Top 20 Doctor insights on: 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?
Hi doctor, can a physiotherapist or student with master degree in rehabilitation science become a physiatrist? What education or specialty isrequired?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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