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What is the difference between a sports therapist and a physical therapist?

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 more

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What is the difference between sport physical therapist and an athletic trainer?

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What is the difference between sport physical therapist and an athletic trainer?

Degree and boards: A sports physical therapist is a physical therapist with a focus on sports medicine and athletics. They are typically board certified with an advanced professional degree in physical therapy. An athletic trainer can also be certified, but typically does not have an advanced professional degree. Until recently in California, seeing a physical therapist requires a prescription. ...Read more

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Please explain to me the difference between a sports medicine physician and a physical therapist.?

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 more

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What's the difference between a sports medicine physician and a sports-centered physical therapist?

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 more

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What the difference between sports medicine physician and a physical therapist?

What the difference between sports medicine physician and a physical therapist?

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 more

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Which the difference between sports medicine physician and a physical therapist?

Which the difference between sports medicine physician and a physical therapist?

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 more

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Are there differences between a physical therapist and a sports physical therapist?

More specialized!: Both therapist recieve the same basic training, but the sports therapist focuses on sports injuries and associated rehabilitation. They are usually part of a team which takes care of athletes, composed of orthopaedic surgeons and athletic trainers. ...Read more

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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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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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Is there a type of physical therapist that deals specifically with sports injuries?

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 more

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I have been previously diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my back and it just keeps getting worse despite going to a physical therapist. I play three sports at a prep school and my main sport is hockey so i really want to be ready for the season. My injury

I have been previously diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my back and it just keeps getting worse despite going to a physical therapist. I play three sports at a prep school and my main sport is hockey so i really want to be ready for the season. My injury

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I want to know what is the difference between chiropractor and physical therapist?

I want to know what is the difference between chiropractor and physical therapist?

Many similarities: While there are many similarities, there are also a few differences. In general and without getting into too much detail, chiropractors tend to focus on adjustments and manipulations, while therapists focus more on exercise. Both will do modalities such as massage, ultrasound, muscle stim, etc. There is also difference in the training/schooling between the two. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an orthopedic doctor and a 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 more

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What's the difference between an orthopedic and a physical therapist?

What's the difference between an orthopedic and a physical therapist?

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 more

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What does physical therapist and physical therapist assitant do? What's the difference?

What does physical therapist and physical therapist assitant do?  What's the difference?

Therapy: The difference is the training and education. They both provide physical therapy services, the assistant is supervised and given instructions on what to do. ...Read more

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How do I find a good physical therapist in my town?

GOOGLE FOR: Physical therapist in your area, then go to healthgrades .Com and get a free report on his/her credentials. Word of mouth is also helpful. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can find a good physical therapist?

What are good ways i can find a good physical therapist?

Ask around: It's always good to have a referral by someone you know. You can ask your primary physician. You can also go to the national register of health service providers - the doctors in that directory have gone through rigorous credentialing. ...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