What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors are manual based practitioners who can work on bones, joints, muscles and other connective tissue.
What is their Schooling Like?
Chiropractors will have a minimum of 8 years of post secondary education. They undergo 4 years of undergrad plus 4 years of chiropractic schooling. Chiropractic schooling is extensive - including anatomy, physiology, pathology and much more!
What is an Osteopath?
Osteopaths are also manual based practitioners who can work on bones, joints, muscles and other connective tissue.
What is their schooling like?
In Ontario, there are many different schools and different practitioners may have different types of schooling. Our osteopaths at our Absolute Health & Wellness have undergone 4-year specialized schooling in Osteopathy.
Differences between Osteopaths and Chiropractors?
The main difference is essentially their schooling. They both have overlap in the way they practice, but they each do things a bit different.
Chiropractors tend to use low amplitude, high velocity manipulations, in addition to other types of mobilizations. Chiropractors are also involved in orthotic casting and brace/compression garment fittings.
What are the Similarities?
Despite a few obvious differences, chiropractors and osteopaths practice in similar ways and both work to assess and treat the person as a whole - to get to the root cause of pain and dysfunction.
At our Clinic - Absolute Health and Wellness, our team works collaboratively to help our patients with a team-based approach.
Who Should You See?
We recommend giving the clinic a call - in some cases you'd be in good hands with either a chiropractor or osteopath. In other cases, the individual practitioners may have additional or specialized training for what ails you - in which case our staff can help direct you.