Chiropractic and physiotherapy at a glance
Chiropractors and physiotherapists want to get the human body to function at its best. This makes being a chiropractor or physiotherapist one of the most rewarding professions.
Even though both professions specialise in the musculoskeletal system to help improve overall health and well-being, there are subtle differences between the two.
Chiropractor: Chiropractic is a profession concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. This means problems with your spine, muscle and joints. Chiropractors treat all your muscles and joints, not just the ones located in your spine. Chiropractors use research and evidence-based practice.
Physiotherapist: Physiotherapists aim to provide treatment for people with physical problems caused by injury, illness, diseases or ageing. Physiotherapists treat using manipulation, massage techniques, electrical therapies and exercise to reduce pain and restore function.
How do chiropractors and physiotherapists treat?
Chiropractors use a wide range of treatment techniques to address conditions of muscles, bones, ligaments and joints. These treatments include muscle techniques, joint techniques, rehabilitation exercises, lifestyle, injury and nutritional advice. Chiropractors and physiotherapists don’t just ‘crack’ you, this is just one type of treatment a chiropractor or physiotherapist may use and is called a manipulation or adjustment.
What do chiropractors and physiotherapists treat?
Chiropractors and physiotherapists treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. This means chiropractors treat your muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and joints. Some of these may include: back and neck pain, whiplash pain, sciatica type pain, headache and migraine, intervertebral disc injury (slipped disc), sprains and strains and pain related to arthritis.
When to see a chiropractor or physiotherapist?
At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we are here to help in your time of need and offer the gold standard in chiropractic and physiotherapy. You can visit one of our chiropractors or physiotherapists for all conditions related to the human musculoskeletal system (spine, muscles, joints). This could be as simple as asking advice on things such as sitting and standing in the office to more complex things, such as strategies to improve the mechanics and movement of a joint or limb. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists in Balmain and Dee Why have a large focus on spine injuries, neck pain, back pain and sports injuries. Our Balmain and Dee Why chiropractors and physiotherapists treat all non-surgical spine, muscle and joint injuries. Non-surgical spine, muscle and joint injuries are all those injuries that are not a surgical emergency. However, if our chiropractors or physiotherapists think you need surgery they will send you for an immediate surgical consultation.
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