We often get asked this question at the clinic. We feel that one of the main differences is that Chiropractors are trained to take x-rays. So when we have a patient that has tried to get answers to their health problems from different routes we find it beneficial to take x-rays to have the ‘blue-print’ of what maybe causing the underlying problem. We can then see exactly what we are dealing with and take the best course of
We also googled the question ourselves and found the following,
which you may find interesting.
This information was posted on Backcare website (www.backcare.org.uk)
The difference between Chiropractic and Osteopathy.
Chiropractic is a statutorily self-regulated profession – that is, Chiropractors like doctors and dentists, must be registered with the government appointed regulator, the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). It is illegal to practices as a Chiropractor without being registered with the GCC. In order to achieve registration, practitioners must graduate with either a Bachelors or Masters degree in Chiropractic and the names of the degrees may vary depending on the awarding University. Registration with the regulator means that the individual has a properly approved Chiropractic qualification, current professional indemnity insurance and is subject to the GCC professional code of practice and standard of proficiency.
Osteopathy is a statutory self-regulated profession as above and it is an offence for anyone to describe themselves as an osteopath and practice as such, unless registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Training takes between four and five years. Osteopaths use the letters DO, or BSc (Hons) (Ost) or BSc (Ost) after their name.
Once again the above information was taken from Backcare website.
Here is a little about Backcare;
BackCare was the brainchild of a local businessman, Stanley Grundy, who established the charity after suffering a back injury caused by a sailing accident. At the time, he was concerned about the lack of information and support for back pain sufferers at the time. For nearly 50 years BackCare has been dedicated to educating the public throughout the UK and further afield in ways of preventing and alleviating back pain. The charity aims to significantly reduce the burden of back & neck pain by providing information, guidance and advice to all people and organisations those affected by such pain.
Due to Duncan having major surgery the clinic will be closed until further notice.