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Sengkang: 6284 4878 | 9817 2361
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Potong Pasir: 6241 2124 | 9837 2385

Chiropractic and Physiotherapy: What is the Difference?

Both Chiropractic care and Physiotherapy are non-invasive treatments that have proven to be effective in relieving pain and improving mobility. But their approaches can be slightly different. It is important to understand the difference between the two modalities so you can make the most informed decision for your specific condition and needs to get proper relief for your pain and aches.

What is Chiropractic Care?

chiropractic adjustment

Chiropractic care is focused on diagnosing and treating misalignments in the spine and other joints, also known as subluxations. Chiropractors use manual adjustments to realign the spine, reduce muscular tension and restore proper function to the nervous system, which can improve overall health and well-being. Chiropractors also emphasise the importance of preventative care and lifestyle modifications to prevent future injuries and maintain optimal health.

Why should you see a Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care can be an effective treatment option if you have:

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, on the other hand, is focused on treating physical impairments and disabilities through exercises, manual therapy, and other modalities. Physiotherapists aim to restore loss of muscle strength or control, joint mobility to stiff or painful joints and independence to individuals with injuries or chronic conditions. They also provide education and guidance on injury prevention and management.

Why should you see Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment option if you:

  • feel pain related to movement
  • have limited movement due to:
    • an accident
    • injury 
    • surgery
    • a health condition
  • want to maintain or increase your ability to move with ease
  • need to build strength and combat the effects of a health condition, such as:
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • stroke
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Conclusion

At Live Well Chiropractic, our Chiropractors not only provide precised spinal adjustments and personalised treatment programs, but also have extensive experience in rehabilitation exercises. This allows us to provide a holistic approach to care and help patients achieve optimal results in both pain relief and long-term health and wellness.

While both Chiropractic treatments and Physiotherapy can be effective in treating musculoskeletal conditions, they approach treatment from different perspectives. It is important to note that each individual and their condition is unique, and the best treatment option may vary depending on their specific needs and preferences. When it comes to making the right decision between Chiropractic care and Physiotherapy, consulting a professional is always the best way forward, be it a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist or Medical Doctor who can help assess the best course of action for you.

Yong Seng Lee
Yong Seng Lee
2024-02-02
Has been seeing Dr Kenney for about 4 months for my hunch back and general wellbeing. Nothing but good words from me! Dr Kenney is skilful and experienced and always checking on me. With his help, my posture and wellbeing has improved since my first visit His friendly demeanour makes him click with his patients easily. Not to mention, the front desk staff are always so friendly, efficient and prompt with enquiries.
Wai Meng Woon
Wai Meng Woon
2024-01-23
After the first few visits, my lower back started to feel a lot better. And I began to regain my mobility. This is all due to the regular adjustments and decompression therapy as recommended by Dr Jessie. I've also done my due diligence to regularly stretch and do core exercises that helps with the recovery as recommended by Dr Jessie.
Nidzam Noh
Nidzam Noh
2024-01-15
I have never been happier after being treated by Dr Kenney. He managed to identify the root cause of my lower back pain after his assessment. Looking forward to my next visit.
Ifah Abdeen
Ifah Abdeen
2023-11-29
I really appreciate how gentle Dr Jess is with my adjustments. She always make me feel better, never worse. I am amazed at how she is able to find and fix the problem areas in my body.
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master couch
2023-11-24
I have been coming here for back and shoulder pain for the past two months, definitely seeing improvement as the shoulders do not feel as tight anymore. My back pain has been gradually fading away and overall, moving feels easier now. The front desk has been very helpful, they are very prompt with their replies especially when i make sudden changes in my appointment timing.
Julian Mortimer
Julian Mortimer
2023-11-23
One day after work, I experienced pain deep within the right rhomboid area, right shoulder blades and neck pains. It felt like a stiff neck but more intense. After 2 weeks, hoping it would naturally go away, it didn’t. It was very uncomfortable and sometimes painful which resulted in me taking some pain killers. So that’s when I decided to try Chiro. I was assigned with Dr. Siew Wei at the Rivervale Mall Branch and was advised to go for a 20 session package, which I did. After about 4 sessions, is when I started to feel some improvement. Yes, it takes time and it’s not an immediate result. By the 10th Session, most of the pain was gone and by the 18th session. I’m back to normal. Dr. Siew Wei is friendly and knowledgeable, and I’m glad that she had managed to cure away the pain. Thank you.
Harrison Ng
Harrison Ng
2023-11-04
Backpain? Neckpain? Just ring for Dr Jess and her team of dedicated front counter staffs! :)
Hazel Ho
Hazel Ho
2023-10-30
Have been with Livewell Sengkang about 3 months now, and have nothing but good stuff to say about them. Firstly the service from the front desk is great, with very quick replies and very flexible whenever I have to make last minute changes to my time slot. Very glad with the friendliness of the staff and how convenient they make my booking of sessions! As for my doctor, Dr Kenny gave clear explanations from the very start, is extremely friendly and easy to talk to, which I appreciate. Went here to correct my neck posture as well as my hunchback, which I do see myself improving and being more conscious about as the sessions go on. Feel a lot lighter and easier to stand straight after each session. Overall a very comfortable experience, really recommend!

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Rivervale Mall, 11 Rivervale Crescent #01-29/30 Singapore 545082
Located by the entrance of Rivervale Mall
By MRT/LRT:
Take the North-East line. Alight at Sengkang Station (NE16). 

From Sengkang LRT station, take the East loop to Rumbia Station (SE2).
By Bus:
50, 86, 119, 136, 371

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Located at Toa Payoh Central, walking distance from Toa Payoh MRT Station
185 Toa Payoh Central #01-342 Singapore 310185
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Take the North-South line. Alight at Toa Payoh MRT Station (NS19).
By Bus:
8, 26, 28, 31, 57, 59, 73, 88, 90, 142, 155, 157, 159, 163, 235, 238, 506

Bus Stop: Opposite Toa Payoh Swim Complex 52509

Potong Pasir 

148 Potong Pasir Avenue 1 #01-59 Singapore 350148
Located at Potong Pasir Avenue 1, walking distance from Potong Pasir MRT Station (EXIT A or C)
By MRT/LRT:
Take the North-East line. Alight at Potong Pasir MRT Station (NE10).
By Bus:
13, 107, 133, 142, 506, 853

Bus Stop: Potong Pasir Stn

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