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Is there a type of physical therapist that deals specifically with sports injuries?
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Just like physicians, some physical therapists specialize in treating athletes.
Some therapists utilize certified athletic trainers to assist in the treatment of sports injuries. Most school, college, and pro teams coordinate the care of their athletes using pts and at-cs to treat and prevent injuries. Some add massage, manipulation (osteopathic or chiropractic), and other treatment modalities.

In brief: Yes
Just like physicians, some physical therapists specialize in treating athletes.
Some therapists utilize certified athletic trainers to assist in the treatment of sports injuries. Most school, college, and pro teams coordinate the care of their athletes using pts and at-cs to treat and prevent injuries. Some add massage, manipulation (osteopathic or chiropractic), and other treatment modalities.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Thomas Kennedy
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Some specialize
There are certainly physical therapists that specialize in the treatment of sports injuries.
Most medium to large communities will have them listed in the phone book.

In brief: Some specialize
There are certainly physical therapists that specialize in the treatment of sports injuries.
Most medium to large communities will have them listed in the phone book.
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes.
The professional that you're inquiring about is an Athletic Trainer. Athletic Trainers are licensed to evaluate and treat sports related injuries.

In brief: Yes.
The professional that you're inquiring about is an Athletic Trainer. Athletic Trainers are licensed to evaluate and treat sports related injuries.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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