What is Naprapathy? A Brief History

A Naprapathic student demonstrating Manual Medicine on a patient's lower back
Naprapathy is a well-recognized, popular manual medicine in Scandinavian countries

Learn about the Roots of Naprapathy

Naprapathic Doctors are connective tissue specialists that gently manipulate fascia to realign the musculo-skeletal structure to relieve pain and stress.

The philosophy and education for Naprapathy and Chiropractic arose from similar origins and even overlap in some areas. In fact, the founders of both manual medicine schools worked together in Davenport, Iowa over 100 years ago. However, major differences in practical application created cleavages and drove the founders apart.

Chiropractic continued to grow and is now a recognized physical therapy practice across North America. Likewise, Naprapathy grew extensively in Sweden, Finland and Norway where Naprapathy is regarded as an incredibly effective treatment for many issues like back, neck, and shoulder pain and stress without the “cracking” of joint and spine manipulations.

Currently, there are 1000 licensed Naprapaths in the Scandinavian countries and Naprapathy is now one of the leading manual medicine professions in Europe.

Due to the effectiveness of Naprapathic treatments of connective tissue & fascia and the many medical benefits, the SUNM founders, who are seasoned Naprapathic practitioners, have been pioneering to bring Naprapathic medicine to the forefront in the United States.

Today holistic medicine practitioners are beginning to recognize the gentle, healing benefits of Naprapathy and embracing it an effective form of treating chronic pain and reducing mental and physical stress.

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As a catalyst for the Naprapathic movement, SUNM aims to advance the Complementary and Allied Health industry with the superior quality and professionalism of its graduates. If you’re ready for a rewarding career as a Naprapathic doctor, Contact Us and we’ll help you get started! Or give us a call at 1-505-467-8777 to speak to a friendly admissions counselor today.