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What is the difference between a physiatrist and a physiotherapist?

What is the difference between a physiatrist and a 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

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Hi dr, during the education or training process, how different it is between physiatrist and physiotherapist, i mean the courses they need to take?

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

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What is the difference between the orthopedist and a physiatrist?

What is the difference between the orthopedist and a physiatrist?

Non-surgery vs. surg: Both treat similar conditions (musculoskeletal injuries) but orthopedists have the additional training to provide surgery as a treatment option, whereas physiatrists do not do surgery. Many orthopedists and physiatrists work in the same office. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a counselor, a therapist, a physiatrist and a physiologist?

What is the difference between a counselor, a therapist, a physiatrist and a physiologist?

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

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What are the differences between chiropracters, osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropodists and podiatrists?

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

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How do I find a good physiotherapist. I have "golfers elbow" that just won't go away

How do I find a good physiotherapist. I have "golfers elbow" that just won't go away

EPICONDYLITIS: 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