FAQS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PHYSIOTHERAPIST, A CHIROPRACTOR AND AN OSTEOPATH?

All three of the practitioners treat similar conditions. The three professions view problems and their treatment in different ways. Chiropractors are science-based professionals who traditionally view physical problems from the perspective of structural alignment of the body. They generally concentrate on bones and joints.

The philosophy of chiropractic is that everyone should be having treatment regularly, either to make them better or to keep them in good health. Osteopaths are science-based professionals also registered with the chiropractic board that take a broader view of physical problems to include connective tissue, nerves and muscle lengths as well as joints.

Physiotherapists are science-trained professionals.They consider joints, bones, muscles, tendons, nerves and connective tissue when dealing with physical problems.

Traditionally, they have trained and worked with Medical Doctors, Specialists and Surgeons in treatment of physical injuries. Integral to Physiotherapy philosophy is empowering people with tools to help themselves with their physical problems. In most cases this means advice and instruction on specific exercises and behaviour to assists and maintain recovery.  As well as assisting you to resolve your problems as quickly as possible, correct physiotherapy would assist in helping to stop your problem re-occurring.