The difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists
Often people struggle to understand the difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists because both do very similar jobs.
In fact, you are more likely to be referred to a physiotherapist if you go to your GP or the local hospital with a sports injury. However, while a physio will treat the site of your injury and pain, they won’t necessarily consider the whole of your body, along with your lifestyle and come up with a treatment plan that addresses all of these elements.
Sports injuries tend involve damage to soft tissues, ligaments and tendons. These are attached to your joints and, if torn or strained they will need active treatment. A chiropractor will always look more broadly at related joints and check for compensatory.