A big question we get a lot: “When do I need a physiotherapist, osteopath, massage therapist or chiropractor?”
All do the same thing to you right?
All the above mentioned practitioners all add so much value to ones health in different ways. Here are some things to consider when you are needing some help:
A physiotherapist is great. A wealth of knowledge and skill in working on the ‘software’ of the body. Think of your system as a computer system- muscles, vessels, ligaments, tendons, organs etc fall under the software of the computer and the bones, joints directly affecting the central nervous system CNS (brain, spinal cord ,nerves) fall under the hardware. You can gain some welcome relief from having physio sessions and even some strength in your system but you will not deal with structural issues this way and for the longer term result you may be searching for. Chiropractors are happy to work in partnership with physiotherapists on your health as long as we have similar outcomes for you.
An osteopath works wonders too. They are dealing with structural issues of the spine and if you are getting results where you are, I would stay there. If not and the same issue keeps coming back – seek out another professional in the structural or your hardware system. Osteopaths use different techniques to chiropractors in working with the spine and we have a different philosophy- so programs and schedules of care will differ.
Massage therapy – of great benefit for distressing and muscular release. A good therapist will have a good handle on anatomy of the body and know when to refer clients out to a postural/structural specialist. If you find yourself having 2-3 massages a month and with temporary results- look deeper into your issue. You could get better results with other therapies and massage combine.
Chiropractors basically remove nervous system interference using alignment of the spine. Chiropractic means ‘by hand’. 100% natural. If you are getting good results at your chiropractor please continue with your treatment plan as it is a lifestyle thing and not just a once off. After all you only get 1 spine, 1 body.
If you are not getting the results you want please consider looking for another practitioner.
At Spirohealth we are trained chiropractors from all over the world. We have specialised in posture correction using a technique called Advanced Biostructural Correction or ABC. Our main aim is to restore natural curves into your spine so that you have no interference on your CNS and you can not only function and move at your best but get rid of those aches and pains once and for all.
How do we do it?
We work with the body, not against it. We only work on problems in the body that you cannot self correct, the rest of the healing is done by you and your system. We do focus on your hardware and as a result your software does not have to work so hard ie muscles relax/ strengthen.
Want to know more? Watch this video on ABC here
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