Soccer (Futbol) Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist)
Today’s Throw Me The Ball Thursday Blog Post is simple. It defines what it means to be a Soccer (Futbol) Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist). Basically here in America, we call the world’s game of Futbol (Football) soccer. This is because we have American Football and don’t want to confuse the two. Football or Futbol makes sense because you use your foot to kick it. American Football actually consists mainly of carrying or throwing the ball ironically and very little kicking of the ball (but I digress.)
Physical Therapist Versus Physiotherapist
So what is the difference between Physical Therapy and Physiotherapy? Very little. America calls the profession Physical Therapy, the rest of the world calls it Physiotherapy. So if you are in the U.S., it is possible that you could go see a Physical Therapist for musculoskeletal issues such as neck pain, back pain, knee pain or shoulder pain. But you could just as easily see a Physiotherapist. It is really just semantics in name. Just make sure their license and credentials are up to date no matter WHICH healthcare practitioner you go to see, EVER!
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY:
Some people have the pleasure of working with some of the best athletes in the world. Paul Gough is one of those people who once had the opportunity to work with soccer/futbol athletes. He now owns several clinics and educates a Mastermind Group on how to build the best possible physical therapy business you can. I have not yet had the opportunity to take this class, but I plan on taking it as soon as my busy schedule will allow.
You can also catch Paul on his podcast, his youtube channel, his facebook page and anywhere Business and Marketing success can be found.