Naprapathy

 

Naprapathy

Initial Visit : $170 (Please allow for 90 minutes.)

60 minutes : $105

90 minutes : $160

120 minutes : $210

What is Naprapathy?

Naprapathic Medicine is a  health care system utilizing complementary manual medicine and nutritional counseling. Naprapathy utilizes hands-on healing techniques as well as nutritional counseling, exercise and relaxation methods to evaluate and treat a range of health problems. Naprapaths are practitioners who align the body through manipulating soft tissue.

Soft tissue blockages and muscle contractions appear in response to psychological conflicts, physical injuries, poor nutrition, repetitive movement and improper posture. These blockages and contractions may impinge the arteries, veins, or lymph system, and also irritate nerves as they exit the spinal column. During treatment the spine is at times manipulated by using the vertebrae as "levers" for stretching the soft tissue with gentle movements to bring the spine into alignment. All muscular and skeletal misalignment is addressed including back, shoulder and hip pain. The goal of this therapy is to restore natural flexibility and release tension, leaving the connective tissue pliable and in balance. This not only relieves pain and improves mobility, but enhances blood flow, nerve conduction, and the body’s own healing energy.

Naprapathy Definition:
Naprapathic practice means the evaluation of persons with connective tissue disorders through the use of naprapathic case history and palpation or treatment of persons by the use of connective tissue manipulation, therapeutic and rehabilitative exercise, postural counseling, nutritional counseling, and the use of the effective properties of physical measures of heat, cold, light, water radiant energy, electricity, sound and air, and assistive devices for the purpose of preventing, correcting or alleviating a physical disability. Naprapathic practice includes, but is not limited to, the treatment of contractures, muscle spasms, inflammation, scar tissue formation, adhesions, lesions, laxity, hypotonicity, rigidity, structural imbalance, bruising, contusions, muscular atrophy, and partial separation of connective tissue fibers. Naprapathic practice also includes: (a) performance of specific tests and measurements, (b) administration of specialized treatment procedures, (c) interpretation of referrals from licensed physicians, dentists and podiatrists, (d) establishment and modification of naprapathic treatment programs, and (e) supervision or teaching of naprapathy.Naprapathy utilizes hands-on healing techniques as well as nutritional counseling, exercise and relaxation methods to evaluate and treat a range of health problems. Soft tissue blockages and muscle contractions appear in response to psychological conflicts, physical injuries, poor nutrition, repetitive movement and improper posture. These blockages and contractions may impinge the arteries, veins, or lymph system, and also irritate nerves as they exit the spinal column. During treatment the spine is at times manipulated by using the vertebrae as "levers" for stretching the soft tissue with gentle movements to bring the spine into alignment. All muscular and skeletal misalignment is addressed including back, shoulder and hip pain. The goal of this therapy is to restore natural flexibility and release tension, leaving the connective tissue pliable and in balance. This not only relieves pain and improves mobility, but enhances blood flow, nerve conduction, and the body’s own healing energy.

 

Naprapathy vs. Chiropractic Treatment – Which is Right for Me?

Both Naprapathic and Chiropractic treatments are recognized by most insurance companies and health agencies as effective treatments for various conditions. The question becomes, how do you choose the right course of treatment for you? Below you will find descriptions of both treatments.

Naprapathic treatment centers on the soft tissue surrounding the spine and other joints that has become rigid and inflexible as the cause of pain and dysfunction. By using gentle but firm stretching, Naprapathy seeks to release these tissues from their current condition. Naprapathy also helps the body by stimulating lymphatic and blood circulation. This allows your body to heal more effectively on its own.

Naprapathy is a safe, non-invasive treatment with minor side effects which might include soreness in the treated area as the tissues are being stretched and brought back to their correct state. This soreness is temporary and can be easily managed with nutritive medicine or soft tissue remodeling which reduces inflammation.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on the misalignment of the spine (vertebral sublaxation) pressing on nerve roots causing pain and dysfunction. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation, more commonly referred to as "adjustments", which generally are not painful. It typically feels like "cracking" of the back or joints to get them into alignment.

The main concern with this line of treatment is in the force of the adjustment and the experience of the practitioner. When done by a licensed professional with excellent experience most side effects are minimal and involve discomfort of the area treated, headache, etc… However, there are also serious side effects such as strokes, disc herniation and fractures to the associated joints/bones because of the nature of this type of treatment.

Naprapathy is an excellent choice if you are more comfortable with a gentle, non-invasive form of treatment.

 

 

From Wikipedia:

 

Manipulative and body-based methods
NCCAM classifications
  1. Alternative Medical Systems
  2. Mind-Body Intervention
  3. Biologically Based Therapy
  1. Biologically Based Massage Heights
  2. Manipulative Methods
  3. Energy Therapy
See also

Naprapathy  (Czech náprava, correction – from napravit, to correct) is a branch of alternative medicine, a manipulative therapy that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.

History

Naprapathy was founded in the early 1900s by Dr Oakley Smith, an early chiropractor. Naprapathy is a derivative of osteopathy and chiropractic which focuses on the spine and subluxations.[citation needed] Naprapaths working with the spine emphasise the underlying ligaments.