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Physio, Osteo or Chiro: Which is best to see?

When it comes to seeking help for muscle and joint pain, it can be confusing to know who to turn to. Chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists are all healthcare professionals who can help with these issues, but they have different training and approaches. Here is a breakdown of each profession to help you understand the differences and decide which one might be the best fit for you.

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Osteopaths: Osteopaths are healthcare professionals who also focus on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Like chiropractors, they use manual techniques such as manipulation and massage to treat these conditions. However, osteopaths take a more holistic approach to healthcare, considering how the body’s systems work together and how imbalances in any one system can affect overall health.

 

Physiotherapists: Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who focus on the treatment of injuries and disabilities through physical means. They use a variety of techniques, including exercise, massage, and hot and cold therapy, to help their patients recover from injuries and improve their overall function. Physiotherapists also often work with patients to develop rehabilitation plans and to prevent future injuries.

Chiropractors: Chiropractors are healthcare professionals who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. They use a variety of techniques, including spinal adjustments and manipulations, to treat these disorders and improve function in the body. Chiropractors are trained to take a holistic approach to healthcare and often recommend lifestyle and dietary changes in addition to physical treatments.

 

 

 

In summary, chiropractors and osteopaths are both focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, but they have slightly different approaches. Chiropractors tend to focus more on spinal adjustments and manipulations, while osteopaths take a more holistic approach to healthcare. Physiotherapists, on the other hand, focus on the treatment of injuries and disabilities through physical means.

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Can Complete Care help?

 

Complete Care Physio and Osteo Wallan, Fawkner and Point Cook have clinicians with a special interest in treating many locals and pointing them towards the best direction of care.

 

If you are having trouble and would like assistance by one of our Physios or Osteos in our Wallan, Point Cook and Fawkner locations, please feel free to call us on 5769-1731 or book online via our website www.completecarephysio.com.au/book-online

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