Chiropractors and physical therapists are professionals who help in the treatment of different injuries or trauma to the body.
A chiropractor is a professional who is engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, whereas a physical therapist is a medical professional who provides treatment in case of injury, disease or caused due to aging, to assist and restore mobility and function.
Physical therapists work one on one with patients to emphasize flexibility, endurance, strength and pain management. You will be treated with care, detail and attention with a focus on getting you back to activities as quickly as possible without compromising safety.
In addition to rehabilitation, physical therapists attempt to correct mechanical flaws that lead to injuries. Using a variety of techniques, including back stabilization programs for lower back pain, rotator cuff strengthening exercising programs for shoulder pain, and forearm flexibility and strengthening programs for tennis elbow, patients are taught what their inherent “weaknesses” are so that they can avoid additional injuries in the future.
Treatment courses of this type use a variety of techniques, exercises and equipment, include:
- steam packs/whirlpool paraffin bath
- electrical stimulation (EMS and EGS)
- thera-band/Swiss balls
- deep tissue massage
- traction/myofascial stretching
Chiropractic treatment offers relief by treating what your practitioner determines is the cause of your condition. Chiropractic treatment aims to help to reestablish and maintain proper spinal mechanics and thereby promotes improved function.
Chiropractic treatment can help people suffering from:
- headaches and backaches
- low resistance to illness
- poor concentration
- sore joints
Choosing Your Treatment
Your choice between a physical therapist or chiropractor is largely dependent on the recommendation of your general physician and the type of ailment you have.
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