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Frequently Asked Questions

Who benefits from osteopathic treatment?

Everyone can benefit from manual osteopathy, but it’s particularly useful for children and the elderly due to its gentle nature.

How is chiropractic different from osteopathy?

The focus of chiropractic care is on the optimization of the nervous system. Chiropractic treatment is facilitated through specific adjustment of misaligned joints. In osteopathy, the emphasis is on the movement of lymphatic, vascular and neurological fluid, with mobilization being the preferred treatment style.

Is chiropractic better than osteopathy?

Chiropractic and osteopathic treatments are both safe and effective therapies for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Choosing between chiropractic and osteopathy primarily depends on patient comfort level. However, people often receive significantly better outcomes while receiving both chiropractic AND osteopathic care simultaneously, rather than one or the other.

What’s the difference between an osteopath and a manual osteopath?

An osteopath is medically trained and can prescribe medication. A manual osteopath is trained in the science of joint mobilization and soft tissue work to facilitate normal fluid flow.

Are chiropractic and osteopathy regulated?

Chiropractic is regulated by the province of Ontario. Osteopathy is not regulated.

Are chiropractic and osteopathy covered by insurance?

Yes, both are covered by insurance.

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