People who are recovering from orthopedic surgery or have suffered an orthopedic injury such as a spine surgery, hamstring pull or meniscus tear, you will probably work with a local orthopedic surgeon. Some patients may also benefit from working with a local naturopathic doctor. A local naturopathic physician is a doctor who treats the root causes of a patients’ pain, dysfunction or condition to heal them. A local naturopathic physician uses natural remedies to treat patients with everything from neck pain and sleep problems to fibromyalgia. This may include nutritional medicine, acupuncture to homeopathy. When you first see a local naturopathic physician, they will take your medical history and ask about your lifestyle. A local naturopathic doctor can help patients with orthopedic conditions by prescribing natural medications, supplements, nutrigenomics and plant sterols; assisting you in creating a healthy meal plan; performing treatments such as acupuncture and reiki; performing screening and diagnostic tests and more. If you’d like more info about how a local naturopathic doctor can help you manage your orthopedic condition such as osteoporosis or recover from orthopedic surgery, talk to your local family physician, registered dietitian or nutritionist.