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Bridgwater

Somerset

TA6 3EX

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Taunton

Somerset

TA1 1TZ

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Difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath?

One question I get asked a lot is what is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor?

When you look into the underlying philosophy of each profession then there are differences but really when a patient just wants to get pain free, restore proper function and movement back into their body and optimise their health then there isn't a big difference. The truth is you just need to find someone who can help you, does a great job doing it and truly gets to the underlying cause of your problems and gets them fixed.


Now for those of you who are still wanting some details on the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor here you go. A chiropractor looks to optimise the function of the nervous system by removing interference to it by correcting misaligned and restricted joints in the body, mostly the spine. Osteopaths look to also remove interference from the body so that it can self heal and self regulate optimally but their main focus can often be more to do with blood flow and fluid dynamics.

Having said this you often find that you could go to an osteopath and think they were a chiropractor and you could go to a chiropractor and think they were an osteopath. This is because they are often taught similar techniques and aim to get you back to your best.

Difference between osteopath and chiropractor?

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