When you’re faced with pain, especially for the first time, it’s hard to know who to turn to. Can your GP help, or do you need someone more specialised, someone who treats your specific issue?
Both Physiotherapists and Chiropractors are specifically trained to deal with the musculoskeletal system and to help improve your overall health and well-being, but who should you see?
Both professions undergo strict and rigorous training to qualify in their profession. Both are also recognised by major health insurers and supported by other health professionals (e.g. GP’s, surgeons, podiatrists). What really separate the two professions is their underlying theories and approaches to health care.
Chiropractors are typically known as the “spinal experts”, assessing spinal alignment and its nerves in conjunction with the individual’s overall nutrition, health and well-being to optimise the body’s function. Equally, Physiotherapists undergo thorough training to diagnose and treat spinal problems like lower back and neck pain. Like Chiropractic, Physiotherapy aims to improve your health and wellbeing, and are often referred to as “movement specialists”, striving to help your joints and muscles work to their full potential. Exercises are commonly used by Physio’s to help treat injuries and prevent their reoccurrence, hence keeping you at work and enjoying sport and life.
In some cases both Physiotherapy and Chiropractic treatment work well together.
At The Physio Clinic, our Physiotherapist’s are trained in spinal manipulation or “cracking joints”. They offer long, private appointment times to address you concerns and goals. We also have Physiotherapist’s who have undergone additional Master’s training in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy.
For any enquiries or to book in to see a Physiotherapist call our friendly reception staff.
Phone 8342 1233 or click below to book online.
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