Naturopathic Physical Medicine

Theory and Practice for Manual Therapists and Naturopaths

By

  • Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK

NATUROPATHIC PHYSICAL MEDICINE provides a philosophical naturopathic perspective, as well as practical clinical applications, for manual and physical approaches to health care. A wide range of bodywork and movement approaches and modalities are evaluated in relation to their ability to be appropriately used in naturopathic treatment and rehabilitation settings. The model of care emphasised in this text recognizes that naturopathically oriented therapeutic interventions usually focus on achieving one or all of the following: enhancement of function so that the person, system or part, can better self-regulate in response to adaptive demands; modification or removal of adaptive load factors; and symptomatic relief without creation of significant additional adaptive changes.
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Audience

Naturopaths, massage therapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths (practitioners and students)

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2008
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10390-2


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Physical Medicine in a Naturopathic Context

Chapter 2 Adaptation and the evolution of disease and dysfunction

Chapter 3 History of Naturopathic Physical Medicine

Chapter 4 Naturopathic Physical Medicine

Chapter 5 Assessment and palpation: Accuracy and reliability Issues

Chapter 6 Assessment/palpation section: Skills

Chapter 7 Modalities, methods and techniques

Chapter 8 Integrated Naturopathic (manual) Physical Medicine Protocols

Chapter 9 Rehabilitation and Re-education (movement) approaches

Chapter 10 Naturopathic Physical Medicine Approaches to General Health Enhancement and Specific Conditions

Chapter 11 Naturopathic Hydrotherapy

Chapter 12 Electrotherapy Modalities