Ok, I know this title may seem like I’m calling to an end to these two fine professions, but the point I am trying to make is there actually shouldn’t be two separate professions or at least pain sufferers shouldn’t have to choose on or the other. Chiropractors typically adjust the spine, specifically the joints while physiotherapists tend to do mostly massage. I have lost count of how many people I have treated over the years who had months of treatment and spent a small fortune on either a typical chiro or physio and I was able to resolve their pain by combining the treatments in only a few sessions.
There is little point of getting your spine adjusted without getting the muscles that attach to it treated or releasing the muscles without releasing and restoring proper pain free movement of the spinal joints which may have been locked up for months There is a good reason why most people only got short term and symptomatic relief from standard chiro and/or physio! Most people cant afford to pay $85+ for a chiropractic adjustment and then $100+ for a physiotherapist, as there are two sperate professionals often times the treatments you get aren’t congruent with each other i.e treating different muscles to where the spine is being adjusted.
The spine and muscle paradox.
Although the spine and muscles are intimately related, however, what they respond to are polar opposites. The spinal joints (where two vertebra meet) respond to a short, sharp and quick adjustment usually effecting 1-2 segments. Where as the muscles respond to a very slow, sustained pressure, there could be 8-10 different muscles that need to be addressed that span over many segments and different body parts. As well as being a chiropractor I have over 10’000 hours experience treating the muscles and I can assure you treating one rarely resolve’s the other. If you have had chiropractic before and found it to be symptomatic and you always left wishing they would spend time really releasing and lengthening your muscles or you have been to a physio and always felt the treatment was too general that’s because neither of them are treating you holistically.
If all you have is a hammer, everything is a nail.
The treatment you end up getting is not the treatment that is best suited for your individual needs, rather whatever the person is trained in. Chiropractors adjust so everything needs to be adjusted, physiotherapist treat muscles so everything needs to be released, stretched, activated. They rarely step outside of their respective lanes, unfortunately its you the pain sufferer that ends up paying for generic treatment that is ineffective.
Fortunately at Sydney Chiropractic & Massage you get the best of both worlds, a comprehensive and unique massage and muscle manipulation refined over 15 years designed to make the adjustments as effective, comfortable and long lasting as possible so you don’t have to choose one or the other or pay the unnecessary expense of seeing two professionals for the same issue. book in to see Kieran today.