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What Is Osteopathy And How It Can Help Relieve Your Pain

Press Release: December 20, 2020

You may have heard of Osteopathy in Medway and we are sure that just like other people, you are curious of its benefits and how it is done. Well, we are here to clear things about Osteopathy Medway and how it can be a great way to help relieve pain.

What is osteopathy in Medway?

Let us address the elephant in the room. Osteopathy is considered a form of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for a variety of health problems. An osteopathy Medway doctor is someone who have studied osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), a hands-on skill taught at medical school. Many practitioner would use OMT in addition to surgery and use of other medications.

How does osteopathy in Medway work?

When it comes to osteopathy Medway, it is all about the restriction and tightness in your muscles and nerves. The body is a complicated thing because everything is connected. With osteopathy, you will be able to treat and relieve all kinds of pains because of this fact.

All osteopathic doctors, which are also referred to as DOs, always practice a whole-body approach. DOs are the same as medical doctors (MDs) in a way that they are both fully licensed to practice medicine. The difference lies in the approach that they use.

DOs consider the entirety of your body and its systems, including bones, muscles, nerves, organs, and other related things. They work with the knowledge that one part of your body affects another. In addition, DOs assess your daily lifestyle, what you eat, how active you are, how much sleep you get, and others because this may also affect your health.

The difference between osteopathic and naturopathic doctors

If you know what naturopathic doctors do then you may be confused as to the difference between naturopathic and osteopathic doctors. Well, the training that naturopathic doctors undergo is different from osteopathy. DOs focus on hands-on diagnosis. On the other hand, naturopathic doctors focus on relieving pain through the substances you take, such as food, water, herbs, as well as a few suggestions to your daily lifestyle. This includes exercise that is able to lower your stress.

Deciding between a DO or an MD

Let’s say you are experiencing extreme pain, how do you decide if you are going to visit an MD or a DO. Oftentimes, people would consider an MD as their first choice but for those who want to consider conventional Western medicine, then it’s best to visit a DO. If you are also open to alternative treatments, then a DO is also a good choice.

Deciding between a DO and an ND

One thing you should know about NDs are that they are typically unlicensed. They are given a 4-year graduate program certificate and must pass an exam conducted by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education - but that’s it.

While both DOs and NDs share the same tenet, you will find more DOs that are licensed across the country. Many DOs have specialties so seeking help will begin by assessing how you feel. Nevertheless, visiting a DO for a check-up is always a great way to narrow down the long list.

If you are still confused, Hempstead Therapy Centre is here to help you. You can call us at 01634 393113 or e-mail us at support@hempsteadtherapy.co.uk for any questions that you may have.

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