Naturopathic physical medicine encompasses many forms of manual therapy including massage, physical therapy, structural realignment, and hydrotherapy. These interventions work primarily on soft tissue, bone and joints, and the nervous and circulatory systems to stimulate the body’s self-regulatory and self-healing abilities.
Hydrotherapy is the application of water to the body for targeted healing purposes. It is a central therapy of naturopathic medicine, epitomizing the principle of the healing power of nature.
The goals and potentials of physical medicine are to alleviate pain, modulate dysfunction, and encourage overall functionality.
Our students are well trained in the evaluation of the physical structure and work with the understanding that injury to the physical body can be the cause or symptom of acute and chronic conditions. Treatment is informed by a combined assessment of soft tissue pathologies, orthopaedic testing, structural analysis, and examination of the vertebral column, pelvis, and peripheral joints.