...is the health care specialty that treats connective tissue disorders. Symptoms of connective tissue disorders include back pain, neck pain, shoulder aches, muscle soreness and strains. Connective tissue disorders are associated with everyday activities as well as sports and occupational injuries.
Special Needs Of Human Beings
Human beings use annd misuse the muscles and other connective tissue of the body as no other animal does. Because of our unparalleled abilities and lifestyles, human beings inevitably develop a variety of connective tissue disorders. Connective tissue disorders are often experienced as "stress" related and other aches and pains that do nor cease after a reasonable period of rest from an activity.
...is unique in serving to normalize neurovascular function and to educate and reeducate the muscular and nervous system, which often causes the constriction and interference.
Naprapathy is a combination of science and art; Naprapathic treatments are therfore specific to each patient.
Naprapathic treatments are characterizes as theraputic, relaxing and remarkably effective in alleviating stress and strain of the body. Treatments primarlry emphasize manual ("hands on") manipulation of the areas of connective tissue distress, which may be augmented with various modalities, such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and hot/cold packs.
The Naprapath devotes the necessary time to provide careful evaluation and treatment of the patient's needs and concerns. As a specialist, the Naprapath has a unique understanding of the human condition and is commited to helping the patient improve his or her understanding of the factors that impact health and quality of life.
A fundamental principle for maximizing human potential is education. Learning to use the human body and muscles in ways that minimize the impact of the stress and strain that results from the nature of the human being is a major concerof Naprapathy. The Naprapath is careful not to oversimplify or dismiss any concerns of the patient. Persistent minor aches, for example, can be symptomatic of connective tissue disorders.
Diet and Nutrition
The foods that we consume in our urban enviroments tend to satisfy the momentary needs but not the long term requirements for continued maintanance of a healthy human body. This is what we mean by "whole and nutritious" foods, that the body requires more than temporary energy boosts to maintain long term body health. In addition, an irregular and stressful lifestyle imposes additional "silent" nutritional needs that the patient may not be aware of. Your Naprapath is well qualified to asses and advise concerning the adequacy of your nutritional intake.
Your Naprapath, in common with other health care specialists, is not prepared to treat health concerns outside of the scope of his or hers practice. To insure the most comprehensive health care is provided to the patient, the Naprapath maintains reciprocal relationships with other health care providers.