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What is a Naturopathic Sports Medicine Doctor?

Updated: Feb 7, 2020

Have chronic sports or activity related pains or aches? A Naturopathic Sports Medicine Doctor might be just the doctor you will want to add to your healthcare team!

Primary disclaimer -- if you don't know what a naturopathic doctor is, first go read the post "What is a Naturopathic Doctor?" THEN read on!

So, what is a naturopathic sports medicine doctor and how are they different than a naturopathic doctor?

Naturopathic Sports Medicine Doctors synthesize all the education learned in naturopathic medical school but also build off of that foundation in order to treat a vast array of disease and health complaints specific to athletes and patients with varying degrees of activity.

Diseases and health complaints a naturopathic sports medicine doctor might see include:

  • Pain from everyday use/overuse

  • Pain from involvement in sports or exercise

  • Complaints of tight muscles

  • Those with weight loss goals

  • Those with body composition optimization goals

  • Those who need or want guidance in meeting athletic performance or exercise related goals

  • Those who want increased longevity and the ability to stay active later in life.

Tools that a naturopathic sports medicine doctor might use include:

  • Targeted dietary interventions

  • Targeted and individualized supplemental therapy

  • Physical manipulation techniques

  • Manual therapy with and without tools

  • Soft tissue manipulation

  • Cupping

  • At-home stretching and strengthening techniques

If you have not yet experienced working with a Naturopathic Doctor and you have some nagging health issues, are looking for a new perspective or are just looking to be as healthy as possible I would encourage you to schedule a visit and check out for yourself just what we’re all about!

If you would like to find out more about what a naturopathic sports medicine doctor is and how Dr. Long can help to treat your sports medicine related health complaints, schedule an appointment today!


*DISCLAIMER: This document is not intended to treat or diagnose disease. Before implementing any new treatment protocols be sure to consult with a licensed physician. The author has nothing to disclose in regards to supplements or products mentioned within this document and the author does not receive any monetary or other incentive to mention the recommended supplements or products.

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