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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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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

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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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Physiotherapist said I have a six inch lesion on my spine. What is this? And what would cause it. I've had no accidents.

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

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For physiotherapist, how I can do nerve mobilization for medial planter nerve?

For physiotherapist, how I can do nerve mobilization for medial planter nerve?

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

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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

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I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?

I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?

SeriousNeckingTime: 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

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Is a physiotherapist a doctor?

Is a physiotherapist a doctor?

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

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Do physiotherapist help in frozen shoulder?

Do physiotherapist help in frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder: Physiotherapy can get the shoulder moving. Massaging helps loosen the muscle around the joint. Stretching helps release the stiff and thickened joint capsule. ...Read more

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How would I know if I need an orthopedist or a physiotherapist?

How would I know if I need an orthopedist or a physiotherapist?

Copd: Emt should know whatever available medical history to treat you appropriately. For example if they know that you have COPD they will not administer too much oxygen which may be detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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Do I go to a physiotherapist, podiatrist or something else for fasciitis?

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

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Should I see a orthopedic, osteopath or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Should I see a orthopedic, osteopath or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Knee pain: Your pcp may refer you to orthopedics or pt. The orthopedic doctor can see, evaluate, prescribe any necessary meds or treatments, inject, or possibly operate--if needed. The pt can see, evaluate, and institute physical therapy plan for you. ...Read more

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Where can I find a good physiotherapist for a sports injury?

Where can I find a good physiotherapist for a sports injury?

Functional Movement: I would recommend functionalmovement. Com and then find an expert. This is a specific type of therapist who can correct movement patterns which often are responsible for injuries. ...Read more

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I feel that my tinnitus got worse after I had a neck massage with a physiotherapist. Is it possible?

I feel that my tinnitus got worse after I had a neck massage with a physiotherapist. Is it possible?

Yes: It could especially if they used a mechanical massage. Also just staying in certain positions can enhance. The most likely is that the more relaxed and quiet you are the more you will notice the tinnitus. ...Read more

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Will draining the bursae help heal the inflammation area quicker and last longer than seeing a physiotherapist?

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

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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.

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.

Speak with doc: There are many causes of back pain so this should be discussed with your doctor, however in most cases unless there are other symptoms back x rays will be normal. ...Read more

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Is it better to see a sports doctor or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Is it better to see a sports doctor or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Sports doc: I would start with a sports medicine doctor, as they have the training to make sure you don't have something seriously wrong. This may include XR or MRI if indicated. If safe, you may then be referred to a physiotherapist to help you return to function ...Read more

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Should a person with hypermobility syndrome be a doctor or be in the medical field such as physiotherapist? Will they be physically fit?

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

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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.?

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

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Iam 33yr old female, a physiotherapist with bilateral chondromalacia patellae with thinning of cartilage since 1yr. What precautions I need to take?

Iam 33yr old female, a physiotherapist with bilateral chondromalacia patellae with thinning of cartilage since 1yr. What precautions I need to take?

Avoid Squats!: Avoiding deep squats and lunges and other activities that overload the patellofemoral joint is the key to avoiding surgery (arthroscopic chondroplasty or even patellofemoral arthroplasty). consider HA (Hyaluronic acid) supplementation as well. ...Read more