Difference between Chiropractic and physiotherapy

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chiro and physio care to improve function

When you are suffering any sort of muscular or skeletal pain, it is difficult to know what kind of treatment you need. Often your first instinct would be go to see your general practitioner for pain killers. And more often you’ll question what the difference is between chiropractic and physiotherapy and which one will be best suited for you.

So what is the difference between chiro and physio?

There is a lot of overlap between the two professions. Chiro and physiotherapy both treat joints and muscloskeletal problems to increase movement and strength, relax and stretch muscles, decrease pain and help you return to full function.

But the main difference between the two professions is that chiropractor traditionally use manipulation to restore mobility and influence the nervous system where a physiotherapy will more commonly utilise mobilisation.

What conditions does Dynamic Chiropractic Care manage?

Our Chiropractor use manual techniques to adjust the joints of your spine and limbs where indicated. Gentle and specific manipulation techniques are utilised to help restore joint mobility. Additionally, soft tissue techniques and rehabilitation are utilised to release muscular tension and strengthen weak muscles.

Conditions our Greenacre Clinic sees on a regular basis are low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica and disc problems, headaches and migraines, jaw pain, scoliosis, sports injuries, hip, knee and ankle pain, wrist and elbow pain, and postural issues.

So who do you choose?

If your back or joints feel stiff and sore or haven’t responded well to other treatments, then a consultation with a chiropractor is recommended.

A short consultation over the phone or in person will determine whether chiro or physio care best suits you. Both professions can examine you professionally and treat/refer appropriately according to your symptoms.

If you are in pain or have postural concerns, Contact us on 9642 7906 we will be more than happy to help.

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