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How do a physical therapist and a chiropractor differ?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Treatment plan

A physical therapist treats on referral from a physician.
They have clinical practices for neuro-rehabilitation, joint and muscle rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, and other specialties. They may be trained in soft tissue or craniosacral manipulation. Chiropractic physicians treat independently, utilizing x-rays, and manipulation of spinal alignment to treat pain and health conditions.

In brief: Treatment plan

A physical therapist treats on referral from a physician.
They have clinical practices for neuro-rehabilitation, joint and muscle rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, and other specialties. They may be trained in soft tissue or craniosacral manipulation. Chiropractic physicians treat independently, utilizing x-rays, and manipulation of spinal alignment to treat pain and health conditions.
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