Can Chiropractors and Physiotherapists Work in Tandem?

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Can Chiropractors and Physiotherapists Work in Tandem?

There has always been a debate on whether chiropractors and physiotherapists can actually provide treatment to their patients by working in tandem. Many health and medical experts aver that this particular relationship is more antagonistic than collaborative. Both these practitioners argue that they are able to offer their patients the best care. The patient will be convinced that a practitioner is providing effective treatment and care only when they see dramatic results. That’s when there will be convinced that either physiotherapy or chiropractic is right for them.

We at Sydney Allied Health Clinic firmly believe that both chiropractors, as well as physiotherapists, can work hand in hand to provide specialized treatment and improve the overall health of patients. Chiropractors mostly work with your spine to help improve the nervous system and your overall wellbeing. Most people see chiropractors when they need help with lower back pain.

However, they can also help with issues such as headaches, digestive problems, as well as other related problems. If the condition goes beyond the ability of the chiropractor, it can prove to be beneficial to work with a physiotherapist as well. Both these professionals have the same goal – to ensure you return to total health. We recognize that each of these forms of treatments has their own merits. This is exactly why we provide holistic therapies that include chiropractic as well as physiotherapy. It’s our way of ensuring that our clients get the best treatment at all times.

Understanding What Chiropractors And Physiotherapists Do

As mentioned earlier, chiropractors primarily focus on adjusting your vertebrae and spine, while physiotherapists focus on muscles and joints. They use exercise programs, stretching, manipulation, and various other movements to help muscles and joints move in a better way. While these may seem like entirely different tasks, the fact is that these two professionals can team up while offering treatment to patients suffering from shoulder pain, back pain, arthritis etc.

Combining these different therapies helps us heal a larger variety of musculoskeletal injuries. We know from experience, that patients can benefit from this particular combination in ways that they may not have thought possible before starting the treatment.

Our physiotherapists may fix a muscle or joint problem in a patient suffering from ankle or knee pain. Post-treatment, this very same patient may require to see a chiropractor because their limping was also related to their low back pain. This is a classic example of how a chiropractor and a physiotherapist can work hand in hand for a better and more sustainable outcome.

The Collaborative Approach

At Sydney Allied Health Clinic we very carefully integrate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, as well as Acupuncture to yield the best possible results for our patients. The fact that you get all of these treatments under one roof is a definite benefit. We are committed to efficient pain management and rehabilitation.

Whether you are an occasional exerciser or a professional athlete, our team is 100% committed to helping you achieve your fitness objectives and help you recover from exercise or any activity-related injuries. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists are very open to liaising with each other and creating treatment plans that speed up the recovery of our patients.

Communication and close partnership between them have a range of amazing benefits that are very effective in streamlining the treatment we offer. For any more information, feel free to call Sydney Allied Health Clinic on (02)9559 8877. You can also contact us via this online form, or book an appointment from this page. We assure you the best possible treatment.