FAQ: How does physical therapy differ from chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care differs quite a bit in the sense that a Chiropractor relies heavily on performing joint manipulations. Chiropractors typically will see a patient for much longer than a physical therapist for continued joint manipulations or “adjustments” whereas a physical therapist will rehab the injury or painful area and then instruct the patient in a home exercise program for continued care. A physical therapist will usually see a patient 2-3 times a week for 4-6 weeks; this is the typical amount of time for most people to see the therapist. Obviously, depending upon the severity of the injury, it may be a shorter or longer time that is required. Physical therapist’s are able to work with you and show you the exercises that will continue to help you after your time at the clinic has ended.

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