?

I am going to try out for the cheerleading team, I need to get a physical. What does a sports physical consist of?

Depend on your schoo: this will depend on your school, the rules and guidelines they have. Usually it is a physical examination, and now some schools are doing cardiac evaluations as well. You need to find out what the guidelines are for your school district. Ask your physician and that should help. ...Read more

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What can an occupational therapist do to improve one's abilities after a motorcycle accident?

What can an occupational therapist do to improve one's abilities after a motorcycle accident?

Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy, or ot, is the type of therapy that helps a person return to the ability to carry out activities of daily living. That could mean something as simple as putting on a shirt or picking up a spoon, or more sophisticated chores as balancing a checkbook or driving a car. Some view ot as working with the upper extremity and pt with the lower, but that is too simplistic. ...Read more

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Where can I find a good physiotherapist for a sports injury?

Where can I find a good physiotherapist for a sports injury?

Functional Movement: I would recommend functionalmovement.Com and then find an expert. This is a specific type of therapist who can correct movement patterns which often are responsible for injuries. ...Read more

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I need help finding a medical doctor not a chiropractor, to help us brace and do physical therapy with our daughter vs jumping to surgery forscoliosis?

I need help finding a medical doctor not a chiropractor, to help us brace and do physical therapy with our daughter vs jumping to surgery forscoliosis?

Pediatric Ortho: You need a pediatric orthopedist who specializes in the treatment of childhood/adolescent scoliosis.These folks usually work at the nearest children's hospital. ...Read more

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How do a physical therapist and a chiropractor differ?

How do a physical therapist and a chiropractor differ?

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

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What sports can you still play with a broken arm?

What sports can you still play with a broken arm?

Depends: Sorry to say it again but it all depends upon what he injury is. A non displaced fracture is difernet from a fracture that requires reduction , or internal fixation ( surgery) age is a factor not only fo rthe degree of injury but for who one is competing against. For example is a 5 year soccer star or a 21 year old blue liner! ...Read more

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When can someone be able to try new sports with a prosthesis?

When can someone be able to try new sports with a prosthesis?

It's individualized: Really depends on your extent of prosthesis and how well your functioning with it. I have worked with athletes in many sports with many types of prosthesis. If you can participate in a sport safely with a prosthesis, theres no reason you can't compete. ...Read more

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How does a physical therapist help you use a prosthesis?

Multiple ways: A good PT will help the person by teaching them how to put on the prosthesis appropriately, learning to identify and troubleshoot prosthesis fit problems and help re-learn walking with the device. Their role is crucial in Amputee Rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to become a physical therapist?

School: You will need to attend a college that offers a degree in physical therapy. There are many such schools, search online. You can also obtain a masters degree and doctorate level training in physical therapy. It's a good field, you will be helping many people. ...Read more

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How long after dislocating a shoulder will you be able to play sports again?

How long after dislocating a shoulder will you be able to play sports again?

Depends on the sport: Typically 3-4 weeks of immobilization is needed after a dislocation, followed by physical therapy. Early return would be about 6 weeks. I would not recommend any contact for 3 months. A good guild line is symmetrical strenght and range of motion, without pain. ...Read more