What is the difference between an osteopath and chiropractor?2019-08-03T07:30:24+00:00

Chiropractor vs Osteopathy

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

Osteopath & Chiropractor – What is the difference?

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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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★★★★★ I have seen Matt the osteopath several times for my back pain & sciatica nerve problems. Before treatment my sciatica pain was very bad. With treatment & the exercises for sciatica I feel so much better. Doing the sciatica exercises while being guided by Matt was invaluable in getting back on track.

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Osteopaths can helps with

Osteopaths are trained to develop a highly sensitive touch, which they use to find abd 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:

  • Nerve pain (e.g Sciatica)
  • Muscle spasms, strains, cramp & ligamentous sprains
  • Wrist, Elbow & hand pain, including tennis elbow
  • Neck & shoulder pain inc. frozen shoulder
  • Degenerative conditions, including osteoarthritis
  • Postural problems, including facet joint irritation
  • Many different Sporting injuries
  • Foot, Hip & knee pain
  • Upper back pain, Back & low back pain
  • Joint pain aches and pains
  • Different types of Pregnancy related problems and symptoms
  • Post-surgery help and rehabilitation
  • Tendonitis – Tendons are strong, fibrous, flexible, bands of body tissue that connect bones to muscles
  • Fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition which has widespread pain and can cause fatigue.
  • Inability to be able to relax and also stress
  • Painful Rheumatic pain
  • Muscular pain and discomfort
  • Symptoms of poor circulation – Circulatory problems
  • Headaches, Migraines & Digestive problems
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Body pain can be a great cause of discomfort for anyone. Our dedicated professional osteopaths can treat the same with minimum hassle.

Osteopathy can be a very 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. Our musculo-skeletal system, which includes ligaments, joints & connective tissue, 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 and / or Stress

Neck Pain is a common problem in people of all ages. In lots of 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 quite often is referred to as ‘simple’ or ‘mechanical’ neck pain. The causes of the same can be:

  • Minor sprains and / or strains to muscles
  • Neck Ligaments
  • One factor which can be a contributor is bad posture

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

Shoulder Pain

  • Poor posture & frozen shoulder – not only restricts normal movement with the shoulder, but can also induce a lot of increase in pain. In some extreme cases the movement of shoulder can be prohibited altogether.
  • Instability in the shoulder – Also referred to 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.
  • Joint disorders (Acromioclavicular) – The Acromioclavicular joint – is the joint positioned in the shoulder at the top, and is critical to normal movement of the shoulder. A disorder in the same is also called osteoarthritis, in the shoulder 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 for a patient.

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A free discovery session lasts for 15 minutes, in which our qualified, 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 you the patient would not like to go to treatment after the FREE 15 minute discovery session, you will not requested for any payment.

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Sciatica. What is it?

Our sciatic nerve is a of nerves that are responsible for controlling the muscles in the back of the knee and lower leg. The nerve group leave the spine in the lower part of your back, and are also responsible for providing sensation to the back of your thigh, a part of lower leg, and the sole of your 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.

Symptoms of Sciatica. What are the?
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. Pain can be worse after standing, sitting, at night, coughing, sneezing, laughing, walking more and bending backwards

Having the group of sciatica nerves compressed or irritated, can cause pain to 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 your leg or hip experiences sharp pain, while others go numb. The affected limb may experience weakness, and your numbness may also be felt in the back of our calf or the sole of ones foot.

Sciatica Common causes are Spinal stenosis, slipped disc, pelvic injury, Fracture or Piriformis syndrome (pain disorder which involves the narrow muscle in your buttocks)

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Qualified, certified professional osteopaths assess the kind of treatment that is needed and discuss the same with you during a FREE discovery 15 min 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

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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 diary is booked for 45 minutes. If you decide not to go further with any 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; back – lower back pain, overall back ache, neck,  shoulder pain, neck ache, upper back pain and discomfort, sports injuries, like tennis elbow, nerve compressions like sciatica, muscular aches and pains, muscle, ligament strains, migraines, headaches, digestive problems, circulatory problems, occupational injuries, for example postural, joint pains or stiffness – e.g. arthritis in knees, hands, hips etc. neck, shoulder injuries – including frozen shoulder.

Need to see my GP before visiting bodytonic clinic?
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.

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When a patient books 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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