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?
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.