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Physiatrist Education Requirements
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
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
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
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
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
What type of m.D. Would be certified to complete functional capacity exam & residual functional capacity report for ssdi case? Physiatrist?
Occupational: Medicine is another option.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Myinsurancedoesnt cover a physiatrist so I'm forced to deal with this alone my family dr tried all medications I need hep?
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
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
Someone says they can hear and see people that are not there, but has gone to a physiatrist and the results state that they are not psychotic!
U r right:
This does not sound consistent.
U may consider a clarification or a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
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
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