Should i see an athletic therapist for something as little as knee pain i have been feeling for a week?
I have a walk in clinic for sports injury, but i don't know if something like mine is suitable to go there because it is not something that serious or i don't think so.
Question answered by .
Well an athletic therapist can really get into detail as the knee is very important for sports and such. So yes, you should go as that's one thing they focus on.
Orthopedic Therapist: what are some of the basic necessary equipment needed in your clinic?
for children ages 5-14 sports related and non sports related. for acute injuries, overuse injuries and contact sport injuries. i am asking because i want to open a orthopedic physical therapist clinic. i will hire a licensed orthopedic physical therapist, but i will need to know what are some of the basic necessary equipment needed and where i could possibly purchase it used rather than new to cut costs. i want to start off small, and then expand. purchase some of the necessary equipment to treat patients, and then purchase more as the business grows.
Question answered by mistify
I think if you are going to open up a clinic for pediatric orthopedic injuries, you aren't going to have many clients. Most pediatric based clinics are for neurological cases...cerebral palsy, developmental delay, etc. The reason pediatric clinics exist is because the neurological basis for pediatric PT is so vastly different than "typical" physical therapy. It's a totally different basis for theory and application.
Furthermore, when a child DOES have an orthopedic injury, they frequently do not require therapy. Their normal play and activity is usually sufficient for their recovery. I'd highly question the viability of a pediatric clinic that ONLY took orthopedic injuries.
I'd say your first step is to decide the following question:
Do you want to open an orthopedic clinic that sees mostly adults (but you may still see some children from time to time)
Do you want to open a pediatric clinic, and work ONLY with children...most of whom will have neurological problems, but you will see the occasional orthopedic problem. In which case, you'll need a pediatric PT, not an orthopedic one...it would be very, very rare to find someone who does both.
The result of that decision will influence what type of equipment you need to buy.
Just wondering if anybody knows a good "Physio Adelaide" clinic for physiotherapy in Adelaide?
I had a sports injury on the weekend and have back pain, I'm sure I'm going to need an Adelaide Physiotherapist give me some physio treatment to rid the pain fast. If someone could suggest a good Adelaide Physio, it would be much appreciated.
Question answered by Raymond
Hi Jeri, I found a great Physio Adelaide clinic near CBD called Physio Edge. I too had a sporting injury where I injured my knee and needed physio treatment. After searching around Adelaide and talking to friends I came across a physio clinic in Adelaide that provided me with good service and physiotherapy in Adelaide. I'm sure you'll be pleased, good luck.
Where can I get a cortisone shot?
I've had tendonitis on the inside of my elobow for over 6 weeks ("golfer's elbow"). I don't have insurance right now and I have visited a local free clinic twice and was told both times to take a hefty dose of ibuprofen each day. I'm very physically active I've had various sports injuries, so I know this isn't going away without a cortisone shot. Can I go to a GP and just ask them to give me one? Any other options? Costs?
Question answered by Bill Lumbergh
It is unlikely that your GP will be willing to give a cortisone shot, but it would not hurt to ask. Certainly an Orthopedist will do it... They do those all the time. As to the cost, ask the appointment person if they offer a non-insurance or cash discount. You may need to call a few to get one that will, but it will be worth the effort.
Does Occupational therapy consist of working with crazy people?
Does this occupation consist of working with people who are mentally unstable, the elderly and children with disabilities or can you choose to work with sports injuries.
Please explain the different types of situations that an Occupational therapist works with.
Question answered by not this again
all depends on where you work. if you work in the psych department of a hospital, then yes, you will definitely work with people that have mental disabilities.
On the other hand, you can get a job in a rehab clinic or wing of the hospital where you work with physical disabilities. It is all dependent on where you work.
What are the top clinics or hospitals that care for sports injuries?
Top doctors and technology to care for sports injuries
Question answered by Wicked
The athletics in Cleveland, Browns, Cav's, Indians and many others ( from outside ohio) come to the CLeveland Clinic for sports injuries. The doctor that take care of the injuries are specialized for each area. Example; (Knee--acl--Knee Ligament Injuries) ankle or hip.
There are top clinics in most areas that have many professional sports teams.
How many years of college does a physical therapist have to go to?
I want to become a physical therapist for sports related injury's and i was wondering how many years you have to go to college.
in the US
Question answered by Mary
Realize that PT school will teach you all of the specialities. You will have to rotate through different types of clinics while in school and learn to work with babies through geriatrics. You will learn neuro, ortho, cardio, and integument (wound care).
what to say when calling to ask to observe an occupational therapist?
I am in my second year of college and I have known for a while now that I wanted to go for my degree in occupational therapy so I met with an occupational therapist at a school my Mother works at and she offered to make up a list of people to call who would let me observe them so I could decide where I wanted to focus (infants, children, adults, sports/work injuries, learning disabilities, hospital setting, clinic, or center based ect...) and this list ended up being a list of places (schools, centers, and hospitals) that I could have looked up on my own. No names. So my problem is that I would feel like an idiot if I said the wrong thing like do I just call up the main numbers and say I want to observe there or should I say i'm a student, or should I give them the ladies name? I have no idea so if anyone has a suggestion I am open to it! Thanks
Question answered by wombat.moose
just figure out which setting you want to observe then ask the institution to connect you to the ot department or person, or look up a number for one online, since it is required to observe an ot for many programs there are probably ot's who are used to observers and will be happy to take you on just say you're an ot student.
I want to be a psychological therapist, but I also have a heart for sports. How do I fit sports into my field?
I want to be able to be a psychologist and work with everyone including athletes. I am just wondering, should I try to pursue sports psychology for my master's degree?
Question answered by Kaz
Sports therapy and rehabilitation is concerned with musculoskeletal conditions arising from sporting activity, not with general healthcare. It focuses on understanding and preventing sports injuries and dealing with the effects of physical and emotional trauma due to sports injuries.
Sports therapists may work in sports injuries clinics or may work directly with a sports club or sportsperson, either professional or amateur. Many therapists combine working in this discipline with other sports-related roles. They may have a range of clients and workplaces, rather than being employed by one organisation.
A similar job role is sports rehabilitator, as they also deal with musculoskeletal management and exercise-based rehabilitation and fitness.
At present, sports therapy is not a state registered profession. Anyone who has taken a sports therapy course (ranging from a weekend course to a three-year degree) can, in theory, call themselves a sports therapist and offer treatments. In practice, the type and range of treatments that individual therapists are qualified and insured to provide depend upon which courses they have taken
Hope that helped
What hospital or physical therapy clinic works with the Houston Ballet?
According to their website: "Physical therapy works closely with HBII's to assist in all injury assessments". I used to dance and would love to work with dancers or at least get some observation hours with the physical therapists who work with the dancers. The website is vague about which doctors or hospitals work with them, only stating that doctors are involved with the dancers injuries and training.
Question answered by Megs
With ballet companies as big as Houston Ballet, there doesn't tend to be one specific clinic or hospital that works with them. A lot of times there's a handful from different clinics/hospitals that have a lot of experience working with dancers. Because any old sports medicine doctor will not have the knowledge and finesse it takes to work with dancers.
My recommendation if you'd like to gain observation hours and eventually work there, is contact their HR Department. Explain especially that you are an ex-dancer as that will definitely help get you in the door. And don't be afraid to name drop. The ballet world is so small and everyone knows everyone else...so don't be afraid to use any friends or acquaintances you have to help get you in either.