Osteopathy and Chiropractic therapies are famous forms of Manual Therapy. Both the therapies share the same origin in the initial days. But from the 20th century both these procedures have evolved into two separate disciplines. These therapies use non- surgical and drug free techniques to reduce muscle and joint pains.
Osteopathy treatment is the form of manual therapy that deals with the body’s self healing and self regulating mechanisms. This therapy includes stretching, massaging and moving a patient’s bones, muscles and joints. With the power of human touch Osteopathy used to treat a musculoskeletal condition like osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, postural strain and sciatica. Not only for muscle pains, but also used to get relief from headaches, migraines, breathing problems and digestive problems. By using self healing and self regulatory mechanisms, this treatment corrects the structural and functional abnormalities.
Chiropractic is a form of manual therapy concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal diseases. Like in the Osteopathy, chiropractic practitioners also use hands to correct structure and functional disorders. Chiropractic treatments have a holistic approach like Osteopathy, they treat the human being is a unit of body, mind and spirit. Mainly chiropractic treatments focus on spinal alignment, vertebral alignment and extremity joints as the primary treatment to reduce pains. It helps to manage the effects of the muscle disorders on the nervous system. Chiropractic treatments are widely used for spine, neck and back pains.