Osteopathy vs Physiotherapy, mutually exclusive?
So I dislocated my shoulder, and have been babying it for the last three weeks. Saw a doctor, he recommended I go to physio.
Now at my BJJ gym, we just hired a physical therapist, and he was charging a significantly lower price ($40 instead of $100 an hour) than a normal physiotherapist so I thought I'd go see him, but he took a while to set up an appointment, and by the time I got one I had already booked an appointment with a regular physiotherapist.
I went to both, and it seemed to me, that though both were "physical therapists" their approaches seemed completely opposite. The physiotherapist said she wanted to see my shoulder area tighten up and prescribed exercises to strengthen that area. She said once the shoulder area was stiff and stabilized, then they'd work on bringing back flexibility.
Now when I want to the osteopathist he said he wanted to immediately bring back some flexibility and did these weird arm exercises where he'd brace my arm and shoulder and i'd press down on it. However, at the end, he did recommend some rotator cuff exercises that seemed very similar to what the physiotherapist suggested.
With that said, I was wondering if anyone had experience with either osteopaths or physical therapists, was wondering if I should go to both or just stick to one? Like i said, the exercises they asked me to do are very similar, but their philosophy seems to be different.
Are they mutually exclusive therapies, or can they be done together?