General Physiotherapy

Physio, Chiro or Osteo? What is the difference?


Damien Cummins

Physiotherapist, Practice Director

Monday, August 26, 2019

I'd like to introduce a four part series trying to best answer the question that many of our patients ask us.

What is the difference between a physiotherapist and a chiropractor or an osteopath?

This seems like a pretty simple question but when we really start looking into it closely, it's a tricky one to summarise.

In many ways there may be more similarities between a particular physio and a chiro than two physios.

Perhaps a better way to look at the three professions is that we're all manual therapists.

In this series, we'll look at issues such as training/education, skill set, treatment techniques and philosophy of treatment, relationships with other professions, safety, empowering self treatment, injury prevention and a whole lot more.

Stay tuned over the next 4 weeks.

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Damien Cummins

Physiotherapist, Practice Director

Damien Cummins has been practicing physiotherapy for 29 years, having graduated from Sydney University in 1990. His junior years as a physio began at John Hunter...

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