What Training Sets DOs Apart

When you are looking for a new family practice doctor or primary care doctor, you may be confused about the difference between an MD and a DO. MDs and DOs are similar in a lot of ways, and they treat the same illnesses and age groups. However, DOs go through some additional training and approach medicine in a slightly different way. Here’s what you need to know about the additional training that DOs have received.

Osteopathic Schools

DOs attend osteopathic schools, which train them in a variety of additional skills. These schools train DOs to treat the body as a whole and specifically train them to be primary care physicians. At these schools, they also receive additional training on the musculoskeletal system, which can help them treat the body as a whole rather than treating only symptoms. The training that is received in these schools gives DOs an advantage in diagnostics and treatment.

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How to Get the Most Out of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help you recover from illness or injury much faster than if you leave your body to heal on its own. Physical therapy in our office is designed to treat the whole body rather than just the area affected by the illness or injury. Yet in order to get the most out of physical therapy, you have to make a commitment to yourself.

Cooperating with Therapists

It is important that you cooperate with physical therapists as they are working with you in our office. You will need to make sure that you are doing the exercises as described and asking questions if there is something that you don’t understand. Physical therapy is often somewhat painful as you push your body to new boundaries since your injury or illness, yet it is important that you push past the pain and do the exercises as recommended by your therapist.

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