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What is the difference between exercise science and sports medicine?

What is the difference between exercise science and sports medicine?

See below: In addition to earlier answers. To further clarify the difference, the american board of orthopedic surgery has created an examination to provide board certification in orthopedic sports medicine. The goal is to certify a subset of orthopedic surgeons who have a "unique body of knowledge and area of practice" in sports medicine. Ask you orthopedist if he has board certification is sports medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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What is the difference between sports science and sports medicine? Also what subjects do i need to take for my A Levels for either one of them

What is the difference between sports science and sports medicine? Also what subjects do i need to take for my A Levels for either one of them

Sport med. Science.: Sport science and sport medicine have many similarities in the multi dimensional realm of sport. Without putting too fine a point on the differences, the science component encompasses the physiology and bio mechanic functions of the body as it relates to sport. The medicine component deals with the medical aspects of the body in sport, including diagnosis and treatment protocols. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sports medicine and sports science?

What is the difference between sports medicine and sports science?

Confusing: Lots of doctors like to claim they are sports medicine but only those that are physicians that have done a special fellowship in sports medicine are truly sports medicine. Other avenues in health care include sports nutritionist, sports physical therapy, sports psychology and sports chiropractor. Sports scientist to do research and study the effect of sport or exercise on the human body. ...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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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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Is there difference between an sports medicine doctor and orthopedic surgeon?

Is there difference between an sports medicine doctor and orthopedic surgeon?

Sports Med v Ortho: A sports med doctor does not have to be an orthopedic surgeon. Anyone can put that name on their door, even a chiropractor. An orthopedic surgeon goes through a 5 year residency and most of us have also done a fellowship. I did a one year sports medicine fellowship after my residency. Be wary of titles. ...Read more

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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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Do you know anything about sports medicine?

Do you know anything about sports medicine?

Yes I Do.....: Orthopaedic and Family practice docs typically practice sports medicine. Requires 4 years of medical school and either orthopaedic surgery residency (5years) or family practice residency (3years) and then 1 year sports medicine fellowship. Ortho does surgery, family practice takes care of the whole athlete, non-surgical. We practice and get to work with people and athletes from all walks of life. ...Read more

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What does the word "gait" mean in sports medicine?

What does the word "gait" mean in sports medicine?

Gait is specifically: The mechanics associated with how you walk or propel yourself with your lower extremities and torso. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Sports Medicine (Definition)

Sports medicine is a field of study in which a person specializes in checking players for sports readiness, sports injuries and treatments, causes of injuries, ...Read more