What is the difference between Osteopathy and Chiropractic?

Both of these techniques involve identifying patients pain and getting rid of it. Osteopathy and Chiropractic developed closely together in the 1800’s in North America with the main difference being historically chiro’s believed the spine influenced the nervous system where as osteo’s believed that the spine affected the blood flow. In recent times there has been a lot of debate between the two professions. Realistically they are quite similar, they both work with the entire body to ease aches and pains, mainly focusing on the spine. However they also treat muscles, shoulders, hips, arms, legs and feet. There is a lot of variation within both professions and many practitioner’s have developed their ‘tool box’ even further. John and Ana have developed their skills base, and are extremely competent in acupuncture, dry needling, functional kinesio taping, gait scans, prescription orthotics and muscular rehabilitation just to name a few.

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