By: Megan Enright: Digital Marketing Specialist
Many people think physical therapists and chiropractors are the same and that is incorrect. Although both typically address impairments and symptoms in the Musculo-skeletal system, there is a difference in the approach and the length of intervention may vary. As defined by Merriam Webster Chiropractors are licensed health-care professional who treat disorders (such as back and neck pain) chiefly of the musculoskeletal system especially through the manual adjustment or manipulation of the spinal vertebrae to correct nervous system.
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary Physical Therapy is therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical funtion imparied or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training. Physical Therapy aims at empowering the patient to perform exercises to improve the stability and mobility of the respective body part in addition to ergonomics, patient education and may use adjuncts such as mobilization, manipulation or soft tissue massage to further improve the recovery of patient.