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The Chiropractor and the physiotherapist are sometimes confused with each other, as some believe that chiropractic treatment is strictly for the skeletal system and the physiotherapist works on the cardiovascular system, however, both are very different. The main difference between a chiropractor and a physiotherapist is that the chiropractor's goal is to enable the patient to take better control of their health through the application of a specific chiropractic exercise regime done specifically for the patient and is usually education in how to modify ineffective movement patterns which, in turn, resulted in the condition being diagnosed in the first place. This type of treatment focuses on the chiropractor's belief that all movement patterns in the body are due to a neurological cause. Therefore, chiropractic treatment is not just a treatment for pain relief but also to prevent further injury by learning ways to properly handle oneself so that any injuries caused are not going to occur again. Chiropractors rely on their skills as well as knowledge of spinal biomechanics and muscle force transmission in order to assist their patients. 



In addition to this, they also combine it with manual therapies such as massage therapy, physical therapy and stretching exercises which, when done correctly, helps to increase circulation as well as encourage healing. Patients who undergo chiropractic therapy usually feel immediate relief from pain and stiffness caused by strained muscles or ligaments and this can usually be seen within the first few hours of treatment. Since chiropractic treatment does not aim to treat any diseases or long term conditions, most patients will see their condition improve over time. A chiropractor will more often than not start with a consultation where they will evaluate your health, determine your spinal alignment, and analyze your movements so that they can develop a plan for you based on their findings. After the initial assessment, you and your chiropractor will discuss your treatment options, which might include manipulation, exercise, manual therapy or a combination of these. It is important to remember that chiropractic treatment is not a cure-all; therefore, it is important that you consult your physiotherapist as well so that they can develop a treatment plan that will strengthen your back and spine and restore your posture. By restoring proper spinal alignment and promoting good posture, your chiropractor can help you regain your sense of balance and your overall health.





Chiropractic is an alternative health practice that emphasizes the prevention as well as correction of human body functions through the manipulation of the spine and other joints. It has been practiced since the early 1900s in the United States of America, and has gained immense popularity among the people in the recent times. Chiropractic is usually employed in cases wherein conventional medication and treatment have proved to be ineffective. This practice has proved to be highly beneficial for the patients suffering from neuromuscular diseases and also common back and neck ailments, apart from treating musculoskeletal problems. Some of the common problems that chiropractic is used for are: Chiropractors are trained professionals who provide chiropractic treatment to their patients, who have complaints relating to the musculoskeletal system and nervous systems, specifically focusing on the spine and vertebrae. Chiropractors diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders and diseases involving the musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, immune, respiratory, emotional, behavioral, and environmental factors. These disorders and diseases can range from spinal muscular spasms, inflammation, dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system, nerve compression, deformities, pain and disturbances relating to the functioning of the nervous systems, the functioning of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, and many more.






Physiotherapy are actually the same thing, albeit the term is slightly different. Like chiropractic treatment, chiropractic techniques are employed to correct and remedy various physical ailments, from common back and neck pain to debilitating migraine headaches. However, whereas chiropractic is usually taken as an elective surgery, physiotherapy is a treatment that can be used on its own or in addition to other forms of medical care. Physiotherapy is the study and treatment of the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems, focusing on their integrity and function so as to prevent injury, disease and disability. Its fundamental methods of action are based on the understanding that movement is a key to our well being and that our skeletal system and nervous system constitute the body's total functioning organism. 



The movement of our skeletal and nervous systems is modulated by both internal and external factors, such as gravity and posture, which can either be stable or disturbed by traumatic events or diseases. A physically demanding profession has its rewards, and a physiotherapist who is professionally trained and certified is often capable of providing patients with relief from pain and improved functioning. Several types of techniques are used during physiotherapy, including massage, manual resistance training, traction, laser techniques and exercises. Massage techniques and manual techniques are often applied simultaneously to enhance treatment effectiveness. Traction techniques, such as ultrasound and laser, are commonly used for early onset procedures. Exercises may include resistance training, muscle strengthening and stretching, and low-impact aerobics to promote healthy joints and muscles.


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