A lot of people believe that chiro is for the joints and physio for the muscles. This is NOT TRUE. Physiotherapists treat the joints, muscles AND the nervous system. We are trained at Medical School with a 4-year honours degree, and are equipped to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and neurological problems. We have an understanding of diseases, injuries and dysfunctions. Should your condition be out of our scope of practice, as determined by the Health Professions Council (HPCSA) we will refer you for the necessary treatment. Biokinetics is mainly for end stage rehabilitation, and it is out of their scope of treatment to treat patients with pain or pathology. In our practice we give patients an extensive rehabilitation program, often negating the need for you to attend biokinetics or other exercise programs. Some patients prefer the Biokinetics framework of exercising under supervision rather than attending a gym, and that is a good option for them. If you chose to go for alternative treatments, including massage, please ensure that the person you use is adequately trained and qualified.