Welcome to the world of Chiropractic and Physiotherapy. It's a vast, exciting and sometimes confusing place! As we go about our daily work, we get asked many questions, so I thought it would be helpful to share some of the most common ones with you. Here are some answers to your most frequently asked questions:
How much does chiropractic cost?
The cost of chiropractic care varies depending on the treatment. Chiropractors must be registered and must meet certain standards set out by law. Physiotherapists don't have similar requirements—they only need to hold an appropriate degree qualification (e.g. Bachelor of Physiotherapy) and complete a national registration exam before practicing.
What is the difference between a chiropractor and a physiotherapist?
There are many similarities between a physiotherapist and a chiropractor. Both are trained in manual therapy to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction; they also use exercise as part of their treatment regime. However, there are some key differences between the two professions.Chiropractors focus on the spine, joints, nerves and muscles, while physiotherapists treat soft tissues (such as muscles) with manual therapy techniques such as massage, hydrotherapy or therapeutic exercise. They can also prescribe medication if appropriate for your condition.Both practitioners will screen your medical history before starting treatment to identify and treat any underlying causes appropriately. However, only chiropractors may prescribe drugs for pain relief as part of their treatment plan (and this must be done under strict conditions).
Does physiotherapy hurt?
Physiotherapy is completely painless. It is a hands-on treatment that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and more energized than ever. The best part of this treatment is that it can be integrated into your daily life so that you can continue your day without having to worry about any discomfort or side effects.To learn more about physiotherapy, visit our website today!
Can you claim chiropractic/physiotherapy on your private health insurance?
There's no easy answer to this question, as it depends on your private health insurance level.However, if you have a policy with an excess (the amount you need to pay before your insurer covers any costs), then your policy may not cover chiropractic services. Many insurers will only cover physiotherapy in these cases.It's also worth noting that chiropractors are trained to treat musculoskeletal conditions and will often also provide advice or exercises for managing pain. However, many individuals see a physiotherapist for rehabilitation following surgery or injury and sometimes for long-term management of chronic pain problems such as back pain or arthritis.
Dr. Anil Kaushal