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Physical Medicine

At Dr. Nick Becker's naturopathic practice in Portland, OR a comprehensive approach to health and well-being is at the forefront. Dr. Becker's expertise extends beyond traditional naturopathic care, encompassing advanced training in physical medicine techniques that enhance the body's innate healing abilities.

Naturopathic Manual Therapy

Naturopathic manual therapy is a cornerstone of Dr. Becker's practice, harnessing the power of touch and movement to optimize physical health. This hands-on approach involves spinal manipulations similar to chiropractic as well as gentler mobilizations, stretches, and techniques that aim to improve joint mobility, release tension, and promote overall structural alignment. Dr. Becker's extensive training ensures that each manual therapy session is tailored to the individual's needs, facilitating the body's natural ability to heal and restore balance.


Integrative Physical Medicine Techniques

Drawing from his advanced training during his ND degree at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), Dr. Nick Becker has cultivated expertise in a range of integrative physical medicine techniques. These techniques complement naturopathic principles and offer a holistic approach to addressing pain, mobility issues, and musculoskeletal imbalances.

  1. Myofascial Release
    • Myofascial release is a technique that targets the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs. By applying gentle pressure and stretching, this technique releases restrictions in the fascia, alleviating pain and promoting improved movement.

  2. Soft Tissue Manipulation
    • Soft tissue manipulation techniques focus on addressing tension, adhesions, and trigger points within muscles and connective tissues. Through skilled manipulation, blood flow is enhanced, muscle function is improved, and pain is reduced.

  3. Joint Mobilization
    • Joint mobilization techniques aim to improve joint range of motion and functionality. By applying controlled movements to joints, mobility is restored, and discomfort is diminished.

  4. Exercise Prescription
    • Dr. Becker's practice emphasizes the importance of movement and exercise as integral components of health. Customized exercise prescriptions are provided to address specific concerns and support the body's healing process.

  5. Patient-Centered Care
    • At Dr. Becker's practice, patient-centered care is paramount. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual's unique needs, preferences, and goals. Collaborative discussions ensure that patients are active participants in their healing journey.

  6. Holistic Integration
    • Integrative physical medicine techniques seamlessly integrate with naturopathic principles, fostering a holistic approach to health. By addressing physical imbalances, patients experience comprehensive well-being that encompasses mind, body, and spirit.


Dr. Nick Becker's commitment to advanced training in physical medicine techniques reflects his dedication to offering a comprehensive range of healing modalities. From naturopathic manual therapy to integrative physical medicine, the practice provides a nurturing environment where patients can experience improved physical function, reduced pain, and enhanced overall vitality.

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