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Category Compare: Chiropractic Software vs. Physical Therapy Software

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In this report, we define and compare chiropractic software and physical therapy software so you can decide which tool is better suited to your business needs.

Chiropractic software and physical therapy software belong to the medical software category, but their focus areas differ significantly. This report will identify the similarities and differences between the two software categories to help you select the right one for your business requirements.

What is chiropractic software?

Chiropractic software is an electronic health records (EHR) system designed specifically for chiropractic care centers. It helps manage daily workflows, such as scheduling appointments, charting the patient history, and creating patients’ medical reports. These tools also include a file storage option to help track patients’ medical charts.

What is physical therapy software?

Physical therapy software is a specialized EHR solution for physical and occupational therapy practices. Physical therapy software offers electronic charting, automated scheduling, billing, and other specialty-specific functionality to help rehabilitation therapists manage their practice more efficiently.

What do they have in common?

Both chiropractic software and physical therapy software are used by licensed medical professionals to schedule appointments, create patient assessment plans, and manage patient data, among others. These software solutions also facilitate offline and online sessions with patients and provide a dashboard to oversee patient history and progress.

Chiropractic software features

Physical therapy software features

Which tool is right for you?

If you run a chiropractic care clinic and need software to manage patients and store medical charts and reports, then chiropractic software would be the right choice. On the other hand, if you’re a physical therapist looking to streamline the process of scheduling appointments and sharing therapy notes with patients, then physical therapy software would be a better option.

The question is: Which specific tool is right for your business? To start your search, head over to our chiropractic software and physical therapy software pages where you’ll find a sortable list of products, software reviews from verified users, and comprehensive buyers guides.

If you wish to narrow down your search to only the most popular and highest-rated solutions, visit Capterra Shortlist report for the top chiropractic and physical therapy tools—our reports are based on an analysis of thousands of user reviews.

6 top-rated chiropractic and physical therapy software

These six products, listed in alphabetical order, are among the top-rated in both software categories.

Note: Review and ratings data in the product cards is as of July 21, 2022. New reviews may have been added since the publication of this article, so the review data in this piece may not reflect current conditions.
The products in the category comparison images are examples to show a feature in context and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations by Capterra. They have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication.


To be included in the top-rated list, the products had to:

  1. Be listed under Capterra’s 2022 Shortlist reports for chiropractic and physical therapy software. Learn more about the Capterra Shortlist methodology here.
  2. Meet our software market definition for chiropractic software and physical therapy software:
    • Chiropractic: “Chiropractic software are electronic medical/health record systems specifically designed for chiropractic offices to help with diagnostic illustrations, charting, and custom reports. Some systems also include image storage to help track patient images or X-rays.”
    • Physical therapy: “Physical therapy software includes all medical software categories (e.g. EHR, billing, scheduling, etc.) that are specifically equipped to serve physical therapy practices. Physical therapy software helps rehabilitation therapists manage their practices more efficiently with electronic charting, automated scheduling, simplified billing, and other specialty-specific functionality.”

Looking for Medical Practice Management software? Check out Capterra's list of the best Medical Practice Management software solutions.

About the Author

Ashish Upadhyay

Ashish Upadhyay

Ashish Upadhyay is a content writer at Capterra, helping small businesses identify the right software for their business needs by analyzing user reviews data for the highest rated products in relevant software categories. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked in insurtech, fintech, and real estate. Specializing in marketing, project, and IT management, Ashish’s works have been featured in MAST magazine and Medium. In his free time, he enjoys working out and playing video games.

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