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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHIROPRACTORS, MASSAGE THERAPISTS AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS?

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Chiropractors work closely with physiotherapists and massage therapists to treat many of the same problems. Chiropractors have more training to properly diagnose and recommend treatment plans. Often a patient may be referred to a massage therapist or physiotherapist depending on the nature of the problem. Dr. Ali utilizes joint manipulation and soft tissue therapy that is unique while a physiotherapist may use electrical modalities and exercise rehab and a massage therapist will focus on myofascial release. It is important to have a proper diagnosis to ensure that a problem receives the appropriate treatment. For example, if a 50 year old man comes in with back pain, it could be caused by muscles and joints, or it could be prostate cancer, an abdominal aneurysm, or a spinal infection. A 45 year old female with sharp headaches on one temple could be having a migraine or could be getting temporal arteritis which could lead to blindness if not treated quickly with medications. It is a ... more
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