Monday, January 25, 2016

PTs and Athletic Trainers in Orthopedics: Differences and Similarities

Physical therapists and athletic trainers both work in the field of sports medicine and treat people who sustained injuries from sports—but that’s where the similarities between the two end. Physical therapists and athletic trainers require different certifications and educational attainment, and have workplace settings that are worlds apart. Physical Therapists vs. Athletic Trainers Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who help patients to restore, develop and maintain movement, and physical functions. They work with people of all ages, occupations and fitness levels who have acute or chronic injuries and illnesses. Athletic trainers, on the other hand, help athletes and other physically active individuals to rehabilitate and manage their injuries. They are also trained to recognize and prevent injuries that may be caused by physical activity.


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