FAQ's - Osteopathy & Chiropractic Treatment Differences

The two professions run in parallel, with many of the differences being historical. Both practitioners treat musculoskeletal problems using hands on techniques. Both have an equal level of training and qualifications (although somewhat confusingly many chiropractors like to use the title Dr. whereas osteopaths don’t).

There is undoubtedly a difference in emphasis with chiropractors traditionally giving shorter treatments focused on the spine whereas osteopaths frequently spend more time working on the muscles and other soft tissues as well as spinal manipulation.

Both treatments are broadly similar in effectiveness (A 2004 UK survey by the National Back Pain Association showed that 74% of people benefited from osteopathy and 71% from chiropractic treatment). Ultimately it is down to the individual to choose which approach they prefer and which gives them more benefit. 

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Rugby Osteopathic Centre, 69 Albert Street, Rugby
Warwickshire, CV21 2SN, Tel: 01788 560646, Fax:01788 571318
Email: reception@rugbyosteopaths.co.uk

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