What do physiotherapists do when treating scoliosis?
It's my first time going to the physiotherapists.
Are there any particular things they do, so i would know beforehand?
Question answered by lordreith
They'll measure the degree of your spinal curvature. Prescribe excercises. Have you change your postural habits (sleep, carrying books, etc.) Extreme cases might call for a spinal brace. Real extreme, for a surgical procedure.
I have a bad spinal curvature due to one leg being shorter than the other. The choice is either a heavy limp or wearing a built-up shoe, but doctors won't operate.
Do physiotherapists have access to a patients entire medical history?
Do physiotherapists have access to a patients entire medical history?
Just wondering if a physiotherapist has access to a patients entire medical history when they are referred or just the notes associated with why they were referred in the first place? Like when they go to check notes on the computer can they see you had an appendix operation when you were 13 just as an example?
I'm in Uk so is there a law like that HHP law?
Question answered by Betty B
I would say no.
A physiotherapist is not even a medical Doctor, even if s/he might be a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
No more than my optometrist is a medical doctor, even if he is a Doctor of Optometry.
My dentist is not a medical doctor either but he is might be a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Maybe you need a therapist to talk about your paranoia.
Even if you go from one medical doctor to another, like if you move or change health insurance and have to change primary doctor, you’ll have to sign a bunch of papers (in the US) to authorize your medical file to be transferred to your new doctor. Often, you cannot even do that as your doctor will only make hard copies of your file and won’t sent it by mail (it could get lost and then you sue them when it gets leaked), so they’ll only release your file to you personally (a hard copy of it, a file that get thicker as you get older) and then it’s your responsibility to get it to your new doctor.
For a referral, your primary doctor will only send notes relevant to the referral, even if the specialist is a medical doctor (like a gynecologist or a GI doctor). If needed, the primary doctor and the specialist(s) send each other letters to keep themselves apprised of your condition...and you can see their correspondence any time you want.
If a physiotherapist is checking the computer about you, it’s most likely about the history form you filled out before you saw him/her...so you volunteered all the information and about the notes your doctor sent about your condition that could justify you being referred to him/her.
There was a time when the idea of having all your medical history in one place, accessible by any physician, became possible and therefore thought of. If you get into an accident, an emergency doctor could access your medical history, know your blood type, your allergies, and every meds you're taking (for meds interactions) and save your life faster and therefore better.
No more paperwork to fill out about your medical history each time you see a new doctor, history that you sometimes do not remember that well unless you’re writing a journal. Right now, off the bat, I could not tell you when was the last time I had a tetanus booster shot. I think it was 3 years ago. I would like a computer to tell me in 7 years that I need another one.
Then “computer hacking” came into play and nobody wanted the extremely private “doctor/patient” confidentiality personal medical information to become vulnerable to outsiders. Nowadays, medical info gets leaked from the inside, like a nurse wanting to make money and selling the info to some tabloids that some celebrity is pregnant.
You will only know that I had a tonsillectomy at 20 because I’m saying so. Of course, my doctor or dentist know that I had it because they look in my throat and my tonsils are not there, but it’s not in any of my medical files...nothing beats a physical examination.
In the UK, the NHS is moving on to electronically have a place with all the medical records (ERDIP) and the best anti-hackers protection (so far...).
Your physiotherapist will not have access to it no more than my dentist could have access to fort Knox.
is there any law for physiotherapists to prefix doctor?
are physiotherapists doctors ? who is a doctor? what are the authorised bodies to give doctorate?
Question answered by Kevin W
To practice as a physiotherapist you do not have to be a doctor, so, no, physiotherapists are not doctors.
A physiotherapist is an person who helps people recover from injuries through the use of exercise and manipulation of joints and limbs.
A doctor is a medical professional qualified to diagnose and prescribe drugs. They are typically qualified in general medicine and then specialise in a certain field.
It is possible to take post-qualifying training and education in physiotherapy, up to and including doctorate level, however, the doctorate would most likely be a PhD rather than an MD. Most universities that offer physiotherapy courses will have post graduate courses, so the first thing to do would be to speak to the physiotherapy department at your university of choice.
Is gaining the required grades to become a dentist or physiotherapist more difficult than actually studying to?
Is gaining the required grades to become a dentist or physiotherapist more difficult than actually studying to become one of those things?
