According to some one at the General Chiropractic Council there is no difference. I came across this discussion on mumsnet
“I have also spoken to a representative of the General Chiropractic Council and asked him what the difference is.
The answer? There really isn’t one. They call things different names (e.g. in chiropractic, you get "lesions" in areas/joints, osteopaths don’t call them lesions); some are more click-happy than others – but that is within each profession as well as between both.
In fact, the only actual difference I can find is that in general, if you go to an osteopath you will pay for a half-hour treatment, and you will be treated for about that long; whereas with a chiropractor, you may be charged £40 for a 5minute crick-crack, if that’s all that the chiropractor thinks is needed”.
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