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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine combines scientific knowledge with natural medicine to treat illness and improve health. Naturopathic doctors focus on addressing the root cause of an illness, while promoting the body’s innate ability to heal. Treatment is chosen based on each individual case using various Naturopathic tools including; clinical nutrition, diet and lifestyle modifications, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and acupuncture.


What is different about Sports Medicine Naturopathy?

Sports Medicine Naturopathy can help patients optimize health and achieve training, exercise, and competition goals. Using various naturopathic treatments, Dr. Kristin Spark can address the causes of acute and chronic pain brought on by sports injuries, and help patients attain optimal health leading them to achieve their peak athletic performance.

Naturopathic doctors are trained in acupuncture and Dr. Kristin Spark  uses a traditional Chinese medicine approach to treatments, as well as a neuromuscular approach to recover from chronic injuries and help improve healing times.


When Should I choose Naturopathy at WSM?

  • Prevention of injury/overtraining
  • Acute or Chronic injury (sporting injuries or injuries sustained from overuse)
  • Manage and relieve pain
  • Optimize performance and health
  • Maximize recovery


What should I expect at my first appointment?

The first appointment is an1 hour in length. During this time, a detailed history will be taken, followed by a problem-oriented physical exam. Depending on the complaint, certain dietary and lifestyle changes will be recommended. Supplements are recommended based on individual cases.