Help?! When Do I Choose A Chiropractor, Physiotherapist Or Remedial Masseuse?

Help?! When Do I Choose A Chiropractor, Physiotherapist Or Remedial Masseuse?

Unsure of which practitioner to see for your pain or discomfort? This article will guide you through the benefits of chiropractic, physiotherapy, and massage therapy to help you make the best decision.

When it comes to pain or discomfort, it can be overwhelming to know where to start seeking help. Is it a chiropractic issue, a physiotherapy problem, or is a massage the right solution? 

This article will explore the tell-tale signs of when you need to see a chiropractor, physiotherapist, or remedial masseuse. It will also examine the benefits of each for different types of injuries and explain why looking after your health requires a holistic treatment approach.

When to see a Chiropractor

If you’re experiencing joint or back pain, a chiropractor may be the right place to start. Chiropractors are experts in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems, focusing on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. 

Their treatments often involve spinal manipulations or adjustments, which aim to realign the spine and alleviate pressure on surrounding nerves. 

Chiropractic care can be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches. It can also help improve mobility and overall well-being. Read more about Chiropractic sessions here.

Whether it's women's issues, emotional and stress support, body maintenance, children's health or injury rehabilitation, choose the right Chiropractor for you.

When to see a Physiotherapist

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If you’re dealing with a soft tissue injury or a problem with your muscles, ligaments, or tendons, a physiotherapist may be the best option.

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function and use a range of techniques to help alleviate pain and improve mobility. Their treatments can include exercises, manual therapy, and education on proper posture and body mechanics. 

Physiotherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including sports injuries, workplace injuries, and chronic pain. It can also help prevent future injuries by identifying and addressing underlying issues. Read more about Physiotherapy session here.

When to see a Remedial Masseuse

If you’re dealing with muscle tension or soreness, a remedial masseuse may be the answer. Remedial massage is a targeted therapy that focuses on the specific muscles, tendons, and ligaments that are causing discomfort. 

This type of massage can be beneficial for a range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, and sports injuries. It can also help improve circulation, reduce stress, and promote relaxation.

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When a combination of treatments are necessary

While each of these treatments can be beneficial on their own, often a combination of treatments can lead to the best outcomes. For example, a combination of chiropractic and remedial massage can be particularly effective for back pain, while a combination of physiotherapy, massage, and acupuncture can be beneficial for sports injuries.  

But fear not, Selph practitioners are trained to recognise when different treatments are needed, and will be your guide every step of the way to advise the best options for your recovery.

A holistic approach

At Selph, we believe in a holistic approach to all healthcare. Our treating practitioners work collaboratively to develop personalised treatment plans that address the root cause of your pain or discomfort. 

This approach ensures that you receive comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of your health and wellbeing. So whether you see a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Remedial Masseuse first, our integrated practitioners will advise and refer you to the more appropriate practitioner if required. As all practitioners work together, and have access to your health notes, they’ll be able to further build on your treatment.

When it comes to seeking treatment for pain or discomfort, it’s essential to identify the root cause of the problem. While chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and remedial massage can all be beneficial, often a combination of treatments is required for the best outcomes.

Contact us to book in a complimentary Wellness Consultation to see which is service is best for you.