What is the difference between an osteopath and chiropractor?2018-11-14T18:36:23+00:00

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Osteopathy vs Chiro – What is the difference between an Osteopath and Chiropractor?

What is the difference between an Osteopath & Chiropractor?

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While primarily, both Osteopaths and chiropractors treat pain areas within the body, the nature of their practices differ in a few ways. Both practitioners use osteopathy discovery sessions that cater to more than just bone and joint pains. In fact, professional osteopaths also treat a variety of functional health issues such as respiratory or digestive disorders. Both use their understanding of the nervous and blood circulation systems within the body to influence other systems within the body, enabling them to treat several diagnosed medical conditions, such as asthma, stress, digestive disorders, period pain, migraine among many others.

The above description may suggest Osteopaths and chiropractors work in similar ways. After all, both the specialists use observation and touch to determine the course of the treatment. However, the major difference between the two is that while osteopaths depend on physical examination of the patients, chiropractors rely on more advanced diagnostic procedures such as X-rays, MRI scans, blood tests, and urine tests. If an osteopath feels that a patient is in need of further examination after a physical diagnosis, they may refer the patient to a specialist.

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What we treat

Osteopaths are trained to develop a highly sensitive sense of touch, which they use to identify problem areas within the body. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques to diagnose health problems within the body, and treat them with minimally invasive procedures.

At Bodytonic Clinic, our Osteopaths specialise in developing an in-depth understanding of the body’s musculo-skeletal system. Well being and proper functioning of the musculo-skeletal system is extremely important for the well being of other critical systems within to body, such as the respiratory and digestive systems. Osteopaths promote efficiency within these systems, allowing the body to naturally heal and restore normal function. Osteopathic treatments are incredibly versatile, and can be customised to suit the needs and conditions of different patients, making them suitable for all members of a family. An Osteopathic treatment can be used to treat problems like:

  • Muscle strains, cramp, spasm & ligamentous sprains
  • Elbow, wrist & hand pain including tennis elbow
  • Neck & shoulder pain including frozen shoulder
  • Nerve pain (e.g Sciatica)
  • Degenerative conditions including osteoarthritis
  • Postural problems including facet joint irritation
  • Sporting injuries
  • Hip, knee, foot pain
  • Back and low back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Pregnancy related symptoms
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inability to relax
  • Stress
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Muscular discomfort
  • Circulatory problems
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Digestive problems
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Body pain can be a great cause of discomfort for anyone. At Bodytonic clinic, our dedicated professional osteopaths can treat the same with minimum hassle.

Osteopathy is an effective healthcare system that uses the understanding of the musculo-skeletal system to treat pain within the body. Osteopaths use stretching, massaging, and joint manipulation techniques that can help restore balance within the body. The musculo-skeletal system, which includes joints, ligaments, and connective tissues, is connected to all systems of the body and has direct influence on the functioning of the body. Osteopathy recognises these links and the functioning of the body to diagnose health issues and treat them.

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Neck, Shoulder pain & Stress

Neck Pain
Neck pain is a common problem in people of all ages. In many cases, the underlying cause is a more serious medical problem, which often goes undetected. If the underlying cause is not a health issue, and the patient is suffering from non-specific neck pain, it is referred to as ‘mechanical’ or ‘simple’ neck pain. The causes of the same can be any of the following:

  • Minor strains and sprains to muscles
  • Ligaments in the neck
  • Bad posture may be a contributing factor

*** If you work a desk-job, posture could be a factor contributing to neck-pain ***

Shoulder Pain

  • Poor posture and frozen shoulder – not only restricts normal movement in the shoulder, but can also induce a lot of pain. In extreme cases, movement of shoulder can be prohibited altogether.
  • Shoulder instability – Also known as hypermobility. Hypermobility refers to an unstable shoulder joint, which is often characterised by unusual range of motion of the shoulder.
  • Rotator cuff disorders – Rotator cuff is an underlying muscle in the shoulder area that facilitates mobility. It is also one of the most overlooked muscles in body, which often leads to disorders.
  • Acromioclavicular joint disorders – Acromioclavicular joint is the joint positioned at the top of the shoulder, and is critical to normal movement of the shoulder. A disorder in the same is also called osteoarthritis in the shoulder joints and may be caused by a fracture in of the humerus (upper arm bone), or a broken collarbone.

Stress
Emotional stress is a known cause of muscular tension. This muscular tension is extremely evident in the base of the next, head, and jaw. Such muscular stress can upset normal blood flow, and may cause severe headaches.

Osteopathy Treatments

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A free discovery session lasts for 15 minutes, in which one of our qualified and registered osteopaths will assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and inform you about the solution. The treatment can then be started immediately after the diagnosis, as the session is booked for 45 minutes, instead of just 15 minutes. That being said, if the patient does not want to go forward with the treatment after the FREE 15 minute discovery session, they will not be charged anything.

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What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve group is a group of nerves that are responsible for controlling the muscles in the back of the knee and lower leg. The nerve group exit the spine at the lower part of the back, and are also responsible for providing sensation to the back of the thigh, a part of lower leg, and the sole of the foot. It is the longest nerve in the body. When irritation or compression is experienced in the sciatic nerve, the phenomenon is known as sciatica.

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?
In the beginning, the symptoms of sciatica may include a mild tingling, a dull ache, or even a burning sensation. However, the pain often starts mild, and may get worse if left untreated.

  • After standing
  • After sitting
  • At night
  • When sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Laughing
  • Bending backward
  • Walking more than a feet

When the sciatic group of nerves is compressed or irritated, pain can be experienced in the lower back, the leg, and down in the calf muscles as well.

The pain is often experienced in one side of the body. In many cases, one part of the leg or hip experiences sharp pain, while others go numb. The affected limb may experience weakness, and the numbness may also be felt in the back of the calf or the sole of the foot.