I mean, in The UK, you need GCSEs and A Levels to be able to study dentistry or physiotherapy. I was wondering, is it more difficult to gain the required grades to study those things than it is to actually study and pass dentistry or physiotherapy?
More detail, please, chris m. Are you speaking from experience?
Question answered by RLO
It is always easier to get grades to get into any field of study. The real challenge comes when you are competing with other students who come with the same grades as you do. Once you begin studying to be a dentist, physiotherapist, or anything else, you have more to learn and at a much deeper level. A lot of people start out to become dentist or physiotherapists, not everyone makes it.
How can I find a job in canada as a physiotherapist?
Iam a physiotherapist at tur sinai general hospital_south of sinai_ Egypt. Can you help me find a job in canada?
Question answered by LaLaLaa♥
To work as a physiotherapist, you must complete a university degree, pass a national exam and be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Programs in Ontario include: McMaster University; Queen’s University; The University of Ottawa; The University of Toronto and The University of Western Ontario. More information about these programs can be found at:
What is the difference between a physician and a physiotherapist?
Most sports teams have both a physician and a physiotherapist. What are the differences between the two, in roles, education, and salary?
Question answered by dancing_daisy17
A physician is a fancy name for a doctor. On a sport's team, they would be responsible for making sure all of the players are healthy and to provide proper medical care in case of any injuries during a game or practice. Doctors generally have lengthy schooling (about 7 years total) but the salary is worth it, being one of the highest paid professionals in the medical field, depending on your specialty.
A physiotherapist is a specialist that deals with the movement of the body. They would be involved with keeping the players from getting injured through proper warm ups and stretches, as well as being involved in the rehabilitation process if a player does get injured. Physiotherapist training varies on where you live, but it would still be at least 4 years of training involving human kinetics, anatomy, etc. The salary would also depend on where you worked, whether you owned a private business, worked at a hospital or with a sports team.
Is it easy to get work as a physiotherapist in South America, Peru in particular?
I'm Australian and I'm currently undergoing a physiotherapy course. When I finish I want to move to South America, preferably Peru because I know people there.
I sure the pay wont be very good because I've been there and I know its not the richest country.
Are physiotherapists in high demand there does anyone know? I speak Spanish by the way.
Question answered by OdysseySeaGlass.com
To work in Peru, you need to apply for a work visa. You can't work on a tourist visa. Any kind of work that requires college is in short supply here as there are too many graduates for the work available. The problem is that 90% of the population can't afford the therapy so they just don't go. I have two friends who have had strokes here and can't afford the physical therapy, although even in this small town, there are a couple of therapists trying to scratch a living.
What diploma do i need to become a physiotherapist?
I'm 14 and i have decided that i want to become a physiotherapist. the school that i go to in england offers diplomas but i am not sure which one to take. i have asked various people and it is likely that it is in between 'sport and active leisure' or 'hospitality' or 'society,health and development'. I've already searched everywhere on the internet and cannot find an answer, can you help me? any answers will be appreciated.
Question answered by emilyemilyemily
I'm 15 and i want to become a physiotherapist, i would take the society, health and development, for a levels i am taking psychology, pe, photography, and biology, my friend is doing physiotherapy and oxford brookes uni, and she said that the first exam is going to be about muscles in the arm and to revise that lol :) hope i helped.
How much do physiotherapists earn on average in Malaysia?
I would like to find out so I can make a choice for a good career option. If you know how much a physiotherapist can earn in an overseas nation, please do include. Specific figures are much appreciated.Thank you.
Question answered by Samuel
approximately 35K - 45K..
What are the best classes to take if you want to be a physiotherapist?
Thinking about becoming a physiotherapist and was wondering what classes would be useful to take for secondary 5. We have to take English and we choose four more. I was thinking biology, chemistry, maths and something else? But I'm not 100% sure, so please let me know if you have any ideas on this topic! Thanks for reading(:
I don't think there is human biology, just plain biology at the school. Wasn't sure if I would need physics? I didn't take physics at standard grade but may be able to just do it at an intermediate level if it would be helpful to have?
Question answered by Emsquared
You need to know about Anatomy and Physiology to be a Physiotherapist. I would say your choices are good. Does your school also have Human Biology as a subject?