chiropractor vs osteopath vs physiotherapy

The Benefits of Wellbeing Chiropractic

Why choose Chiropractic?

Chiropractors are registered health care professionals that focus on the interaction between the spine and nervous system in the human body. If you suffer from certain musculo-skeletal conditions and symptoms such as back pain, neck pain and headaches, a chiropractor is a registered health practitioner you can visit to be assessed and treated.

In Australia, chiropractors are registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and undergo extensive studies of the human body for a minimum of 5 years at university. At Wellbeing we have Chiropractors who are graduates from colleges around the world. When you visit one of our clinics, our goal is always to manage.

When you visit one of our clinics, our goal is always to manage your  musculo-skeletal conditions to our best ability. Each of our practices have professional, 

modern facilities and we offer a range of traditional and modern Chiropractic techniques. we also have a team of allied health professionals within our premises that we can refer you to if required – including a Kinesiologist, Psychologist, Naturopath, Acupuncturist, Myotherapists and Massage therapists.

If you have any severe pain or discomfort, our clinics are open for emergency visits 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday with early morning and late evening appointments available to meet your needs.   

What is the difference between Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists?

At Wellbeing, we often get asked what the difference is between various health practices of the human body. Most frequently people would like to understand the difference between Chiropractor vs Osteopath, Chiropractor vs Physiotherapy and Osteopath vs Physiotherapy.

Any easy starting point to remember the differences between the 3 professions; For Chiropractors think – spine, joints, manipulation, posture and maintenance. Osteopaths think muscle, ligaments, stretching, mobilisation and massage. Physiotherapy thinks rehabilitation, massage, peripheral joints and injury management.

Each allied health professional works with their patients to help identify and assess issues, provide treatment and help aid in recovery. Below are explanations from the regulating body, Allied Health Professionals Australia to assist you in making a decision on what modality is the best choice for you: 

Chiropractor: “A chiropractor diagnoses and offers treatment for back pain and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The treatment may include manipulation, massage or ergonomic advice. Chiropractors in Australia are a nationally registered and a regulated healthcare profession”.

Osteopath: “An osteopath has a clinical focus on the way the body works, in strains or injuries and in human movement. They provide direct manual therapy interventions including exercise prescription, needling, education and associated lifestyle advice to improve movement, reduce pain and manage and/or treat a range of physical impairments”

Physiotherapy: “physiotherapists are professionals in the structure of the human body and its movement. They work with people of all ages to treat a broad range of health conditions including sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions as well as chronic health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis and stroke. Physiotherapists are involved in the assessment, diagnosis, planning and management of patient care.”  

Want to book an appointment?

Your Wellbeing Chiropractors are available 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday with early morning and late evening appointments available.

If you have private health insurance that covers Chiropractic care, we welcome on the spot claims. Simply bring your card and we can apply your rebate instantly using our HICAPS machine, meaning you only need to pay the gap.  

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