A Doctor of Naprapathy (D.N.) will focus on the evaluation and manipulative therapeutic treatment of connective tissue disorders, utilizing soft tissue manipulation and therapeutic modalities.
Naprapathy is a branch of natural medicine that was founded in the early 1900s by Dr. Oakley Smith. Naprapathic therapy focuses on the evaluation and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, with an emphasis on stretching the underlying ligaments and connective tissue.
The goal of Naprapathic therapy is to restore the body’s own healing ability and improve mobility, leaving the connective tissue pliable and in balance. Valued as a conservative health care option, Naprapathy is a hands-on healing technique that treats a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Soft tissue manipulation combined with therapeutic exercise, resulting in a release of tension to abnormally rigid and contracted ligaments, muscles and tendons, thereby restoring optimal movement and function. Additional modalities including ultrasound and electrotherapy may be incorporated
reinforcing the benefits of Naprapathy.