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Orthopedic Doctor Vs Physical Therapist
Only one is a doctor: An orthopaedic surgeon is a doctor, has completed 5 years of residency training, after medical school. Some orthopaedic surgeons complete fellowships in specific areas of orthopaedics which may take a year or more to complete. That's at least 9 years of training after undergrad, most of which is focused on musculoskeletal care. We right the orders for treatment and the therapist do the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard pressure on my feet, feet&leg hurt which doctor (chiropractor, physical therapist, podiatrist, orthopedic, or acupunpuncturist or?)should i see
Any one of the Docs: would do, so as to be properly evaluated and Diagnosed and treatment started. Good Luck. ...Read more
They can: These are two different disciplines and the schooling is different. An orthopedic surgeon can be a physical therapist only if they went to physical therapy post-graduate training, but the process to become an orthopedic surgeon does not give you the proper training to be a physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
It all depends.: One would need to know more about the "tendinitis". Inflammation caused by an injury would probably be best evaluated by a physician first. In all likely hood, he will direct you to a physical therapist if necessary. I would be okay if a patient sought treatment from a therapist for inflammation of a non-traumatic origination. Mild inflammation can easily be treated with NSAID, ice and /or heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 who can order studies, prescribe pt, prescribe medications, etc. A physical therapist is skilled in hands on physical treatment. If a physical therapist is on health tap they can further comment on the educational duration and background. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One Is a doctor: Sports medicine physicians are md or do and have, on average, gone to 4 years of med school, 4-5 years of residency and one year of fellowship. They have the ability to diagnose, treat, perform injections, provide manual therapy, prescribe medication and perform surgery. Physical therapists help with rehab by doing/teaching exercises, manual therapy, modalities, but usually require an rx from md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Please explain to me the difference between a sports medicine physician and a physical therapist.?
Physician is a M.D.: A sports medicine physician completes medical school or osteopathic school, an internship/ residency and additional fellowship training in sports medicine. A physical therapist attends physical therapy school following college which is, like medical school, highly competitive. Some will continue training to receive their doctorate in physical therapy. Both are essential to the care of athletes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the difference between a sports medicine physician and a sports-centered physical therapist?
Different training: A sports medicine physician completed medical school (4 years), residency (3-5 years), and sports medicine fellowship (1-2 years) and is a doctor who can order tests, prescribe medications, prescribe physical therapy, some give injections, some are surgeons. A physical therapist treats patients with hands on treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a physical therapist the correct doctor to see for flat feet and over pronation in child? If not what is the correct doctor to see?
Flat feet : Actually the best person to see for flat feet is a podiatrist. Flat feet can be a result a various pathologies and most times this can be corrected with an orthotic but sometimes when the pathology is to great surgery may need to be performed. I recommend seeing a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can very mild disc degeneration cause lower back and hip pain? MRI showed very mild disc degeneration and doctor said it was causing pain. However, physical therapist said it was normal and so mild it wouldn't cause pain.
Should I consider seeing an ortopedic dr? I've had constant burning pain in my butt after sitting for a while. Seen chiro and physical therapist alread
I was diagnosed with a 32 degree curve of my bck due to scoliosis after being to an orthopedist and a physical therapist with no results what would be a suggested course of action from here?
Can a physical therapist work on a former patient with same condition without a prescription from a doctor- is that within scope of their license?
Depends: Scope of independent practice varies by state. In colorado they could. ...Read more
Should i go to an orthopeadic surgeon and/or a physical therapist? I'm a 15 year old girl and i skateboard quite often and usually when i skate i end up landing on my left ankle in awkward positions and sprain or roll my ankle all the time. Most of the ti
I : I agree with your physical therapist in that you should definitely have your ankle x-rayed. If you're 15, chances are you still have active growth plates in your ankle bones, and growth plates are extremely fragile, much more so than "adult" bone, and are fractured much more easily than "adult" bone. Being that ankle ligaments in a 15 year old are exceedingly strong, and active growth plates are exceedingly weak, any injury would fracture a growth plate well before any ligament can get sprained or even torn. So an x-ray is a must, and you should stay off your foot until you know exactly what's going on down there. I disagree with your physical therapist in that you should get physical therapy regardless of your diagnosis, though. If you have a fracture, the last thing you should do is put your ankle through physical therapy. It needs rest, and perhaps even a cast. Most growth plate fractures are minor and heal quickly, and there is usually no need for a course of physical therapy afterward. Some growth plate injuries (rarely) are very significant, and can even stop the further growth of the bone. Treatment following such a severe injury would most definitely benefit from a course of physical therapy, after the initial healing is over. I would recommend you either seek the services of a podiatrist or a foot & ankle orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read more
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