What is the difference between a Chiropractor and an Osteopath?

The most important consideration when decided to use the services of a chiropractor or an osteopath is to ensure that they are members of a professional body, and are therefore regulated and insured. All our chiropractors at Fornham Chiropractic Clinic are members of the regulatory body in the UK, the General Chiropractic Council. The primary treatment objective of both Chiropractic and Osteopathy is to remove body aches and pain where the both of them would use hand on techniques. There is a difference in the type of techniques used between Chiropractors and Osteopaths, whereby Chiropractors tend to use more of a short lever technique than Osteopaths. However, it should be remembered that each Osteopath or Chiropractor is an individual practitioner and has his own unique style of practice. Where it comes down is: Are you comfortable with the practitioner and are you confident in their ability to diagnose and treat your condition? The majority of our patients come to see us after a recommendation via a friend or family.