This is a very common question, because both physiotherapy and chiropractic care deal with pain management, both use natural, non-surgical remedies to address root causes, and both can treat many of the same conditions.
But there are some significant differences between physiotherapy and chiropractic care, two primary ones in particular.
First, they look for root causes in different places. Chiropractors, in general, work with the spinal column and the nervous system. Whereas physiotherapists will engage with a variety of methods to address a specific area of the body. Not all injuries can be treated by both specialists.
Second, chiropractors use manipulations to make subtle changes to joints and nerves that help relieve the pain and restore the body’s proper function. A manipulation means they adjust something within your body, often part of the spinal column, to correct something that is out of alignment and causing problems elsewhere in the body.
Physiotherapists, on the other hand, use mobilizations and exercises that you have to go home and do, in partnership with the clinician.
Book a consult to learn whether your condition requires physiotherapy, or chiropractic care.