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Osteopath vs. Chiropractic vs. Orthopedic

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by yho284, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. yho284

    yho284 New Member

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    Hi, I am currently in undergrad school and thinking about what I should pursue. Does anyone know the difference between osteopath, chiropraactic and orthopedic - such as their roles, the demand for these positions?? Thank you so much!
     
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  3. VALSALVA

    VALSALVA sh*t or get off the pot 7+ Year Member

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    Sweet Jesus...somebody else wanna take this one??
     
  4. lateapplicant

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  5. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :beat: +pissed+ +pity+ :barf: :smuggrin: :laugh:

    H*LL NO!!!!!:smuggrin:
     
  6. billydoc

    billydoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    This is way too vague of a question. You could at least do a search on google before posting. Chiropractors are drugless practitioners, and cannot be compaired to MD/DO in terms of their scope of practice. "Orthopedic" is a surgical specialty, and a very competative at that. Both MD and D.O are eligible to apply after completing all of the educational requirements. Chiropractors may work with some orthopedic patints, but they are not ortho surgeons. I don't know how else should I put it to you? You've got to do your basic search, so at least you know what these professions are dealing with.
    Best of luck to you :luck:
     
  7. Iceageheatwave

    Iceageheatwave RiniMonster 7+ Year Member

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    hah "sweet jesus" was my initial knee jerk verbal response. I swear, people cant read that bolded thread at the top about searching.
     
  8. jonb12997

    jonb12997 I'm a doctor!! 10+ Year Member

    :bow: best post all day!
     
  9. Commander Riker here.

    I would say Chiropractics deals with manipulation sans prescriptions. Osteopathy deals with manipulation while able to write prescriptions. Allopathy deals with scientific approach to medicine. Orthopedics is a very sought-after field in allopathy.
     
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  11. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    I'm trying very hard not to be mean...but it's tempting. How about getting off your freaking a$$ and doing some research and shadowing? Sheesh. Some premeds are lazy beyond measure.

    Okay, you should know that there are two degrees, due to historical reasons, that enable a practitioner in the United States to pratice medicine at the level of a physician: MD and DO. Allopathy is associated with the former and osteopathy with the latter. However, in practice, both types of physicians are nearly indistinguishable, since they both practice medicine to a common standard of care. Like MD's, DO's also practice the full scope of medicine in the US, but also learn OMM/OMT, which allows them to diagnose (usually by palpation) and treat certain conditions through manipulation of the musculoskeletal system. It isn't used that frequently by practicing DO's any more, but it is quite popular among patients and in demand; currently there is a wait list for OMT.

    Some time ago, medicine shifted focus from a generalist approach to a specialist one, due to the expanding complexity of biomedical science. There are many specialties that a physician might take on. One of these medical specialties is Orthopedic Surgery. Both DO's and MD's can specialize in this medical field. Here is the association from the DO side: http://www.aoao.org/

    DC's, or chiropractic "doctors," aren't physicians; they are NOT licensed to practice medicine and are thus completely different from MD/DO's. They have their own theory developed by Palmer. DC's primarly stick to the manipulation of the spine. What they practice is different from the OMT that DO's practice because DO's work with all parts of the body and also with soft tissue; OMT is much more extensive and comprehensive.

    Anyway, this is a start. I can't believe I endulged this thread. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Taus

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    ffs riker....you say you are going to a DO school....and this is your opinion of what we do?
     
  13. Try to watch your language, thank you. I am probably going to P.C.O.M. What's factually wrong with what I stated??
     
  14. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :smuggrin:
     
  15. Toohotinvegas33

    Toohotinvegas33 Currently Glasgow 3 7+ Year Member

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    Since no one has suggested it, I wanted to post a troll pic, but didn't know how (sad). Can someone point in me the right direction
     
  16. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    Wait. I thought you WERE going to PCOM. You just edited your post from what it said a second ago too. It used to say you WERE going to PCOM....so which is it? Are you going to PCOM or not?:rolleyes:
     
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    nascardoc Daddy to 2 kiddos 7+ Year Member

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    As an FYI, us DO's can be orthos too :eek:
     
  19. I'm sorry but I don't talk to women with tattoos all over.
     
  20. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    What is the whole "scientific approach" that allopathic medicine uses? Don't we use "science" too? He makes it seem like we are a bunch of quacks handing out massages and medications.:smuggrin: :laugh:
     
  21. That's true. I just meant that the origination of orthopedic surgery is from the allopathic school of thought.
     
  22. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    You just did.
     
