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Naturopathic Physical Medicine

Theory and Practice for Manual Therapists and Naturopaths

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.

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


Published: April 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10390-2


  • 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


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