Naprapathic profession - Soft tissue techniques

Frederik’s Story

“I believe that walking is one of the most powerful therapeutic exercises for humans IF it is performed skilfully and the foot is functioning correctly.” – Frederik Andersson.

My name is Fredrik Andersson, I am a practising Dr of Naprapathy and have been treating patients for pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system for the last 26 years.

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Naprapathy was founded in the beginning of the 20th century by dr. Oakley Smith who was trained as a chiropractor.

Smith believed that the majority of dysfunction and pain in the musculoskeletal system was due to compensations in the connective tissues and the corresponding tension in surrounding soft tissues so he widened the treatment techniques of traditional chiropractics to also cover soft tissue techniques.

Soft tissue techniques such as massage, fascial release and dry needling are now considered the ‘signature’ modalities of the naprapathic profession as is the analysis of movement and the prescription of therapeutic exercise.

Fredrik Andersson, Dr of Naprapathy
Fredrik Andersson, Dr of Naprapathy

I believe that walking is one of the most powerful therapeutic exercises for humans IF it is performed skilfully and the foot is functioning correctly.

Over the past 26 years I have seen many patients who have come to see me based on ‘walking related’ knee and back pain. Invariably, their pain has been caused by tension in the soft tissues surrounding the joints of the knee, pelvis and back in an attempt to compensate for a poorly functioning foot.

 

The education of these patients regarding the powerful influence of footwear on the structure and function of the foot is a vital part of their therapeutic  journey and I always encourage them to explore the range of functional footwear produced by Joe Nimble.

In my experience, Joe Nimble are the only shoe brand I can categorically recommend to my patients to be consistently asymmetrical and ‘foot-shaped’ regardless of the model or category selected which reassures me that every step they take is a step closer to being pain-free.

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