What is the difference between osteopathy and chiropractic?

There is a huge variance in the way that osteopaths and chiropractors work. The major difference is that while the chiropractor is primarily focused on the spine and joints, an osteopath is also concerned with the rest of the body.

What does an osteopath treat?

An osteopath might treat patients with respiratory problems, digestive problems or any other number of problems that might not seem related to the spine or joints. Typically chiropractors will use specific adjustments. An osteopath will treat a bigger area.

An osteopath believes for the body to work well, the structure must also work well. This is why osteopaths work to restore balance to the body without the use of drugs or surgery.

A philosophy

Osteopathy is a philosophy, a science and an art. This philosophy acknowledges that in health the body should be able to automatically adapt to different demands and maintain itself in a state of balance and harmony. It can recover and adapt from many traumatic events. However its resources for coping are not endless and sometimes events occur that can be too much for the body. This is where osteopathy can help.

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