A question often asked is: What is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor? Or, what is the difference between osteopathy and chiropractic? This is not an easy question to answer. Firstly, it is not easy to answer the lay person, as it involves some technical issues. Secondly, any discussion about the differences between two professions has the potential to stir up heated and emotional debates. It is not my intention to start any arguments here. But since the question is often asked, I ought to try my best to answer. Bear in mind that I am answering as an osteopath. If you ask a chiropractor, you may get different answers.