Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are advanced healthcare practitioners with similar responsibilities, such as diagnosing illnesses and prescribing medications. However, their training and paths toward certification differ in significant ways. This blog post unpacks the key differences between NPs and PAs to help you determine which career path best aligns with your goals. What Is a Nurse Practitioner? A nurse practitioner (NP) is a licensed clinician who provides comprehensive healthcare to patients of all ages. An NP can work in virtually any healthcare setting, diagnosing patient conditions and prescribing medications. As of October 2022, nurse practitioners have full practice authority in 27 states, meaning that they can practice Read more
Dr. Brent Anderson, a licensed Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist for more than 25 years, received his doctorate degree from the University of Miami in 2005 in physical therapy. His dissertation theme was “Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Active versus Passive Approaches to the Treatment of Recurrent and Chronic Low Back Pain”. Dr. Anderson is the founder of Polestar Pilates and responsible for developing the Polestar Pilates international curriculum.
Dr. Anderson has contributed chapters regarding Pilates for rehabilitation in multiple physical therapy text books. Dr. Anderson lectures widely at national and international symposia and consults with universities, hospitals, dance companies and conservatories throughout the world. Dr. Anderson specializes in movement science, performing arts medicine, chronic pain management, real time ultra sound, manual therapy and manipulation. Dr. Anderson was president of the Performing Arts SIG, APTA and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Shake A Leg Miami.