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Hi dr, during the education or training process, how different it is between physiatrist and physiotherapist, I mean the courses they need to take?

Hi dr, during the education or training process, how different it is between physiatrist and physiotherapist, I mean the courses they need to take?

PT vs Physiatrist: They are different specialties. Both now have a doctorate. The physiatrist does longer training--first 4 yrs med school, then residency of 3-5 yrs. ...Read more

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Is a form of learning, in which knowledge, skills & habits of people are transferred from 1 generation to the next through teaching, training or research. It has effect on the way one thinks, feels & acts. It is derived from the latin word meaning to ...Read more


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Hi doctor, can a physiotherapist or student with master degree in rehabilitation science become a physiatrist? What education or specialty isrequired?

Hi doctor, can a physiotherapist or student with master degree in rehabilitation science become a physiatrist? What education or specialty isrequired?

Good idea!: Physical therapists have a great base of knowledge that would be very useful for a career as a physiatrist. In the us this would require a 4 year medical degree followed by a 4 year physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) residency. ...Read more

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What is a physiatrist?

What is a physiatrist?

MD in rehab: A physiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They typically diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, such as sports injuries, arthritis, or low back pain. ...Read more

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What is physiatrist and what do they do?

What is physiatrist and what do they do?

Medical rehab expert: Physiatry is a lesser-known specialty of medicine that focuses on physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in this area. See this website for more info: http://www. Aapmr. Org/patients/aboutpmr/pages/physiatrist. Aspx. ...Read more

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What conditions does a physiatrist treat?

Many: Physiatrists treat many conditions and all ages. These conditions range from spinal cord injuries, strokes, head injuries, cerebral palsy, amputations, back and neck pain, arthritis of all of the joints. Many do interventions like epidural injections, radiofrequency treatment, Botox injections for neurological conditions. Some specialize in sports medicine or treat musicians and workers with injur. ...Read more

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What kind of training do physiatrists usually have?

What kind of training do physiatrists usually have?

Fellowship: These are physicians who have extended training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They focus on rehabilitatin of injury, chronic diseases affecting ones ability to carry out activities of daily living and attempt to get you back to as normal as you were as best they and the therapist can. This mostly involves musculoskeletal, neurologic and general debility. Conditions. ...Read more

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Are physiatrists quacks like chiropracters?

Are physiatrists quacks like chiropracters?

Huge difference: Physiatrists are fully trained md's with an interest in sports medicine and the effects of injury on the body, especially bones and joints. They practice modern medical techniques and use the latest treatments unlike the discredited theories espoused by chiropractors. ...Read more

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Could a physiatrist determine if you have adhd?

Could a physiatrist determine if you have adhd?

Diagnosis of ADHD: A psychologist, psychiatrist or physician can make the diagnosis of adhd. ...Read more

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What can I expect at the physiatrist office?

What can I expect at the physiatrist office?

History and physical: A good physiatrist will take a good history and preform a comprehensive musculoskeletal examination. He /she should then look at your imaging studies (mris etc) and then o over a treatment plan with you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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What patients are usually treated by physiatrists?

What patients are usually treated by physiatrists?

See below: A physiatrist or specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nerve, muscle, and bone disorders with the goal of decreasing pain and improving function. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a physiatrist and a physiotherapist?

MD vs PT: A physiatrist is a medical doctor/physician who specializes in rehab medicine. The physiatrist went to 4 years of medical school followed by an additional 4 years of specialized training in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
A physiotherapist, also known as a physical therapist, is not a medical doctor. They may have a phd, thus are "doctors", but they are not ever physicians. ...Read more

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Myinsurancedoesnt cover a physiatrist so I'm forced to deal with this alone my family dr tried all medications I need hep?

Myinsurancedoesnt cover a physiatrist so I'm forced to deal with this alone my family dr tried all medications I need hep?

Go to the doctor: Then you go to the clinic and see a therapist or psychiatrist. There are community health clinics that charge sliding scales. But you have exhausted your other options. ...Read more

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What treatments are recommended by physiatrists?

Non-surgical: Physiatrists are physicians who have advanced training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They treat injuries or other conditions where rehabilitation is the main goal of treatment; they have all non-surgical modalities available to them. ...Read more

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What can a person to help themselves with the disease of pulling hair out? Had since I was little. No dr refuse to be labelled by physiatrist

What can a person to help themselves with the disease of pulling hair out? Had since I was little. No dr refuse to be labelled by physiatrist

There's help: Trichotillomania or hair pulling disorder can be managed by your PCP in consultation with a psychologist or mental health provider. A comprehensive approach including psychotherapy or habit reverse training and medications based on risk factors. ...Read more

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Would my physiatrist tell my parents what I say?

Would my physiatrist tell my parents what I say?

Informing parents: Please clarify whether you are asking about a physiatrist or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Seeing a physiatrist tomorrow because my mom thinks I have add. What's gonna happen?

Seeing a physiatrist tomorrow because my mom thinks I have add. What's gonna happen?

Psychiatrist?: Psychologist? You will likely be asked question as will your mother. The mental health provider may give your, your parents and your teachers forms to fill out to provide further history. Sometimes psychological testing is also done. ...Read more

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Can a Physiatrist be a physical therapist?

Can a Physiatrist be a physical therapist?

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

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What is the difference between the orthopedist and a physiatrist?

What is the difference between the orthopedist and a physiatrist?

Non-surgery vs. Surg: Both treat similar conditions (musculoskeletal injuries) but orthopedists have the additional training to provide surgery as a treatment option, whereas physiatrists do not do surgery. Many orthopedists and physiatrists work in the same office. ...Read more