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Who can help my pain: The Physiotherapist Or Chiropractor Or Osteopath?

Should I visit a physiotherapist or chiropractor and who should I see? Which is more cost effective and faster treatment to cure my pain?

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PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 1, 2011 - Choosing the right health practitioner for your pain may be difficult, especially if you have never encounter such a pain. You would probably see a family doctor for your back pain but in your mind wonder what can a doctor do than prescribing medications or referring to a physiotherapist or chiropractor.

The ‘chiropractors versus physiotherapists’ argument may be wild in your head after evaluating your choices on your own, but with a little help here, hope you can make up your own mind.

Chiropractors or osteopaths are primarily in private practice and considered as an alternative treatment. Throughout the years many misunderstood facts have revolved around about chiropractors. Chiropractors use the title of respect “Doctor” in front of their name whereas physiotherapist does not. Chiropractors are doctors, but not in medicine, but chiropractic. Most Chiropractors are not GP’s and are only using the title “Doctor of Chiropractic”.

The general public are confused about who does what and are told such a variety of replies to their questions they are understandably baffled.
The word “chiropractic” is a blending of the Greek words signifies “done by hand.
Chiropractors mainly manipulate the spine (ie neck or back) or ‘click everything back into place’. When the chiropractor isolates the source of the problem, a manipulation may give instant relief of pain and stiffness!

A Physiotherapist treats the root cause to pain and stiffness with Manipulation/mobilizations, Pain treatments (such as ultrasound, electrotherapy, TENS, shockwave), exercise rehabilitation, core strengthening and many other techniques.
The main question any health-care practitioner must ask is ‘why did the joint become stiff or painful in the first place?’ That answer will lead to the CAUSE/SOURCE of the problem and not just the SYMPTOM.

Finally, how much will it cost to do physiotherapy or chiropractor?
Physiotherapy sessions are typically longer (30 minutes or more) while chiropractic sessions are typically shorter in duration (up to 15 minutes or less), depending on individual conditions. Ask how long you will be getting for treatment and how much each session costs. When you have this information compare other health professions for value. Ask yourself if you are only offered less than 15 mins per session for a quick manipulation? Am i on a factory assembly line and is this sufficient time to help me? $80 may be cheaper than $100 but if you compare 10 minutes to 30 minutes you can make value comparisons. The cheapest isn’t always the best and the most expensive isn’t always the best too.

That is also not to say that one resolution is more proficient than the other. In the ‘chiropractors versus physiotherapists’ controversy, both sides have their uses and their strengths; one may demonstrate more effective for one individual, but another person with a slightly different problem may benefit from the other option.

See a well-trained physiotherapist whom focus on your root cause/source of problem, call Physioclinic at 96390509. Email: contact@physioclinic.sg. Website: http://physioclinic.sg

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Physioclinic is a Singapore Physiotherapy Clinic, providing physiotherapy treatments for pain conditions such as neck and back pain, rehabilitation for sports and neurological conditions and preventive health such as weight management, stress management, ergonomics, workplace health

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Source:Physioclinic- Singapore Physiotherapy Clinic
Phone:9639 0509
Zip:088507
City/Town:Tanjong Pagar - Singapore - Singapore
Industry:Medical
Tags:physiotherapy, physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopathy, physical therapy
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