Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are both trained to assess and treat most musculoskeletal complaints, but their treatments are very different in technique. Ultimately they both have the goal of helping patients return to their normal health and fitness.
Chiropractors specialise in the mobilisation of all joints, particularly the spine (including neck and hips), using a technique known as adjusting/manipulating, while Physiotherapists generally work more with the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) affecting a joints mobility. Both include rehabilitation exercises, but this is an area where Physiotherapists focus more heavily, including strengthening and stabilising exercises, as well as stretches.
It is due to the differences in treatment style and technique that we feel there is value in offering both treatments at the clinic and in fact they will often work together to achieve the best result for a patient.
Posted in: General