A spinal manipulation performed by Dr. Andrew Simon is similar to chiropractic adjustments, osteopathic manipulation, or physical therapy mobilizations for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain. Naturopathic Physicians in the State of Washington can adjust and manipulate the spine to help improve range of motion, decrease pain, and promote improved circulation and healing after injury, car accidents, or the stresses of day to day desk work or inactivity.
The advantage of seeing a naturopathic physician compared to a chiropractor, is very similar to seeing an osteopathic physician. The physicians at Fit Naturopathic Center can diagnose, refer for imaging, and provide a comprehensive and integrated solution for recovery from pain. This is a great way to reduce reliance on pain medications such as opioids, NSAIDS, or muscle relaxers by providing an all in one integrated solution. Many patients additional receive benefit from our in house medical massage therapy or acupuncture services to facilitate reduced muscle spasm, and reset the nervous system prior to a spinal adjustment.
If you are familiar with chiropractic care, take a look at many of the techniques provided at Fit Naturopathic by Dr. Andrew Simon and staff:
Spinal Manipulation Techniques & Services:
Trained in techniques of muscle pin and stretch, manual therapy, and activation and release techniques. Fit Naturopathic physicians use elements of stretching and mobilization to help encourage pain relief in the neck, back or extremities. Followed by home exercises this can be a great way to affect change over time to re-balance symmetry and good bio mechanics to the body. Some of these techniques are employed prior to a more formal spinal manipulation.
Pelvic Blocking and other SOT techniques can be employed without the need for high velocity adjustments when a gentle approach is needed, or when trying to restore normal function to a joint without over treatment. Common to use pelvic blocking if there has been ligament laxity due to pregnancy, or bigger strains to the body where a gentler technique is indicated vs traditional chiropractic care.
The initial appointment includes an interview, diagnosis, and treatment and lasts for about one hour. Follow-up appointments last about 30 minutes. The frequency and duration of treatment depends on the type of issue being
addressed. In general, acute injuries require 1-2 treatments per week over the course of 2-3 weeks, while more chronic issues will require treatment on a weekly basis for an average of 8-10 weeks. During the initial intake your
practitioner will give you a prognosis for treatment of your specific condition and answer any questions you may have.
Naturopathic Physicians are trained to treat Physical Medicine concerns through the use of Naturopathic Manipulations which include a combination of stretching, unwinding, and release techniques, designed to prevent the need for aggressive or too frequent adjustments to the body by many chiropractors in Ballard and Seattle. While taught by Chiropractors, Naturopathic Physicians blend the techniques learned in a way that minimizes too much force on the body. Many people are familiar with chiropractic adjustments, the audible pop or cavitation that happens from a high velocity thrust. It is within the scope of Naturopathic Physicians to manipulate the spine to achieve results patients are looking for in decreased pain and improve range of motion.
$49.99 Intro visit
Intro Exam, Assessment, and Treatment provided with stretching and spinal manipulation to relieve pain, improve range of motion, and improve posture.
$40-80 per visit return cost, packages, and insurance coverage options available.
$19.99 Per Taping
The Original Kinesio Taping method to decrease pain, improve proprioception and encourage injury recovery. Each application can last 3-4 days, and help maintain your massage, spinal manipulation or acupuncture treatment longer. Applied by Certified Kinesio taping Practitioner. $10 regular price if bundled with another service.