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Kinesiotherapy

Kinesiotherapy is the application of scientifically based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with …

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Strength Coach or Strength and Conditioning Coach

A Strength and Conditioning Coach is a coach that is in charge of the physical development, fitness, and conditioning plan for sports teams. Strength coaches are most well-known as strength and conditioning coordinators for the players of NFL and college football teams. The lead coach is given the title of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. […]

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Chiropractor, Chiropractic Care

A Chiropractor (from Greek chiros and praktikos meaning “done by hand”) is a health care professional who diagnoses and treats mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system with the intention of affecting the nervous system and improving health. Chiropractic is based on the premise that a spinal joint dysfunction can interfere with the nervous […]

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Nutritionist, Dietitian Explained

A nutritionist is a health specialist who devotes their professional life to food and nutritional science, preventive nutrition, diseases related to nutrient deficiencies, and the use of nutrient manipulation to enhance the clinical response to human diseases. A dietitian is a legally protected term regulated by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). All dietitians are nutritionists, […]

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General Practioner, Family Doctor, Family Practioner, Pediatrician, Internal Medicine, Internist

General practice, internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics are concerned with wide variety of human medical issues and circumstances which blurs the public’s understanding and differentiation of each specialty. General Practioner, Family Physician, Family PractitionerA general practitioner (GP), family physician or family practitioner (FP) is a medical doctor who provides primary care. A GP or […]

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Your Support Team: Medical and Non-Medical

Your support team is a group of people that help you actualize your goals. They may be paid providers (medical providers, coaches, instructors and trainers) or non-paid people in your life (friends, family and teammates, schoolmates). As an athlete or person working toward a fitness makeover, only you can truly pick your best support team. […]

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Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedist or Orthopedic Specialist

Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics, see below) is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, and overuse injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons address most musculoskeletal ailments including arthritis, trauma and congenital deformities using both surgical and non-surgical means. They are often specialists in Sports Medicine (sportsmedicine) […]

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Personal Trainer, Fitness Consultant

A personal trainer is a professional who educates people about physical fitness and designs and recommends general and specific workout routines and workout techniques. Personal trainers are also referred to as “trainers,” or “PT’s” — not to be confused with athletic trainers or physical therapists, who are the original  “PT’s.  Personal trainers typically design exercise […]

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