  23. lrobin15

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    I don't think any amount of research the OP could have done could have brought that synopsis together quite so well. :thumbup: :)
     
  24. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    use the image tags: [img]http://www.flayme.com/images/zero.jpg[/img]

    e.g.,

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  25. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    :bullcrap: The truth is finally revealed.:smuggrin:
     
  26. Toohotinvegas33

    Toohotinvegas33 Currently Glasgow 3 7+ Year Member

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    That sounds kind of gay, This was the only response I could think of without getting banned

    P.S. I LOVE DR.MOM
    Shes my future ex-wife
     
  27. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Thank you. :)
     
  28. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh: :laugh: You are so sweet! I am proud to have you as my future ex-husband.;) :laugh:
     
  29. If someone wishes to correct my facts about the differences between the practices in question, he is welcome to do so and encouraged. :cool:
     
  30. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    Edit: HE OR SHE.....is welcome to do so and encouraged.:laugh: :smuggrin: :p
     
  31. lrobin15

    lrobin15 OMSI 2+ Year Member

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    fixed. And no one has that much time.
     
  32. white_n_nerdy

    white_n_nerdy I do what I want 2+ Year Member

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    Everyone,
    I think we all know this. Riker is a Troll. Bottom line, his profile and posts are completely fake. Why does he do it? Who knows. But he is not serious or sincere. He consistantly takes a position that will cause controversy. Fight the urge. Ignore him.
    Kirk out.
     
  33. lrobin15

    lrobin15 OMSI 2+ Year Member

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    Haha. That's funny, you posted it faster than I :laugh:
     
  34. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  35. Taus

    Taus . Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    dude you're just asking to get flamed.....I'm out.....I honestly hold my tongue after reading your posts on a daily basis.....
     
  36. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    LOL! That's ok. Great minds think alike!:D :thumbup: ;)
     
  37. lrobin15

    lrobin15 OMSI 2+ Year Member

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    I think we have done this before.
     
  38. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    Yes, we have. We have a lot in common.:laugh:
     
  39. lrobin15

    lrobin15 OMSI 2+ Year Member

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    Except for degrees :cool: :laugh: :laugh: :love:
     
  40. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    LOL! Yes, except for that.:laugh: :p :love: ;)
     
  41. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    BTW.....I declare this thread officially......:hijacked: :laugh:
     
  42. lrobin15

    lrobin15 OMSI 2+ Year Member

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    that's what happens when Qs are ridiculous!
     
  43. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh: :D :thumbup: Very true!
     
  44. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    Every time you write something I am astonished at your ignorance.
     
  45. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    You didnt get accepted to PCOM
     
  46. scpod

    scpod Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Yes. There are many, many differences. Osteopath is a nine-letter, four-syllable word, beginning with "O" ending with "H", with "steopat" in the middle. Chiropraactic is a misspelled verison of chiropractic, which is an eleven-letter, four-syllable word, beginning with "C", ending with "C", with "hiropracti" in the middle. Orthopedic is a ten-letter, four-syllable word, beginning with "O", ending with "C", with "rthopedi" in the middle.

    While those are the major differences, there are others. For example, each of the words has a different meaning. Similarly, each of them has a different etyology. Also, you cannot use any of the three words in place of another in a particular sentence without changing the meaning of the sentence. It is interesting to note that only one of the words is a true noun. The others are most often used as adjectives. Each word also has a different entry in the dictionary. Two of the words begin with a consonant, while one begins with a vowel.

    There are also a number of similarities between the words. Are you also interested in hearing the similarities?
     
  47. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    :lol: That's awesome; I never thought of it that way. :thumbup:
     
  48. Pansit

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    Pansit here,

    :laugh:...Although the quality/context of his posts are sometimes questionable, I happen to think that Riker is funny...lol

    alpha-omega out
     
  49. You and me both, JP, you and me both.

    "Just when I think you just said the dumbest thing ever, you keep right on talking."

    I would imagine that most of your conversations with women are short lived and infrequent, except when the woman is billing by the hour.
     
  50. lrobin15

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    Love this :love: :biglove: :love: :biglove: :love: :biglove: :love: :biglove:
     
  51. Doctor Bagel

    Doctor Bagel so cheap and juicy Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Unless she has tattoos. ;) Will Riker talk to dudes with tattoos? Does that make baby Jesus cry a little less?
     

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