We are often asked the question ‘What is the difference between Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy?’
Whilst this is a very valid question, the lines are far more blurred now than they used to be and in reality it is more of a difference between practitioners than professions. I have attended seminars with members of all three professions and have found myself, at times, having a thought process that is more in line with the Osteopath or Physiotherapist I am speaking to than the Chiropractor.
So that begs the question – ‘What is Chiropractic?’
The biggest mistake people make is to confuse Chiropractic (a profession) with a treatment modality. Yes we are most associated with adjustments to the joints, however, the treatment package may also include soft tissue work, rehabilitation exercises, low level laser therapy, shockwave therapy, kinesiology taping, graston technique etc. There is a wide array of treatment options at our disposal, to be able to create the best treatment package for the individual.
Chiropractic is much more than just joint manipulation.
So, in answer to the question ‘What is Chiropractic?’ – It is a profession that treats Neuromusculoskeletal conditions, using a wide array of treatment modalities, to create a bespoke package of care for every patient.