In the context of Naturopathy, physical medicine is a vast modality comprising many approaches and techniques:
Hydrotherapy – therapeutic saunas, baths, thermal body wraps
Manual therapies – spinal mobilizations/adjustments, trigger point release, massage
Physiotherapeutic devices – TENS, Laser, Ultrasound
Exercise-based prescriptions – stretching, strengthening
These physical therapies are beneficial in returning function to the body, reducing pain and discomfort and addressing the root cause of physical imbalances. These treatments are always prescribed alongside lifestyle adjustments – ergonomic or postural changes for example – to better health outcomes.