Common causes of sciatica include:

  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Piriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in the buttocks)
  • Pelvic injury
  • Fracture

If you would like to discuss this in more detail please use the link below or call one of the team.

Osteopathy Treatments

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Qualified and certified professional osteopaths assess the kind of treatment that is needed and discuss the same with you during a FREE discovery consultation. If after this, you would prefer to proceed with the treatment immediately, this can be done without any hassle as the calendar is booked for 45 minutes. However, if you don’t want to start the treatment immediately, then that isn’t a problem and the discovery session will be absolutely FREE for you.

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Sports Massage Therapy

Regular Sports Massage therapy has several benefits, especially in terms of sports performance and overall health. In fact, with regular sports massage therapy, athletes can recover, and even avoid sports related injuries. The therapy employs vigorous forms of massage the facilitate muscle recovery and restore function. For competing athletes, sports massage therapy is recommended before and after the competition to prevent injuries and keep mobility intact.

Physical Benefits
Sports Massage therapy is especially beneficial for those who regularly engage in contact sports such as rugby, hockey, and football. Even other sports disciplines, such as cycling and running subject our musculoskeletal system to considerable strain, and spots massage therapy can effectively help against the same.

  • Reduced tension in the fascia
  • Reduction in scar tissue
  • Clearing of harmful metabolic byproducts
  • Improved blood flow
  • Improved delivery of nutrients to your muscles
  • Improved tissue elasticity
  • Relieve stress on joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles

Physiological Benefits
When we talk about the primary physiological benefits of sports massage therapy, pain reduction and relaxation of muscles come to mind. However, sports massage therapy also carries over to better overall health and improved performance in your chosen sport.

Osteopathy Treatments

*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

Discovery consultation is absolutely free at Bodytonic Clinic. Our registered and certified osteopaths assess your condition and discuss the treatment with you during a 15 minute FREE discovery consultation. If then, you would like to start the treatment, it can be done without hassle as the osteopath’s calendar is booked for a full 45 minutes. If you decide not to go forward with the treatment, then you will not be charged anything for the 15 minute discovery consultation session.

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About Osteopathy

In order to get certified, Osteopaths train at recognised specialist colleges for 4-5 years. Once they graduate, they have to first register with General Osteopath Council (GOsC) and British Osteopathic Association (BOA) in order to start practicing as a professional osteopath.

Osteopathic treatments are non-invasive and drug free. Instead, Osteopathy focusses on healing and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework of the body to promote better overall health. The treatment can treat a variety of issues, like; lower back pain, back ache, neck & shoulder pain, neck ache, upper back pain, sports injuries (e.g. tennis elbow), nerve compressions such as sciatica, muscular aches or pains, muscle and ligament strains, headaches, migraines, circulatory problems, occupational injuries (e.g. postural), digestive problems, joint pains or stiffness – e.g. arthritis in hands, hips, knees etc. neck and shoulder injuries – including frozen shoulder.

Do I need to see my GP first?
Osteopathy is a safe treatment that is fit for all members of the family, so consulting with a GP is not necessary in most cases. If however, your condition is extreme, or you have a complex medical history, it is smart to consult your GP before an osteopathic treatment. If you have more questions about osteopathy, get in touch with our team at the number given below.

Osteopathy & Pregnancy?
Osteopathic treatments can help pregnant women effectively adapt to the many changes that the body experiences during pregnancy. Since the body is carrying the additional weight of the baby, women can experience a number of problems such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip and pelvic pain, and many others.

Osteopathy Treatments

*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

When you book a FREE discovery consultation with Bodytonic, our osteopaths spend the 15 minute session to understand your problem and discuss the best treatment for you. If after that, you want to start the treatment, it can be done without problems as the osteopath’s calendar is booked for a full 45 minutes. If you don’t want to start the treatment immediately, that’s also no problem and you will not be charged anything for the 15 minute FREE discovery consultation.

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Areas our clinics cover

We have three clinics in London, Canada Water, Wapping & Stratford. The areas we cover are;
Central London – Islington, Kings Cross, Euston, St Pancras, Moorgate, West end, The City of London, N1, W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1 &WC2

The City of London – Shoreditch, City of London, Hackney, Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street and post codes: EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E1, E2, N1

North London – N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 N7 N8 N9 N10 N11 N12 N13 N14 N15 N16 N17 N18 N19 N20 N21 N22

South London – Canada Water, Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Surrey Quays, Deptford, Greenwich, Peckham, Brixton, London Bridge, Waterloo, Borough, New Cross Gate, Lewisham, Blackheath, Catford, Dulwich, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Norwood, Crystal Palace, Penge, Anerley, Beckenham, Old Kent Road, Hither Green, Southbank, Bankside, SE1 SE1P SE2 SE3 SE4 SE5 SE6 SE7 SE8 SE9 SE10 SE11 SE12 SE13 SE14 SE15 SE16 SE17 SE18 SE19 SE20 SE21 SE22 SE23 SE24 SE25 SE26 SE27 SE28

East London – South Woodford, Leytonstone, Manor Park, Stratford, Plaistow, East Ham, Newham, Isle of Dogs, Whitechaple, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Clapton, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, Tower Bridge, St Catherines Docks, E1 E1W E2 E3 E4 E5 E6 E7 E8 E9 E10 E11 E12 E13 E14 E15 E16 E17 E18 E20

Osteopathy Treatments

*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

One of our fully qualified and registered professional osteopaths will assess which treatment is needed and discuss this with yourself. If you would like to proceed with treatment immediately after your 15 minute FREE discovery consultation this is no problem as the time booked into the calendar will be 45 minutes in total. If you would not like a treatment after the 15 minutes FREE discovery consultation this is absolutely fine and there would be no charge!

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