“Chiropractic” is a Greek word meaning “done by hand”. Chiropractors are highly skilled, primary healthcare practitioners who focus on treating neuromuscular skeletal conditions. Traditional chiropractic care has focused on the use of spinal manipulative therapy to decrease pain and restore normal function to the spine and supporting joints of the body. You may know this as an “adjustment”. 

At Defy, our Guelph Chiropractic care includes adjustments and much more. Chiropractors are part of the team who will strive to get you at your best, and they provide many different treatment methods to provide the best possible care. These include: acupuncture, Graston Soft Tissue Therapy, Shockwave, soft tissue therapy, taping, therapeutic rehabilitative exercises, and more.

How are Physiotherapy and Chiropractic different?

Our goal at Defy is to blur the lines between these two professions. Many of the treatments provided by Physiotherapists and Chiropractors are similar, if not the same. Our differences lie in our initial training and scopes of practice, however are largely determined by how the individual has specialized after finishing their degree. 

Our team works together to determine the best practitioner for you. If you are unsure whether to start with a Physiotherapist or a Chiropractor give us a call and we’ll talk you through your case.

Clearing up common Misconceptions:

  • Chiropractors are skilled at adjustments. However, this is not necessary to achieve your goals if you would prefer not to be adjusted. There are many other treatments that can help. 
  • Chiropractors don’t just treat backs! Chiropractors are highly skilled at treating problems in muscles and joints at all areas of the body.