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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.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I was wondering what are some good books to read if you are interested in going into the sports medicine field?

I was wondering what are some good books to read if you are interested in going into the sports medicine field?

ACSM: Http://www. Amazon. Com/acsms-primary-care-sports-medicine/dp/0781770289/ref=sr_1_25? s=books;ie=utf8;qid=1394767030;sr=1-25;keywords=sports+medicine+books http://www. Amazon. Com/acsms-sports-medicine-comprehensive-review/dp/1451104251/ref=sr_1_8? S=books;ie=utf8;qid=1394767065;sr=1-8;keywords=sports+medicine+books.

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Should I take sports medicine 1 and 2 when I'm in freshman, sophmore, and junior. And why. And why is it important or not?

Sports Medicine: Try to schedule your first sports medicine course after you have biology. You will enjoy the course more if you have some background in anatomy and physiology. Also, spend time with a certified athletic trainer (nata). They can guide you as you learn.

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What willit take to become a physical therapist in sports medicine?

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.

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What is the professional name for someone who is a physician of sports medicine?

Not just one: To be a sports medicine physician, a physician must complete a 1 year fellowship after residency in sports medicine. Doctors who trained in family practice, physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation), emergency medicine, pediatrics, and internal medicine are all elligible to sit for the sports medicine board exam. Orthopedic surgeons can do a fellowship and sit for a surgical sport exam.

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How hard is it to get a fellowship in sports medicine for a family practice doctor?

They're Competitive: There are typically 10-20 applicants per spot for most fellowships. Really depends on the merits of the program. My best advice for someone trying to get one is to do a rotation with the program your interested in an then continue to show up at event coverage, mass physicals etc. Make sure they know your serious and dedicated. As a fellowship director I always found dedication impressive.

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Do sports medicine clinics offer MRI scans or something equivalent?

Do sports medicine clinics offer MRI scans or something equivalent?

They: May or may not. If not, they probably work closely with one or more imaging facilities that do.

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What type of training programs for doctors have to do with sports medicine?

Fellowship: After med school/ residency a 1-2 year fellowship is required. There are 2 distinct categories: surgical/ non-surgical. Surgical is orthopedics specializing in repair of ligaments/ cartilage/ broken bones. Non-surgical has a broader scope including the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, concussions, heat related disorders, cardiac conditions and other medical conditions related to athletes.

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