About osteopathy and chiropractic

Simply Osteopathy Plan and Simply Chiropractic Plan from Simplyhealth

What's the difference?

There are many similarities between chiropractic and osteopathy treatments. Both are mainly hands on treatments and both professions are regulated by law. Some people are helped by chiropractic treatment, whilst others benefit from osteopathy care. This information from the BackCare Charity may help you decide which of our plans best suits your needs.

Chiropractic treatment

Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are due to problems with bones, joints, muscles and nerves, particularly those of the spine. Chiropractors work on the joints of your body and use their hands to make gentle, specific adjustments to improve joint function and help relieve pain.

Chiropractors can also support the treatment they offer with advice about your lifestyle and exercise in order to help manage your condition and lessen recurrence. They may use diagnostic tools like X-Rays or MRI scans to identify where your body needs attention.

Osteopathy treatment

Osteopathy takes a broad approach to your body's aches and strains. It treats problems with muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves using a technique called mobilisation. By stretching and massaging your body, an osteopath can encourage movement and make you more comfortable.  They too can offer dietary and aftercare advice and sometimes use scans to help pinpoint problems.

Taking care of your body

We know that an important part of healthy living is your mobility. Sometimes, an unfortunate injury or just wear and tear can mean your body needs some extra looking after. To help you with the unexpected, or for ongoing treatment, we've included an Osteopathy and Chiropractic benefit in our Simply Cash Plan and Simply Cash Plan 70 Plus. You'll be able to confidently access the treatment you need to keep you flexible, mobile and enjoying life, while we help you manage the cost.

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