Most people typically believe chiropractors only treat the spine, and more commonly, that Physiotherapists treat the muscles, especially post operative. However, who should you see?
Chiropractor or Physiotherapist?
Spine or muscles? Most people typically believe chiropractors only treat the spine, and more commonly, that Physiotherapists treat the muscles, especially post operative. However, who should you see?
Basically, there are strong similarities between the two professions. Both chiropractors and physiotherapists treat joints and musculo-skeletal problems to increase movement and strength, decrease pain and help return you to full function.
But the main difference between the Chiropractic and Physiotherapy treatment, is that a chiropractor traditionally uses joint manipulation, to release restricted joints in the spine and limbs, to instantly improve movement and physiotherapists will more commonly use mobilisation techniques and prescribe you exercise to help you heal soft tissue and restore mobility.
If you are not sure who you should see for your relevant issue, do not despair, as our Chiropractor or Physiotherapist will help to assist you in the right direction. Whether it’s for Chiropractic or Physiotherapy.
Chiropractor or Massage Therapist?
There are many similarities and differences between Chiropractor and Massage Therapist
The similarities being, both Chiropractors and Massage Therapists use their hands to help patients. Both Chiropractors and Massage Therapists work the tissues around the body to encourage healthier alignment. Chiropractic and Massage treatments have immediate effects on blood flow and muscle tension and both Chiropractor and Massage treatments are both drug-free, non-surgical alternatives to pain management.
So, what are the differences between chiropractor and massage therapist?
Chiropractors can make medical diagnoses and take x-rays to investigate the cause of a patient’s pain and postural issues. Massage therapists cannot make medical diagnoses or request diagnostic testing.
Chiropractic treatment can specifically address disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Some common issues chiropractors can help with include joint pain, headaches, neck, mid back and low back pain.
Massage therapists mainly focus on manipulating soft tissue, such as muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons. They are not licensed to adjust the spine or other joints, however, massage can certainly complement chiropractic treatment very well, as many of our clients utilise both at our clinic to get a good balance between health and wellbeing.
Check Out Our FAQ page in the link below, to find out the answers to the questions you may have regarding chiropractic and its effect as well as other modalities you may want to know about before booking.
Optimise spinal function to optimise spinal health.
To ensure this goal is achieved, we offer the best in complementary therapy.
Combination of Spinal and Joint Manipulation to improve Spinal mobility and reduce pain. Ideal for new and returning clients for a one off session. Our Chiropractor uses treatment techniques utilised in improving posture for the long term through a method of Spinal Rehabilitation. This type of Chiropractic treatment is a evidence based protocol, achieving postural outcomes through stretching the spine and strengthening the surrounding muscles.
A considered mixture of Spinal and Joint Mobilisation techniques including Functional Release Technique (FRT) and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue, to improve movement and alleviate pain.
We’ll get your back on the move – analysing an setting up a treatment physiotherapy plan for you.
We successfully treat:
Upper Back Pain
Mid Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Sacroiliac Joint Issues
Knee and ankle pain
Range of Motion Issues
Lack of Mobility Issues
Balance and Coordination
Pins and Needles
Loss of Strength