2023-2024 Course Catalog 
  
    Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog
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THR 5120 - Therapeutic Modalities I


Credit(s): 6.00

The holistic application of natural therapeutics is a major differentiator between naturopathic medicine and conventional medicine. This class explores the philosophy and clinical application of nutrition, physical medicine, and hydrotherapy as foundational pillars of naturopathic treatment. 

Clinical nutrition is approached from both a biochemical, physiologic standpoint and the clinical application of whole-food nutrition. We will learn about a wide array of factors that influence human nutrition including nutritional requirements at each stage of life, how culture, community, and behavioral factors influence food selection, and how to assess nutritional status through history-taking and physical examination. 

Physical Medicine utilizes the knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology to understand how the function of the musculoskeletal system influences health and disease. There is also a particular emphasis placed on understanding tissue injury and healing, as well as the nature of musculoskeletal pain.  We will be introduced to various musculoskeletal-based therapies and functional examinations. 

Hydrotherapy is a major modality used to enhance vitality. We will explore how applications of hot and cold water as well as other stimuli influences detoxification, circulation, and the immune response. Corequisite(s): THR 5120T , THR 5120L 



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