physical medicine

Naturopathic doctors are trained in a variety of physical therapeutic approaches, including:

  • soft tissue work — therapeutic massage
  • naturopathic manipulation of the body — muscle stretching and/or mobilization and adjustment of the spine and extremities
  • hydrotherapy techniques — the therapeutic use of water, including hot & cold packs/baths, sauna, steam, constitutional hydrotherapy, etc.
  • exercise therapy — general assessment including active and passive range of motion, stretching and strengthening recommendations
  • additional therapies — gentle electrical impulses, diathermy, ultrasound

Physical medicine can help to:

  • balance immunity
  • support healing
  • promote detoxification
  • reduce pain
  • relieve stress
  • manage anxiety and depression
  • restore structural soundness to the skeletal system, joints and soft tissues


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