At Health Box Clinic, we are proud to offer naprapathic manual therapy services to our Chicago clients. This is a holistic school of thought which aims to relieve musculoskeletal conditions through a combination of treatments. 

Doctors of Naprapathy specialize in treating connective tissue disorders through manual therapy. It goes beyond the training of other healthcare professions in the treatment of connective tissue, with years of study and licensing under the Practice Act necessary to work in the State of Illinois.

Indications for Manual Therapy 

The functional manual therapy that naprapathy provides is suitable for a range of musculoskeletal conditions that feature pain and restricted mobility. They include: 

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Chronic & Acute Pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sport Trauma
  • hip pain
  • Knee Pain
  • TMJ
  • Muscular Skeletal
  • Trigeminal Pain
  • Whiplash

Clinical research shows that naprapathy can be an effective way to reduce non-specific back and neck pain, alongside related disability. The trial results show that you can experience significant relief faster, compared to conventional exercise and waiting for pain to self-resolve. 

Kinds of Manual Therapy 

The modern manual therapy system of naprapathy combines massage with stretching, spinal manipulation, spinal mobilization, and even nutrition, to restore musculoskeletal health. At Health Box Clinic, we may combine these with treatments such as cold laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, and specific exercises to give you the best results. 

Our highly trained therapists pay close attention to where patients identify pain or stiffness. Manipulation and mobilization of the muscles and surrounding soft tissue structures help restore balance. Joint mobilization of restricted joints and articulations to restore full range of motion. The outcomes of manual therapy are as much physical as they are emotional. Increased movement is often accompanied by a heightened sense of wellbeing.

How is Functional Manual Therapy Performed? 

Naprapathy focuses on shortened or disordered connective tissues and muscle around the joints, including your spine. It combines several therapies into one system. 

One technique, joint manipulation, is similar to chiropractic care. Your therapist will apply rapid, forceful pressure in the right position for your joint to move back into its correct place. Massage works partly by releasing areas known as “trigger points.” These are painful, restricted areas of muscle that are trapped in a contracted state, and may have reduced blood supply. Both massage and mobilization, including manual traction, can help to stretch out muscles and connective tissue if they are too short and tight. A lack of physical activity or incorrect posture can shorten your muscles and tendons, or create excessive tension. As a result, these forms of manual physiotherapy are often necessary to help you relieve pain and become more active. 

Why Choose Manual Therapy at Health Box Clinic 

Health Box Clinic offers high-quality manual therapies practiced under the principles of naprapathy. Dr Olga Arbitman has over 25 years of experience in naprapathy, combining techniques such as massage and mobilization with nutritional, laser, radiofrequency, and thermal therapies. To book an appointment, call us now at 847-724-1777 or contact us here to schedule your visit.

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