Chiropractic and Physiotherapy

What do you know about Chiropractic care? How about Physiotherapy? Do you know the difference between the two? If your answer is no, then continue reading in order to understand the meaning and differences of these two.

Chiropractic and Physiotherapy are types of treatment methods. There are many types of treatment methods and these two are common nowadays. Chiropractic and Physiotherapy manage many kinds of health problems.

Those who practice Chiropractic are called Chiropractors. They usually deal with problems on the musculosketal and the nervous system. Chiropractors also deal with other kinds of specialties these days. They have specialization for children, babies and even for pregnant women. Here are some ideas on what Chiropractic care is and what it does:

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. Read more…

If you want to personally talk to a Chiropractor about your problem, you can set an appointment to one of the chiropractors at The House Clinics.

Physical Therapy or Physiotherapy on the other hand, helps restore movement and function of someone who has been injured, ill or disabled. Those who practice Physiotherapy are called Physiotherapists. Physiotherapists help people by manual therapy, exercises and education. Here’s some information about Physiotherapy:

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy (physical therapy) aims to restore proper functioning to the body or, in the case of permanent disease or injury, to reduce the impact of any dysfunction.

Contrary to popular belief, physiotherapists aren’t limited to the rehabilitation of sports injuries and back pain. As well as musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, physiotherapists can also manage:

  • Neurological conditions, such as stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries
  • Cardiothoracic conditions like emphysema, asthma and chronic bronchitis.

Physiotherapists can help a person to recover from surgery. Treatment options include a wide range of manual therapies, exercise programs, electrotherapy techniques and airway clearance techniques, tailored to your specific condition. Physiotherapists can also show you how to use, and where to get, equipment aids. See more…

Both methods are good because they are known to use the natural way of treatment. They say that some problems that are not treated by prolonged use of medications are sometimes treated by these types of care. To know more about the difference between Chiropractic and Physiotherapy, watch this video titled “Difference between chiropractic and physiotherapy”

Both Chiropractic and Physiotherapy are good methods of treatment. But they are best when they work hand in hand in managing a problem. A person must strictly follow the health care provider’s instruction and be dedicated to come back for follow ups as scheduled to fully attain good results.

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