Consultations focus on how chronic pain relates specifically each individual patient. Dr. Felice’s objective is to discover the best type of natural therapies appropriate for each condition. He begins by examining various factors such as a patient’s nutrition, home life, stressors, body flexibility and restrictions, movement patterns and strength. The goal is to come up with a complete picture and to identify areas of imbalance. Key aspects of these imbalances are targeted with natural therapeutics so that the healing powers of the body can be harnessed to bring the body back into balance.
In physical medicine, the physician’s job is to “set” the body to heal itself. To do so, Dr. Felice gently applies a precise amount of force to promote healthy movement of tissues. Treatments help eliminate abnormal movements and release compressed bones and joints from restrictions. In addition, the areas being treated require proper positioning to assist the body’s ability to regain normal tissue function. This procedure is called naturopathic manual medicine or naturopathic manipulative treatment.
Dr. Felice adheres to the principle that a patient’s history of illness and physical trauma are written into the body’s connective tissue structure. His developed sense of touch allows him to palpate (feel) the patient’s “living anatomy” (the flow of fluids, motion and texture of tissues, and structural make-up).