The most common question that comes across all the physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths is without a doubt, “what’s the difference between these three?” So it’s high time we give you a brief idea on what these treatment techniques are. Read along; it’s time for clearing some doubts.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that is intended to retain body movements and joint functionality to their maximum possible efficacy after an injury, illness or disability. A physiotherapist assists in promoting development and facilitating recuperation. This helps people stay physically independent. Physiotherapy mainly involves specific exercises, therapies, and proper patient counselling.
Chiropractic treatment is a registered health care profession that deals with neuromusculoskeletal disorders, their causes, their effects on the nervous system and how to prevent them from maintaining a good general health. In chiropractic treatment, spine is the focus area. Injury, improper posture, stress, inactivity, there are many reasons that can affect spinal column adversely. To top that, these issues can also damage the nervous system. Chiropractors use certain techniques to treat the spinal issue and other nervous system related disorders. Their counselling revolves around rehabilitation of joints, exercises, and diet and lifestyle changes.
Osteopathy is a branch of healthcare profession that focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders. Osteopathy revolves around creating a customised treatment plan to make sure the Musculoskeletal disorders can be treated efficiently and then discussing with the patient on how to prevent these issues from reoccurring. Osteopaths treat their patients by working on their circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems.