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What Is The Difference Between Physiatrist And Physiotherapist
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
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
Posture: Both can help and so can an osteopath. ...Read more
Regards a flat lower spine, what's the difference between a lumbar spine exercise therapist, a physiotherapist and chiropractor and who best to help?
See below: Physiotherapist who specializes in treatment of the spine. ...Read more
Too broad for format: There are many different types of counselors, therapists, physiatrists and physiologists based on their area of expertise and university degrees. I advise you look up each definition and write it down. Think about the descriptions. Then come up with a more precise question. Ask yourself what am I trying to ask? ...Read more
What are the differences between chiropracters, osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropodists and podiatrists?
Different w overlap: Chiropodists are foot and ankle technicians, while podiatrists are foot and ankle physicians. Chiropractors are more into whole body functioning with body adjustments and manipulations, with no surgery nor prescription medication. Psyiotherapists are another term for physical therapists who rehab injuries. Osteopaths have become similar to MDs and are physicians that have manipulation expertis ...Read more
Ask PT: I defer to pt to answer your question. ...Read more
Physiotherapist said I have a six inch lesion on my spine. What is this? And what would cause it. I've had no accidents.
Take care: If you are without symptoms, and previously unaware of a "lesion" then ask the pt for details. If you are still in doubt, go to your doc for an evaluation. A serious spine lesion would not take you by surprise. ...Read more
Medial Plantar Nerve: Nerve entrapment syndromes can often be treated with conservative therapy by a physiotherapist off sports medicine practitioner, avoiding surgical intervention: http://books. Google. Com/books? Id=uzpwfnyyjjuc&pg=pa775&lpg=pa775&dq=nerve+mobilization+for+medial+plantar+nerve&source=bl&ots=o6o-3ow9f8&sig=th6hgf0hbiqw2_foyypzbvnh2mu&hl=en&sa=x&ei=0yneubybcjdm8gth2yhwaw&ved=0cd4q6aewaw#v=onepage&q=nerve. ...Read more
I feel your pain. As an avid hacker, I've had it in both elbows.
This is an extremely frustrating condition to have, but also to treat. Here's the long and short of it- take ibuprofen, 600-800 mgs 3x a day with food. Ice it for 10-15 mins several x a day, do the whole alphabet, capital letters with your wrist on top of a desk 2-3x a day. See adoctor if no better after 2 weeks. Elbow band good 2. ...Read more
I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?
Here's a pretty good site that'll give you some perspective:
http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/herniated-disc/conservative-treatment-a-cervical-herniated-disc
Whatever you do, get the best practitioners you can find and go slowly, no rush. You'll be sorry if you overdo it.
Use a rolled towel under your neck at night. Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. A neck support you can heat in the microwave ...Read more
If got MD degree.: A physiotherapist or physical therapist, is not necessarily a medical doctor (MD or DO). A physiotherapist can go to medical school or a school of osteopathic medicine and become a MD or DO. A physiotherapist can also get a doctorate and thus have a PhD. See more about Physical Therapy and training here: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Physical_therapy#Education ...Read more
Podiatrist: One of the most common problems a podiatrist sees is plantar fascitis! Easy to diagnose and many treatment options are available. Hope this helps and best of luck! ...Read more
I feel that my tinnitus got worse after I had a neck massage with a physiotherapist. Is it possible?
Will draining the bursae help heal the inflammation area quicker and last longer than seeing a physiotherapist?
Prefer draining: I happen to be a believer in draining large fluid filled bursa and then injecting a tiny amount of corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. I get referrals from physical therapist to do just that because they have a difficult time treating bursitis. If only small fluid, l opt for oral NSAID like Naproxen and some compression tape. ...Read more
Hello my college as referred from Dr. Ahmed Othman im asking about steps recommended for physiotherapist to be done during sessions in my patient cas?
I suffer from recurring back aches. A physiotherapist told me the xrays were normal but my back muscles were very weak. I would like a second opinion.
Should a person with hypermobility syndrome be a doctor or be in the medical field such as physiotherapist? Will they be physically fit?
Depends: Unless the hypermobility syndrome is very severe and has been associated with instability and/or dislocations, I think it would be perfectly fine to be a physiotherapist, and the patient can potentially be as physically fit as anyone else. ...Read more
My left sholder was injured by work out. So I need a physiotherapist doctor in delhi... So tel me the name and full adress...Plz.?
Ortho: First, see orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. He will have a list of trusted physical therapists who help with recovery of his patients. You can have rotator cuff injury. ...Read more
Iam 33yr old female, a physiotherapist with bilateral chondromalacia patellae with thinning of cartilage since 1yr. What precautions I need to take?
Hello doctor, I am a physiotherapist of handball team. The coach asked me to find propar food or meales form the players. What you recommend for them?
Check it out: Meals for travel? Snacks? Whole grains, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, lean meats, fish and fruits/vegetables are a great start. ...Read more