We get asked this question a lot. I mean, A LOT. Clare Richardson, from wellbeing.com.au, does a commendable job explaining the history behind each modality.
Often, we find ourselves doing a bit of everything, and then some. If you've hurt yourself, we'll look at the site of the pain, as well as what other factors could be maintaining that state of inflammation. If your problem is postural, we'll definitely give you exercises and stretches to prevent recurrence. Our technique choice is based on patient preference and what we think will help the most.
And, as Clare Richardson adds, the most important thing is to find a practitioner you can trust and relate to.
All entries complied by osteopath Dr Wei Chua unless otherwise stated.