Naturopathic Physiotherapy (NPT)

Naturopathic Physiotherapy treatments are a powerful, natural, and non-invasive way to support the body’s healing processes.

Physiotherapy 988x548This therapy combines specifically timed thermal applications with biologically compatible electro-therapies to improve circulation and the biological function the doctor is seeking. NPT has a long track record of safety and effectiveness. 

The combination of thermal and electro-therapy units are determined at each visit by the doctor after listening to your heart tones and bowel sounds, and considering your symptoms. The selection, combination, and order of the electro-therapy devices and the timing of the thermal applications are adjusted according to your individual condition. The individualized treatment is charted by the doctor and then administered by one of our specially trained medical assistants. The treatments are pleasant, relaxing, and take about 40 minutes.  

Different Naturopathic Physiotherapy treatments are used to treat people with infections, autoimmune conditions, pain, arthritis, colitis, constipation, skin diseases, cancer, menstrual cycle disorders, asthma, liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, ankle sprains, and many other conditions. Research has demonstrated that a series of treatments improves liver, kidney, digestive, and thyroid function, improved cholesterol values, and a normalization of high and low blood sugar levels. Other research has shown an increase in the number of white blood cells by 10,000 on average after only one treatment.

DIATHERMY

Shortwave Diathermy is an energy wave in the radio wave spectrum. Diathermy creates a gentle deep warmth. Diathermy improves white blood cell ability to consume bacteria, temporarily paralyzes bacteria in the energy field, relaxes the body, and enhances nutrition delivery to the cells locally. We utilize diathermy to treat patients with many different types of infections including sinus, pneumonia, bladder infections, colds flus, and strep throat. We also utilize it for digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's, and diarrhea. Musculoskeletal problems like low back pain, muscle and joint sprains, frozen shoulder and fractures heal more quickly and effectively with the use of diathermy. 

LASER

LASER Phototherapy is a safe, effective, well researched adjunctive treatment to comprehensive naturopathic care. The laser can decrease your pain and inflammation, stimulate your immune system and enhance your energy production at the cellular level.

LASER Phototherapy is effective for: Arthritis, Tendonitis (such as tennis elbow, golfers elbow, etc), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sinusitis, low back painshingles, cold sores, etc.

HIGH FREQUENCY

High-Frequency current is applied in a fashion similar to ultrasound — with a handle holding a treatment head. The current feels very mild and tingling with a slight warmth. It works as a form of ‘cellular massage’ and is quite gentle and effective. The current is antimicrobial, oxygenates the blood, and improves the repair speed of joints, soft tissue and bones if they are injured, is anti-inflammatory, relaxes muscle spasm, reduces pain and recharges the nervous system. 

We use high frequency for muscle cramps, to encourage torn tissues to heal such as over sprained ankles, broken bones, inflamed and infected organs such as bladder or prostate, respiratory infections, menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts, areas of sharp pain, certain types of tumors such as fibroids and more.

MINERAL INFRARED THERAPY (MIR)

Mineral Infrared Therapy (MIR) provides therapeutic heat to enhance circulation and nutrient absorption into cells.  Infrared rays are passed through a mineral plate that emits a unique energy signature.  The electromagnetic waves allow minerals in the body to be utilized more efficiently.  The electromagnetic waves can also be utilized to stimulate production of functional substances such as adrenal hormones for better stress response and acetylcholine for better brain function.

Are you suffering from pain?

If so, LASER Phototherapy is a safe and effective way to decrease pain and heal tissues.

LASER decreases pain and inflammation, stimulates the immune system and enhances tissue healing.

Pain conditions that respond well include:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • biceps tendinitis arthritis
  • tennis elbow
  • golfers elbow
  • back and neck pain
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • sports injuries
  • general pain and inflammation in joints and tissues - knees, wrists, elbows, back, neck, tendons, etc.
  • Fibromyalgia
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • TMJ

Skin conditions that respond well include:

  • Herpes, shingles, cold sores
  • Leg/foot ulcers, bed sores, wounds
  • Eczema, rashes

Hormonal Conditions:

  • endometriosis
  • cramping
  • irregular periods
  • ovarian cysts

There are virtually no side effects when used properly. Occasionally there can be an initial increase in symptoms during the first 24 hours following a treatment, but this is regarded as a good sign because it is followed by a decrease in symptoms.

A treatment consists of placing the laser over the affected area and at various points that may contribute to the healing process (acupuncture points, connected nerves, lymph vessels, etc). Treatments usually last from 5 to 20 minutes. Typically 4-15 treatments are required to achieve optimal results.

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