After an anamnesis and a thorough examination the naprapath combines manipulation and mobilization with Naprapathic soft tissue tecniques. Initially, the treatment is concentrated on decreasing pain and re-establishing the function in the neuromusculoskeletal system. Thereafter, the naprapath analyses and adjusts possible anticipatory reasons, like for instance, muscular unbalance or shortages in the working environment. The latest mentioned is made by individually adapted training programs and ergonomic advice. In some cases, analyse of the work place is made.
The naprapatic education covers four years of full time studies distributed on human biology, medical, social- and behavioral science and manual medicine. In order to receive a authirization and the right to use the title “naprapath”, practical experience consisting of one year of tutorial full time serving in Swedish health care and medical treatment is also required.
Within the standards of quality assurance, the Swedish Naprapathic Association does a regular data acquisition. This evaluation shows that it takes 3-4 treatments per cause. However, it is important to point out that, depending on cause and the physique of the patient, the amount of visits varies a lot.