What is Naprapathic Medicine?
Naprapathic medicine is a licensed profession that utilizes manual manipulation techniques, nutritional counseling, natural supplements and therapeutic modalities in the treatment of connective tissue disorders. The word naprapathy is derived from the Chech word napravit (to correct) and the Greek word pathos (suffering). Therefore, naprapathy means to correct suffering. Naprapathic medicine was established in the United States since 1905 with a college in Chicago since 1908.
What is Manual Medicine?
Naprapathic manual medicine incorporates hands-on (gentle, not high velocity thrusts) manipulations to the spine and joints of the body. Naprapahic medicine includes gentle manipulations of the vertebrae to stretch attached, contracted connective tissue that may be irritating the nerves and blood vessels.
In addition, manipulation and mobilization of muscles and related soft tissue structures to help restore balance and strength. Also, joint mobilization of restricted joints and articulations to help restore full range of motion.
What is Nutritional Counseling?
Recommendations are given to the patient for dietary changes and food supplementation by utilizing vitamins, minerals, herbs and other natural supplements to assist the patient in achieving optimal health.
What are Therapeutic Modalities?
Knowledgeable use of a wide spectrum of effective properties of heat, cold, light, water, radiant energy, electricity, sound, air and assistive devices for the purpose of preventing, correcting or alleviating physical disabilities. Naprapathic doctors are knowledgeable in the proper use of hot packs, cold packs, electrical stimulation to include TENS units, therapeutic ultrasound, therapeutic LASER, traction, orthopedic appliances and supports to include foot orthotics and therapeutic rehabilitative exercises.
Common Conditions Treated by Your Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine:
- Back Pain
- Joint Pain
- Neck Pain
- Repetitive Motion Syndrome
- Sports Injuries
- Tense muscles
- Tension Headaches
- Tennis Elbow
- Migraine Headache
- Neck Pain