Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy?

All 3 therapies involve full time honours degree level training, with the Osteopaths and Chiropractors training for 4 years and Physiotherapists training for 3 years. All also involve over a thousand hours of supervised clinical work and produce highly trained, safe, effective practitioners.

Different practitioners use their training in different ways but in a rather simplified summary it could be said that Osteopaths are trained to work in a holistic manner and are trained in a large variety of manual techniques, from manipulation to articulation and soft tissue techniques as well as the more modern and subtle cranial and visceral work.

Chiropractors also use a variety of techniques but tend to rely more heavily on joint manipulation.

Physiotherapists again have a variety of techniques but tend to rely more on machine treatments and exercise program’s to support their manual treatment.


What sort of problems can be helped by the Scofield Technique?

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How do you train to become an Equine Osteopath?

The only legally recognised pathway to becoming an Equine Osteopath is to do a 4 year human degree course to gain state registration, then to go on to study for 1-2 years in veterinary Osteopathy. For further details of courses please go to the website of the General Osteopathic council.