People often do not fully understand the difference between physiotherapists and doctors. They employ the latest in medical science, yet often their roles get tangled. The biggest differences between the two are their education and training. These differences are important because it better enables you to decide which is best qualified to help your condition.
Physiotherapy is a field of health that focuses on the relief of impairments, functional deficiencies and other restricted normal functions. A physiotherapist practices relief by physical therapy. They are able to help patients cope by devising, applying and modifying therapeutic interventions to reduce the pain of the existing condition. Techniques that a physiotherapist would use are prescription exercise, manual therapy and various modalities. While the two types of physicians are Medical doctors and Osteopathic Medicine doctors. Both have the same education except that Osteopathic doctors have more knowledge on diagnosing musculo-skeletal conditions.
The difference between the two is that a doctor is qualified to prescribe prescription medication while a physiotherapist is better capable of providing target treatment in restoring the patients functioning abilities. It is important to know the difference when seeking help as the two health care providers have a different approach in the healing process.
Is physiotherapy what you need?
If you are experiencing,
- Hip pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain/ frozen shoulder
- Tight muscles and Muscle cramps
- Carpal tunnel
- Jaw problems / TMJ
Than physiotherapy might be just for you. In order to replenish your normal functions a physiotherapist will give you the benefitting aid you need to get back to you and restore your daily comfort ability rather than mask the pain, leaving the issue unresolved and growing.
Contact us now to kick-start your route to recovery, where all questions will be clarified and help obtained.
For help with pain or discomfort please contact your local chiropractor in Oakville at 905-827-4197.