Physical Therapist vs. Athletic Trainer
Physical injury is the focus for both athletic trainers and physical therapists. The roles of physical therapist and athletic trainer are similar in the sense that they both play a role in injury recovery. However, there are significant differences between these two roles.
Athletes work with athletic trainers on a regular basis to learn how to prevent injuries. If an injury occurs, the athletic trainer works with a doctor to develop a treatment plan. An athletic trainer must have a bachelor's degree and usually they need a specific license or certification.
Athletic trainers work during sports events, and beyond using their understanding of biology, anatomy and physiology, athletic trainers communicate regularly with athletes, coaches and doctors to prevent injuries. Depending on the age of the athlete, athletic trainers may need to work with parents to ensure that treatment is being followed. Not only do athletic trainers respond immediately to an injury during an athletic event, but they also help to prepare athletes for competitions. They show athletes proper form and train them to use tools that may or prevent injury such as wraps or braces.
A physical therapist must earn an advanced degree and obtain licensure to practice physical therapy. Physical therapists can diagnose and treat patients who are injured or is dealing with an injury that impacts their physical wellbeing. They also work with patients who have illnesses that may cause injuries. The goal of the physical therapist is to help patients regain or maintain mobility and recover from their injuries. A physical therapist is very hands-on and uses many specialized tools and pieces of equipment to accommodate the mobility needs of their patients.
After a physical therapist diagnoses the patient's condition, they work to create a treatment plan. While the patient is completing movement exercises, the physical therapist is monitoring that progress to look for issues with mobility.
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