Muscle & Skeletal Manipulation


Treatment from a Naprapathic doctor involves evaluating and treating the necessary areas of pain in need of realigning. This manual manipulation involves stretches of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Manual manipulation can be applied to the spine, as well as to other joints for the purpose of realignment, thereby alleviating pain; as well as, treating injuries, pain management, and injury prevention. Everyone benefits from this approach. Northwest Healthcare Center treats triathletes, marathoners, cyclists, swimmers and low back pain sufferers.


Your Naprapath is a connective tissue specialist who will evaluate the pain from your condition using one or all of the following methods:

  • Detailed medical history
  • Orthopedic & neurological examination
  • Anatomical & topographical evaluations
  • Muscle & range of motion testing
  • Biomechanics
  • Postural evaluation


After evaluating your pain, your Naprapath will either perform manipulative techniques, exercises and/or nutritional counseling to help restore your health and activity. Some of the possible naprapathic techniques include:

  • Gentle manipulation of vertebrae to stretch
    the connective tissue & relieve irritation
    to nerves exiting the spinal column
  • Manipulation & mobilization of the
    muscle & related soft tissue structure
  • Mobilization of restricted joints to restore
    full range of motion
  • Wellness programs

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Your Naprapath may also recommend additional treatments if your condition warrants:

  • Electro-therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Heat or cold treatments
  • Traction
  • Postural Exercises
  • Orthotics