Osteopaths attempt to diagnose, treat and prevent musculoskeletal and other related disorders. A thorough osteopathic diagnosis connects the patient's history and physical exam to the structural evaluation. As the physician places his or her hands upon the patient, structural dynamics are perceived, and can often be directly linked to the patient's presenting complaint and trauma history.
Frequently Asked Questions
It's important to remember that neither physiotherapist, chiropractor nor osteopath is a doctor — and medical advice should always be sought from a qualified medical practitioner.
Both Chiropractors and Osteopaths use physical movements to treat pain and injuries. The major difference between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor is that while the Chiropractor is primarily focused on the spine, joints and the muscles, an Osteopath is also concerned with the rest of the body.
Osteopathy can treat a range of disorders including: Neck and back pain, Arthritis, Sciatica, Headaches, Vertigo, Repetitive strain and overuse injuries, Pregnancy-related discomfort, Tendonitis, Sports injuries and more.