Clinical Internship Program

An intern at the Naprapathic Community Clinic uses physical therapy to maintain health.
SUNM’s Intern Clinic offers affordable treatments to the community

Community Clinic and Practice Space

Before a SUNM student completes the program, they are required to complete a minimum of 350 treatments with the Clinical Internship Program offered at our on-site clinic. This provides students with invaluable real-world experience practicing on patients. In addition to Naprapathic treatments, the clinic provides nutrition recommendations and patient education to meet the patient’s medical and information needs. SUNM trains their graduates how to open and run their own Naprapathic clinic.

Treatment Techniques

Clinic faculty and intern students focus on physical and stress related tension that brings imbalance and dis-ease to the patient. The causes are frequently structural imbalance that may radiate to other parts of the body.

Structural imbalance may be caused by:

  • Repetitive Motion
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Accidents
  • Trauma
  • Aging
  • Daily wear and tear on the ligaments, tendons and muscles that connect the skeletal frame together

Symptoms

When injuries to the connective tissues heal, scar tissue forms. Scar tissue lacks the elasticity and suppleness of healthy tissues. This leads to an escalating cycle of stiffness and as a result, tension builds until pinched or compressed nerves send the musculature into spasms of acute pain. Sometimes the symptoms are less dramatic, robbing the body of vigor over a long period of time.

The symptoms may manifest themselves as:

  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Leg, knee and ankle pain
  • Diminished circulation to the limbs

Additional Treatment Methods

Another common cause of pain and fatigue is nutritional imbalance. Poor eating habits, toxins in our foods and pollutants in the environment may overwhelm the body’s immune system, leaving the body prone to stress, aches, and pain.

In addition to manual manipulation Naprapathic doctors rely on nutritional and postural counseling, therapeutic exercises, and modalities such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, heat and cold therapies. A combination of these techniques work to restore equilibrium and provide a profound sense of relief, relaxation and renewal.

For a Naprapathic Examination & Treatment call us at 1-505-467-8777

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