Physiotherapist. Biokineticist. Chiropractor.

Updated: Sep 16

A lot of patients ask us what the difference is between Physiotherapists, Biokneticists & Chiropractors.

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy is concerned with Assessing, treating and preventing human and animal movement disorders, restoring normal function or minimising dysfunction and pain in adults and children with physical impairment, to enable them to achieve the highest possible level of independence in their lives; preventing recurring injuries and disability in the workplace, at home, or during recreational activities and promoting community health for all age groups.


Biokineticist

What is Biokinetics?

BIO + KINETICS = LIFE + MOVEMENT = LIFE THROUGH MOVEMENT

The Science of Movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment of performance.

Biokinetics’ primary function is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise as a modality.

Biokinetics is the profession concerned with health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation, by means of scientifically-based physical activity programme prescription.


Chiropractor

Chiropractic is a health profession specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the functioning of the nervous system and general health.



For more detailed information, you can have a look at the Professional Bodies' Definitions & Descriptions:

https://www.saphysio.co.za/about-us/definition-and-scope-of-pt/

https://www.biokineticssa.org.za/Public

https://chiropractic.co.za/

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