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The Philosophy and treatment methods
Osteopaths,Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are all trained to assess and treat most musculoskeletal complaints and share a common philosophy about the importance of the integrity of the spine in ensuring good health. In fact, this philosophy is shared by almost all traditional healing arts as well as martial arts, including yoga, taiqi (tai chi), aikido and many others. It is also found in many treatment modalities in modern complementary and alternative medicine, including Structural Integration or Rolfing®, and Alexander Technique.
The primary treatment objective of osteopathy, chiropractic and physio is to remove bodily aches and pain. Osteopaths often seek also to treat functional disorders such as disorders of the respiratory or digestive systems. Chiropractors concern themselves soley with aches and pains but there are some that practice as "therapeutic chiropractors” who do consider that the treatment can help other ailments. Physios generally work more with the soft tissue (muscles tendons and ligaments) affecting joint mobility. Chiropractors specialise in the mobilisation of all joints, particularly the spine 9including neck and hips) using a technique known as adjusting/manipulating.