Physical therapy is important after a patient has been discharged, but there is still need for them to be attended to. There is a need especially if there are pain management and mobility issues. They are sometimes confused with the chiropractors.
Chiropractic care handles cases where there is need to adjust the spine to get the vertebrae to remain aligned properly. It is a well-known fact among them that a properly aligned spine lead to the restoration of balance and health. They see it as the way to get rid of the pain.
Physical therapy will, however, deal with the manipulation of the spine to make someone move a joint that was not able to do so previously. The major difference between the two is in the fact that chiropractors can adjust the spine. Physical therapists only go as far as manipulating it.