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What is the difference between physical medicine and physiotherapy?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Physical therapy

Physical medicine is a state of the medical arts that is practiced by doctors who specialize in medical management of many disorders e.
g. Pain management, spinal disorders, etc. Physical therapy is the type of therapy prescribed by doctors in order to help many canditions e.g. Musculo-skeletal problems, pain problems etc. The therapy is done by physical therapist who are licensed to do this

In brief: Physical therapy

Physical medicine is a state of the medical arts that is practiced by doctors who specialize in medical management of many disorders e.
g. Pain management, spinal disorders, etc. Physical therapy is the type of therapy prescribed by doctors in order to help many canditions e.g. Musculo-skeletal problems, pain problems etc. The therapy is done by physical therapist who are licensed to do this
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Training isdifferent

A physical therapist goes through training at a specialized school. A physical medicine doctor is an md or do that specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation which is a medical specialty. Physical therapists and physical medicine doctors work very closely to help patients with disabilities and injuries get better.

In brief: Training isdifferent

A physical therapist goes through training at a specialized school. A physical medicine doctor is an md or do that specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation which is a medical specialty. Physical therapists and physical medicine doctors work very closely to help patients with disabilities and injuries get better.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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