Chiropractic and Physiotherapy

December 22nd, 2018
Chiropractic and Physiotherapy

Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Working Together

Are you or is someone you care for in pain? Perhaps you’re feeling stiff or achy in the morning. Maybe you’re an athlete recovering from injury, or you want to optimize your athletic performance. Whatever your challenge, chiropractic and physiotherapy are worth your time and consideration.

How Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Work Hand in Hand

At Equilibrium, we’re already known for providing excellent massage therapy services to ease your stress and pain. We’re committed to building an integrated healthcare team to serve you even better. At our Tillicum clinic, we’ve added a chiropractor and physiotherapist. The aim, as always, is to find the treatment care plan that best serves you.

Some may think that physiotherapists and chiropractors have a competitive relationship. Our physiotherapist and chiropractor work in cooperation to serve our patients. Comprehensive care solves musculoskeletal problems better and faster.

Chiropractors can suggest diagnoses for non-musculoskeletal conditions and their care plans use more manual adjustments than physiotherapy. In other words, chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of the spine to achieve optimal movement. Chiropractic is often geared to a more maintenance-based approach and the focus may be more on the neck and back. You won’t necessarily come in for chiropractic care only when you are hurt.

Physiotherapists get referrals and can diagnose musculoskeletal conditions. Their treatment plans tend to be more hands-off, using equipment to treat and retrain abnormal movement patterns.

Better Health Faster

Injuries can have many causes. Habits of movement and daily living can predispose you to specific injuries. Understanding how your body works is a powerful beginning to healing. To enhance your well-being, comprehensive same-day treatments with more than one practitioner is a time-saving approach. Our physiotherapist and chiropractor use unique skills to complement each other to improve your health and well-being.

Physiotherapist in Victoria BC

At Equilibrium, our Tillicum Rd, Victoria, BC physiotherapist, Matthew Tyler, treats a wide range of ages and conditions. From acute and traumatic injuries to repetitive strain injuries, movement dysfunctions, postoperative rehabilitation, and those in need of care for chronic conditions, you’re in good hands with Matt. In one-on-one treatment, he gives functional exercises that you can do at home so you won’t necessarily have to go to a gym or back to physio to get better. These exercises help repair damage and lessen the risk of future injury.

Matt has helped some of Canada’s most elite athletes. He graduated as a physiotherapist from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1999. He completed a degree in Physiology and Sports Science at Glasgow University in 1995.

Chiropractor in Victoria, BC

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree at the University of Guelph, our Tillicum Rd, Victoria, BC chiropractor, Marc Bijman, completed his Doctor of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Marc uses his clinical knowledge and evidence-based research to work with each patient’s unique needs.

Your treatment plan could become any combination of spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, pain management techniques, active rehab, and core strengthening exercises. Marc is especially in tune with people suffering low back pain, neck pain and headaches. Marc believes in pain management but also optimizing your potential through adjustments, nutrition, sleep, and exercise.

You’re Part of our Healthcare Team, Too

Healing is never a passive process. Whether you choose to treat yourself to physiotherapy, chiropractic care or massage therapy, at Equilibrium, we’re all working together. You’re also working with us. Our philosophy is to take active steps to achieve calm minds and to optimize body function. Getting better begins with making an appointment with us. All our practitioners are problem solvers. We may suggest exercise, postural corrections, and self-care you can continue at home and at work to achieve your health goals. What you do between appointments is just as important as what we can accomplish in the treatment room.

Chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage therapy all have one important commonality: you becoming your best self.
The word “equilibrium” means a state of physical balance and a calm state of mind. Whichever treatment is most appropriate for you, we’ll help you find that balance at Equilibrium.

~ Robert Chute RMT (Ret.) is the author of Do The Thing, The Last Stress-busting Book You’ll Ever Need.