Dr. Adam's Biography

Illness --> Wellness --> Fitness

Dr. Adam Friedman has been offering his experience in the Health and Wellness field for over twenty-five years.

-Licensed Naturopathic Physician

-Exercise Physiologist


-Massage Therapist


-Neuro-Cranial Restructuring Practitioner (NCR)

Every patient seen by the doctor undergoes a thorough physical examination to uncover the root cause of pain, illness, loss of function and/or decreased mobility.

Dr. Adam is most interested in helping those who have the desire to make positive changes in their lives but don't know where to begin or have tried and failed in the past.

A graduate of Bastyr University's Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine program, Dr. Adam has been educated in the most rigorous and effective 'evidence-based' alternative medicine program in the world and is trained as a primary care physician in North America.

What sets Dr. Adam apart is his extensive knowledge of numerous complementary techniques and modalities.  He has multiple university degrees including:

  • Doctorate Degree in Naturopathic Medicine
  • Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology
  • Dual Bachelors Degree in Pre-Physical Therapy and Psychology

As a Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Adam utilizes the latest technologies (Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis and Diagnostic Imaging) to gain a greater depth of analysis of the patient’s needs, while maintaining the Naturopathic Principles based on thousands of years of medical practice:

  • ‘Primum Non Nocere’ - First, Do No Harm
  • ‘Vis Medicatrix Naturae’ - The Healing Power of Nature
  • ‘Tolle Causam’ - Find the Root Cause of Illness
  • ‘Tolle Totem’ - Treat the Whole Person
  • ‘Docere’ – Doctor as Teacher
  • Prevention

Dr. Adam has been certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has completed the CrossFit Level One Trainer Course. 

He has trained special populations as diverse as:

  • Professional/Collegiate/High School Athletes
  • Geriatrics/Pediatrics
  • Pregnancy
  • Acute/Chronic Pain Patients/As well as many others

Dr. Adam is a Certified Massage Therapist from The Crestone Healing Arts Center in Crestone, CO and uses a variety of body-work techniques including: 

  • Muscle Energy Technique (MES)
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Dynamic Pin and Stretch
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do, etc.

Dr. Adam also uses Short-Term, Goal Oriented Counseling for a variety of issues including:

  • Lifestyle Issues / Fat Loss
  • Change of Life Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Organizational Issues

Dr. Adam utilizes a form of Acupuncture called, 'Dry Needle Technique', a therapy used specifically for 'Trigger-Point' release.  It is beneficial for such ailments as:

  • Muscle pain and loss of function
  • Fascial derangement from acute and chronic injury

Dr. Adam is also a Certified Neuro-Cranial Restructuring Practitioner; a powerful modality for multiple physical and emotional ailments including:

  • Headaches of multiple origins (Migraine, Cluster, Tension, etc.)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea / Snoring
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Deviated Septum
  • Perceived Emotional Stagnation

Dr. Adam specializes in Functional and Physical Medicine 

He utilizes state-of-the-art laboratory testing and analysis.

Structural alignment/stability, posture, and movement are at the core of his philosophy of optimal wellness.  Spinal adjustments, Hydrotherapy and Gait Assessment are incorporated to facilitate Functional Movement.