Naprapathic Medicine is a "system of specific examination, diagnostics, manual treatment and rehabilitation of pain and dysfunction in the neuromusculoskeletal system. The therapy is aimed at restoring function through treatment of the connective tissue, muscles and neural tissues within or surrounding the spine and other joints".
Like Chiropractic, Naprapathy find its origins in Osteopathy. The first Naprapathy Association was founded in the USA in 1907. Nowadays, Naprapathy is regulated in some States of the USA and is well established in Scandinavia, where the profession is part of the Swedish health and medical care system since 1994.
Doctors of Naprapathy
Doctors of Naprapathy specialize in the treatment of Connective Tissue disorders and treat numerous neuromusculoskeletal conditions. "Naprapaths treat each patient from his or her individual capability in the purpose of restoring balance and function to the neuromusculoskeletal system in order to obtain an optimal healing process. The effect of Naprapathic manual treatment has recently been evaluated in a large RCT, showing that Naprapathy is an effective treatment for non-specific back and neck pain (Skillgate et al Clinical J of Pain, 2007, 23, 431-9)". The Scandinavian College of Naprapathic Manual Medicine.
Napraquatic Medicine is an innovative modality that blends the benefits of:
Hydrotherapy in a "gravity free" and thermo neutral environment.
Napraquatic Medicine uses a variety of 3-dimensional techniques that would be impossible to utilize during a regular "land-based" session. For more information, please visit our Napraquatic Medicine webpage.
To help restore and maintain fascial, musculoskeletal, and overall body functionality, I utilize a wide variety of techniques, which include but are not limited to Hydrotherapy, Massage Therapy techniques, proprioceptive resetting, stretching, neuromuscular facilitation, fascia releasing, conventional manual osteopathic techniques such as cranial osteopathy, joint mobilizations, strain-contra strain, MET, etc. Doctors of Naprapathy may also utilize non manual modalities, such as Shock Wave Therapy or Laser Therapy.
Naprapathic Medicine assists in the treatment and management of numerous conditions, including:
Neck, mid & low back pain, SI joint dysfunction.
Migraines and headaches.
Neuralgia (E.g. trigeminal, sciatica, TOS, carpal tunnel, etc).
Sports & work-related injuries.
Soft tissue and joint issues: sprains, strains, osteoarthritis, etc.
Spinal conditions (E.g. spinal cord injuries, disc compression, scoliosis, AS, etc).
Numerous systemic and neuromuscular conditions (E.g. Parkinson's disease, diabetes, MS, PMR and FM).
Naprapathy yielded significantly better long-term improvement and fewer interventions than orthopaedic standard care for the most common non-surgical musculoskeletal disorders in working age outpatients in specialized care. Read
The series of 12 Aquatic Osteopathy-Naprapathy Therapy interventions was correlated with improvement in passive range of motion, quality of movement and in PD-related features, such as muscle rigidity, loss of balance, bradykinesia, tremor, freezing, loss of motivation, fear/anxiety, sleeping disorders and energy loss or fatigue. The results of this study indicate there is a clear potential in incorporating Aquatic Osteopathy-Naprapathy Therapy aka "Napraquatic Medicine", for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Read
Would you be interested in participating in our research evaluating the effects of Napraquatic Medicine on Parkinson Disease?
Doctor of Naprapathy
BSc in Osteopathy, BFA, DMT