A Connective Tissue Specialist (a Naprapath) focuses on the soft tissue surrounding the spine and other joints of the body. Connective Tissue is found all throughout the human body. It forms a complex network that includes: ligaments, tendons, fascia, cartilage, and discs. When tissue becomes too tight (contracted) or too loose (lax) in particular areas, the network becomes imbalanced, which results in pain, discomfort, and loss of natural movement and/or function.
Western therapy, in the area of Naprapathy, can be used to restore balance through soft tissue manipulation and therapeutic exercises that emphasize stretching the underlying ligaments and connective tissue. This gentle, but firm stretching, releases the tissues from their current condition, helps realign the musculoskeletal structure, and stimulates lymphatic and blood circulation, which helps the body heal more effectively on its own. This therapy is gentle and non-invasive.
What to Expect at Your First Visit
• Review detailed medical history & 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
• Hot & cold packs
• Nutritional counseling
• Orthopedic appliances & support
• Therapeutic & rehabilitative exercises