Many people get confused between Chiropractors and Physiotherapists because both of these professionals work with patients to improve their ability to move and function. The fact is that the two fields are not same at all. The skill set a Chiropractor must develop is not similar to that of a Physiotherapist, though there are a few similarities. Let’s read some of the differences between Chiropractors and Physiotherapists.
Education and License
Physiotherapists are required to complete a four year undergraduate degree along with a two year Masters program. Physiotherapists must be trained in a few different types of physical therapies to obtain a license and to practice professionally. The Physiotherapist license needs to be regularly renewed for as long as they continue to practice. This renewal ensures that the Physiotherapist is keeping their techniques and research up to date.
Chiropractors are required to complete four years of school usually involving five to seven years of class and field work before a professional license can be obtained. Chiropractors are also required to keep their licenses current in order to legally practice chiropractic in Dubai without supervision.
Chiropractors work to relieve the pain by using a number of pain relief therapies. These techniques can either be taught to the patient to do at home or therapies that requires to continue visiting the Chiropractor in order to maintain alignment and stay pain free.
A Physiotherapist offers a variety of methods that aim to increase the patient’s range of motion. Treatment offered by a Physiotherapist involves teaching the patient a variety of exercises and stretches so as to continue the treatment at home. As the patient’s pain subsides and the range of motion improves, the required visits become fewer and farther between until the patient is healthy enough to abandon the need for physiotherapy.
System of Beliefs
A Chiropractor believes that everything can be related to the spine and even problems related to respiratory or endocrine system can be corrected with proper alignment of the spine.
Physiologists do not center their beliefs on a single body part though they do spend ace of time focusing on the spine. Physiologists treat a specific injury and help a patient heal while doing their best to reduce the patient’s pain.
No doubt, there are quite a few similarities between the two professions. Both work with the spine but the differences lie in how an illness is addressed. The best Physiotherapy in Dubai ends at some point while Chiropractic care is ongoing.