Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some commonly asked questions from my patients. Please contact me about any additional questions you may have.
What is the difference between a Naprapathy and Chiropractic?
Naprapathy and chiropractic are both alternative forms of healthcare that focus on the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and overall health. While they share some similarities, there are also some differences between the two.
Naprapathy is a manual therapy that uses soft tissue manipulation, as well as adjustments of the spine and joints, to treat pain and dysfunction in the body. Naprapaths work to release tight muscles and connective tissue, which can be the cause of pain and injury, and restore proper alignment and function in the musculoskeletal system. Naprapathy also emphasizes the importance of nutrition, exercise, and overall health in healing and maintaining a healthy body.
Chiropractic, on the other hand, primarily focuses on spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and improve the function of the nervous system. Chiropractors believe that these subluxations in the spine can cause pain and dysfunction throughout the body, and that by correcting them, the body can heal itself.
In summary, while both naprapathy and chiropractic use spinal adjustments and manual therapy to treat pain and dysfunction, naprapathy also focuses on soft tissue manipulation and emphasizes overall health and wellness in its approach.
Do you take insurance?
It is my aspiration for anyone that wants to receive this work to have access to it. I do not take insurance. For those of you that legitimately are on a fixed or limited income. I will work with you to assist in you journey to finding well-being.
What is the Naprapathic approach?
Primarily, Naprapaths work with the tensegrity within in the ligaments and the connective tissue. The function of ligaments are to connect bone to bone, they move bones, they are what allows our joints to bend. They are capable of holding up to 1000 lbs of force! Therefore, discs are also ligaments for a naprapath. As naprapaths, we specialize in measuring the tensional patterns or "buckled ligaments" and correcting the disfunction within them. The spine alone has 14 ligament not counting the discs, we assess these structures and find health within the structure. Anywhere there is movement between bones we can work with to find ease from pain.
What does Naprapathy mean?
Naprapathy is a system of treatment by manipulation of connective tissue and adjoining structures (as ligaments, joints, and muscles) and by dietary measures that is held to facilitate the recuperative and regenerative processes of the body.
What is Naprapathic Medicine?
Dr. Oakley Smith the father of Naprapathic Medicine. In 1907 he opened his first school in Chicago, IL, which is still in operation. He was in the first graduating class for chiropractic medicine, and one three graduating students. Dr. Palmer the founder of chiropractic medicine, asked Dr. Smith upon graduation to be the dean of the chiropractic school. He accepted the position and soon thereafter discovered the word around town was that Mr. Palmer had stolen his techniques from the Bohemians (Scandinavians) in the Davenport area. In Dr. Smith's examination of the rumors departed to Scandinavia to see for himself. He discovered Naprapathy and was pain free for the first time since early childhood, due to residual effects of scarlet fever. Upon his return he tried to encourage Mr. Palmer to change his approach to the body, from high velocity techniques, but was not successful. They parted ways and Dr. Smith started the first school in 1907. Naprapathy is covered by national health in Europe and in some States within the US.
How long do I need to come before I am better?
Most people find relief after the first session. Secondarily, it depends on how long the problem has been going on and the nature of the problem. Most chronic problems that have been going on for many years take longer to correct, whereas acute problems that are newer take less time.
Unlike what you may have experienced with Chiropractors or Physical Therapy Clinics, my goal is to get a person fixed and out the door within the least amount of sessions. We will know better how long it takes based on how the body holds and responds to the first and second therapy sessions.
How much does a treatment cost?
The initial session is approximately 1.5 hours long, which includes patient history and treatment. Initial starting at $200.00 and subsequent sessions are one hour at $180.00.
What type of conditions do you work with?
Any condition that has musculoskeletal or nerve pain we can almost always find some relief.