If you have ever sustained an injury or suffered from chronic joint pain
or other conditions that might impact mobility or range of motion, you
might have faced the decision of choosing between chiropractic care and
physical therapy, or physiotherapy as it is also known. What is the difference?
These two forms of treatment share many of the same characteristics. Both
seek to correct and treat ailments such as back and joint pain, as well
as migraine headaches. However, physiotherapy also aims to prevent the
issues you are experiencing from occurring again, whereas chiropractic
care typically requires continued support. Additionally, in some cases,
chiropractic care can even worsen certain injuries.
Here are some reasons why you should choose physical therapy over chiropractic care:
1.Physical therapy addresses more aspects of the human body: Compared to chiropractic care, physical therapy is a much more comprehensive
form of treatment that helps patients recover and regain abilities they
had before their injury. Chiropractic care is more limited, focusing primarily
on the nervous system, skeletal system, and muscles in the body that enable
movement. This approach is also generally centered on the spine, regardless
if the patient is suffering from a back injury.
2.Physical therapists have a better set of skills: Since there is some overlapping between physical therapy and chiropractic
care, physical therapists are trained to do much of what chiropractic
therapists can do. However, chiropractic therapists do not receive the
same comprehensive training physical therapists do, so they are usually
not capable of the same techniques.
3.Chiropractors cannot treat as many problems: Chiropractic therapists generally use manipulation of the skeleton and
muscles as their main approach to treating injuries. Unfortunately, this
method cannot address a wide range of conditions or injuries. Physical
therapists are trained to recognize a wider range of conditions and can
treat weaknesses you were not even aware of.
4.Chiropractors can potentially inflict further injury to a patient: For patients whose bodies do not respond well to techniques that focus
on muscle and skeletal manipulation, a chiropractor can worsen or cause
additional injuries. Since physical therapy encompasses a wide variety
of techniques and relies on ultrasounds to examine injuries, sore spots,
and weaknesses before treatment is administer, patients are able to receive
proper treatment for their specific ailments.
Monmouth County Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
At ProFysio, our premier clinic can provide treatments to address symptoms
caused by a wide range of conditions and injuries. If you are experiencing
pain, sustained an injury, suffer from chronic joint pain, or are recovering
from a surgery, our 1 on 1 individualized treatment can provide the quality
care you deserve. We offer attentive service that is never rushed and
accept most insurance plans.
Reach out to us today and call
(732) 333-6360 to request a free consultation with a physical therapist.