The main difference between osteopaths and physiotherapists
The main difference is that as osteopaths we treat with our hands, and physiotherapists tend to treat using exercise protocols and modalities.
As Osteopaths we consider that all the parts of the body are intrinsically linked and that the body has its own healing mechanism. As Osteopaths we are well versed in the application of spinal and joint manipulation in comparison to Physiotherapists. We will look to treat the body as a whole as well as the specific area and the muscle/tissues involved.