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Ottawa Functional Osteopaths vs Chiropractors: What is the difference?

Ottawa Functional Osteopaths vs Chiropractors: What is the difference?

Do you live in Ottawa?

Are you confused about the difference between Ottawa Functional Osteopaths vs Chiropractors?

If so, you are in the right place.

Today I am going to outline the difference between Ottawa Osteopaths vs Chiropractors.

More spcifically I will talk about:

  1. How do they treat?
  2. What treatment techniques do they use?
  3. What conditions do they treat?
  4. Who do they treat?
  5. How long is a visit?

Let’s jump in and talk about how they both treat.

Ottawa Functional Osteopaths vs Chiropractors: How do they treat?

Both Ottawa Functional Osteopaths use some hands on treatment but may also offer some dietary, lifestyle and nutrional advice. Ottawa Chiropractors primarily use their hands when treating.

Chiropractors can also use other parts of their body including elbows or knees as well as using adjustment and massage tools.

What treatment techniques do they use?

Ottawa Functional Osteopaths use some osteopathic techniques such as:

  1. Spinal and joint adjustments
  2. Joint mobilization
  3. Massage

They also incorporate alot of functional neurology techniques such as PDTR.

At Chiropractic College, Chiropractors are trained in the following techniques including:

  1. Spinal and joint adjustments
  2. Active Release Technique (ART)
  3. Graston Technique

Not every chiropractor will use all the above techniques and some will specialise in just one.

Some Ottawa Chiropractors also use functional neurology techniques.

Ottawa Functional Osteopaths vs Chiropractors: What do they treat?

Both Functional Osteopaths and Chiropractors can help with the acute and chronic pain of the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, spine and tendons.

Functional Osteopaths that use PDTR specialise in helping with post-traumatic conditions such as concussions, falls, sports injuries and whiplash.

Who can do they treat?

Both Functional Osteopaths and Chiropractors can treat people of all ages.

Ottawa Functional Osteopaths vs Chiropracts: How long is a visit?

The initial visit to both a Functional Osteopath is 60 minutes.

A Chiropractor initial visit is between 45 and 60 minutes long.

Follow up visits for Functional Osteopaths are between 30 and 45 minutes.

Chiropractor follow-up visits are much shorter, between 10 and 15 minutes.

Did I Miss Anything?

Are you less confused about the differences between Ottawa Functional Osteopaths and Chiropractors?

Are you still confused and have more questions?

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