I've heard some absolute horror stories, it's scary!
I've been told (by a physio) that chiro's and physio's aren't real medical staff. That there is no medical agreeance on the science behind their work.. That this is why you don't get a Medicare rebate for seeing them.
Is this true? (I'm ignorant on this one).
There is a rebate for some physio and they they are often employed in hospitals, I think physios are far more science based. I don't trust chiros personally, no Medicare rebate and some dodgy qualifications.
Physiotherapy is considered 'evidence based practice' which means there is some degree of objective scientific evidence behind what they do. This is why they are employed within government departments of health and why you can get a Medicare rebate on their treatment.
Chiropractors are excellent at marketing themselves but there is no objective evidence that anything they do makes a lick of difference. They are no where near educated enough in anatomy and physiology to be doing half the stuff they do. They are also notoriously anti-vax and make masses of quacky claims and advice.
I've been shocked to see how many people take their babies to them.
Won't somebody think of the children!!
Physios are rebated and pretty reliable (my DD has Erbs palsy and needs a fair bit of it, our physio has been wonderful and we see her at hospital once a month). It's all been bulk billed (or however hospitals do it ), and they also work with surgeons to come up with treatment plans. So I'd say they definitely have their place in medicine.
Chiros are pretty controversial though (a lot also seem to have an anti vax stand for some reason).
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Scary! My son was born with "wry neck". He had a few physio visits and I was almost desperate enough to try a chiro. So glad I didn't!
Interesting. I've never taken DD to a chiro, although I've never had a need to. I have a few friends that take their little ones there, though, and swear by them.
I did go once myself for a sore back and whatever they did worked as I never had an issue again. Adults chiro would be a world away from infants though I imagine.
I'm not too sure what to think really...I don't know a lot about them, and that poor baby's neck- that's just horrible. I also don't like the anti- vax stance a lot seem to have. It seems like they have helped a lot of people with their babies though.
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