Should i see Osteopath, Chiropractor or Physiotherapist?
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy defines physiotherapy as:
‘Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential. Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings such as intensive care, mental illness, stroke recovery, occupational health, and care of the elderly. Physiotherapy is certainly far more than fixing musculoskeletal injuries, pain and sports injuries although that is perhaps the most common perception of the profession. A physiotherapist use accepted scientific procedures to treat diseases of joints , the back , limbs and muscle by methods like joint mobilisation/
Physiotherapist have also entered into health and wellness, preventive programs into teaching, and providing consulting services to industry and recreation sports team.
The British Chiropractic Association defines chiropractic as:
Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body, particularly those of the spine.
Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulative techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm.
Chiropractors use short, high velocity thrusts in their manipulations more commonly to adjust the spine accordingly for what seem to be non-spinal conditions to spinal mal-alignment which their term as 'subluxation
The General Osteopathic Council defines osteopathy as:
Osteopathy recognises that much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in our body's structure and function. Osteopaths diagnose and treat problems with muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints to help the body's natural healing ability. Treatment involves gentle manipulation which can result in an audlble 'crack' which is simply the sound of gas bubbles popping in the fluid of the joints. Osteopathy does not involve the use of drugs or surgery.
What ever therapist you see do not hesitate to try different ones and see you feel the most appropriate.
See a well-trained physiotherapist, Call PHYSIOCLINIC at 9639 0509. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 weight management.