my take: I shared boxerulez's opinion until I learnt what they do... In short, I've had a load of crashes and injuries (fractured vertebrae, ribs, ankles, footbones + multiple tendon, ligament and muscle tears, dislocated knees and shoulders etc. etc. over the years). I've been to many good medical professionals and there's no one-stop shop. This is my (unqualified) understanding as someone who've been diagnosed and treated by the entire food chain of medical professions on many occasions: Dr / Specialist: Good with diagnosis of serious issues and obviously surgery, however be careful of the first surgeon who wants to dig a a knife into you, so get a second/third/fourth opinion before surgery. As good as surgeons are, they don't see 10% of the sports injuries out there and generally only deal with hard core issues, so I've heard of many tales where they told their patients something like "You'll never be able to compete in *insert sport here* again". So in my experience it's worth going to a physio, bio and chiro in addition to a surgeon for alternative opinions before quitting your sport or committing to surgery. Physio: They work on muscles, especially acute muscle issues such as tears, pulls, spasms etc. Great in the initial stages / first phase of rehab (injury or surgery) or if you have an obvious muscle issues / spasm etc. after a crash. Biokineticist: They also work on muscles, but not acute muscle soreness / spasm so it's different to a physio. They measure (good ones at least) individual muscle strength in relation to other muscles in your body and are therefore the best people to identify imbalances, lack of movement or lack of strength / activation in muscles etc.. Great for us cyclists who often learn to compensate over many years due to lack of strength somewhere in our bodies, and also an essential final step of the post-surgery rehab process Chiro: They work on the skeleton, so generally they can identify when joints aren't moving as they should or where full range of motion is not achieved on a joint level. I'm pretty new to this, but I've been referred by a biokineticist who said my issue is with restricted joint movement that causes muscle spasms, so fixing the muscles (i.e. going to a physio) only would never solve the root cause of the problem. Summary: Each of these professions see various injuries on a daily basis, and irrespective of their methods, they are uniquely skilled to help you identify or treat your issue. In their own right each one will have varying degrees of success depending on your specific issue, so saying that Physio's are better than Bio's or vice versa, or that Chiro's are bogus/pseudoscience would be a silly. If one doesn't work, try another and let them explain what they see, that info can help the next person to refine your diagnosis.