Most people would struggle to articulate the difference between a chiropractor and a physiotherapist. Some people may even use the terms physiotherapist and chiropractor interchangeably, erroneously assuming they mean the same thing.
It’s a perfectly reasonable mistake to make. After all, both chiropractors and physiotherapists deal with musculoskeletal pain, both require a university degree and a certificate from an accredited institution. Although a chiropractor and a physiotherapist – on a surface level at least – may seem similar, they are distinctive and unique medical practices.
When deciding which treatment is appropriate for your back pain, it’s extremely important to understand the fundamental differences between a chiropractoror and a physiotherapist.