Naprapathy | "nuh•PRAH•puhnuh•thee"

A Doctor of Naprapathy (D.N.) will focus on the evaluation and manipulative therapeutic treatment of connective tissue disorders, utilizing soft tissue manipulation, nutritional counseling 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.

Commonly Treated Conditions
  • Disc Problems
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Joint Pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spasms
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tennis Elbow TMJ
  • Whiplash
What is Connective Tissue?

Connective tissue is found throughout the human body. A few structural examples include: ligaments, tendons, fascia, cartilage and discs. The human body is a complex network of connective tissue which can become imbalanced?too tight in some areas (contracted), and too loose in other areas (lax). These imbalances often result in pain and discomfort with loss of natural movement and function.

What to Expect at Your First Visit
  • Review detailed medical history and reports
  • Orthopedic and neurological exam
  • Anatomical and topographical evaluations
  • Muscle and range of motion testing
Techniques & Treatment
  • Manipulation of the vertebrae to stretch the contracted connective tissue, which may be irritating the nerves as they exit the spinal column.
  • Mobilization of muscles and related soft tissue structures help restore balance.
  • Mobilization of restricted joints and articulations
Adjunctive Therapies
  • Electrotherapy
  • Hot & Cold Packs
  • Traction
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Orthopedic Appliances & Support
  • Therapeutic & Rehabilitative Exercises
  • Ultrasound
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