Doctor insights on:
What Is The Difference Between A Sports Therapist And A Physical Therapist
Depends: I am not sure what a sports therapist is. My guess is that there is a sports medicine provider, who is usually a fellowship trained md or do (physician). The other option would be a physical therapy is further specialized to work with sportsmen. He is essentially a physical therapist who has special interest in and focus on sport related injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Level of training: Generally, Physical Therapists have a more stringent 4 year training program followed by licensing. They can gain additional levels of training, skill and knowledge (ex. DPT=Doctor of PT). With athletic trainers, the licensing is less stringent and quality/knowledge levels can vary dramatically. Sports PT's are PT's with subspecialty in sports injury and training. ...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 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Just like physicians, some physical therapists specialize in treating athletes. Some therapists utilize certified athletic trainers to assist in the treatment of sports injuries. Most school, college, and pro teams coordinate the care of their athletes using pts and at-cs to treat and prevent injuries. Some add massage, manipulation (osteopathic or chiropractic), and other treatment modalities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What is the difference between a wellness exam and a physical?
- What is the difference between a physical and a wellness check?
- What are the differences between a massage therapist and a chiropractor?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is the difference between a polyp and a hemorrhoid?
- What is the difference between a colon polyp and tumor?
- What is the difference between a uti and kidney stones?
- What is the difference between a regular lymph node and a cancerous lymph node?
- Talk to a physical medicine and rehab specialist online for free