WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CHIROPRACTOR AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST
WHAT IS THE DIFFEREENCE BETWEEN A CHIROPRACTOR AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Something I have clients ask every so often, is what the difference is between physiotherapists and Chiropractors, such as myself. The truth is there are some similarities but the education and philosophies/approach are world apart.
What are the similarities?
Both are regulated professions around the world
Both are highly trained and have to take lots of exams
Both used evidence based research and continue their education as part of a CPD process
Both treat all ages but they aren’t limited to merely musculoskeletal problems
What makes them different?
Chiropractic takes 5 years of study, including a year of supervised treatment of the public
Chiropractors complete a Masters and can use the title of Doctor
Chiropractors spend more time learning about pathology and diseases, averaging more lecture hours at university than medical doctors
Physiotherapists work mostly with the muscles and give exercises
Chiropractors adjust the joint to affect the nerve function (the nerves that control the muscles, joints and send information to the brain)
Chiropractors promote wellness care to prevent pain and injuries
What’s this adjustment that Chiropractors do?
This is a method of taking pressure off the nervous system, which is extremely specific, taking many years to learn and perfect. This treatment gives Chiropractic an edge over many professions as the literature supports its superior benefits for low back pain, headaches, neck pains and improvements in overall health.
How can Light Chiropractic help?
At Light Chiropractic we don’t look at just the symptoms or muscles, we look at you as a whole and endeavour to find out the cause of your problem.
Call us today to find out how we can help you become the best you possible.