Michael Milnes from Rochester, Minnesota is a physical therapist with almost 20 years owning his own practice. Over time, his house call only clinic has grown to an entire Victorian house in the historic district near his home. Michael Milnes loves helping patients and seeing the difference his work makes on their lives. He helps patients with a variety of issues and complications and tries to never turn away someone in need. But some patients would be better served with a different type of medial professional. Although they can seem similar, physical therapist are very different from chiropractors and massage therapist. Each profession does have some overlap with the others and to the untrained eye, it may even seem that they perform some of the same functions.
Massage therapy and physical therapy can seem similar at first because many physical therapists will perform massage like techniques on patients. This is typically a soft-tissue mobilization and differs from massage because physical therapy includes a wider range of techniques, exercises, and education. Physical therapy can also be used to treat a wider array of conditions or issues than massage can.
Chiropractors and physical therapists also differ in some key ways since chiropractors often use joint manipulations much more than physical therapists do. They will also typically see their patients for longer periods of time compared to therapists. Since some of the physical therapy techniques can be taught and performed at home, even patients with long-term issues may be able to discontinue seeing a physical therapist, while someone going to a chiropractor will need to go back for continued adjustments and manipulations.
Michael Milnes had some training in chiropractic techniques as many other physical therapists do so they are able to use these techniques in their practice.