Who should I see? A Chiropractor or a Physiotherapist?

We get this question a lot! With similar backgrounds, education, and skillsets STRONG. Chiropractors and physiotherapists seem to be very similar in what they do. They even seem to treat the same types of injuries or complaints. Here are some of the ways Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are similar:

  1. Philosophy - both STRONG. Chiropractors and Physiotherapists adopt a broad, holistic approach to healing and recovery. Both focus on improving physical function and mobility through various therapeutic modalities.
  2. Treatment Techniques - both STRONG. Chiropractors and physiotherapists employ a range of techniques, including exercises, rehabilitation, stretching, massage, acupuncture, and other modalities to address a wider spectrum of musculoskeletal issues.
  3. Areas of the body they treat - both chiropractors and physiotherapists have a broad scope of practice, treating everything from head to toe. See our conditions page for a full list of conditions treated by both Strong. Chiropractors and physiotherapists.
  4. Diagnostic Tools - routine assessments by both STRONG. Chiropractors and physiotherapists rely on a variety of diagnostic tools. This will include a thorough health and injury history, physical examination, and referral for advanced imaging like x-ray, ultrasound, or MRI.

Still want to know when to see one over the other? Truth is, it probably doesn’t matter. At STRONG. our physiotherapists and chiropractors treat very similarly and hold themselves to the highest standards. The care and treatment you get will look very similar with a chiropractor and a physiotherapist. At the end of the day it depends on individual preference. Working with a chiropractor or physiotherapist is a partnership. Finding a practitioner that you feel comfortable with is the most important. When all the therapy is good, the personality of who you are working with is probably the most important part!

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