John Hogue, ND graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2018. John has always been interested in manual therapy, and even considered getting a degree in chiropractic before eventually deciding to learn naturopathic medicine. He realized that by having a broader range of treatment options, available through naturopathic medicine, he could be of more help to his fellow human. John did not, however, give up his love for manual therapy. Since manual therapy is part of the curriculum in naturopathic medicine, he learned manual therapy techniques while in school (called Naturopathic Manipulation Therapy), which he practiced as much as possible. While still in school, he was highly sought out for his skill in manual therapy.
Since graduating and earning his license, John moved to Vermont, where he currently works with Dr. Jen Williamson. John has learned the Walsh Protocol from Dr. Jen, which is a nutritional approach to mood disorders, and which John uses regularly. In order to provide the best care to his patients, John has been continually working on improving his knowledge, skills and ability in a variety of areas. In these efforts, John has learned new manual therapy techniques. The most exciting of which is Fascial Counterstrain, a gentle technique that allows John to treat more than just muscles and joints with his manual therapy skills, and that requires no joint popping or neck cracking. John has seen increasing success in the treatment of a wide variety of pain complaints using this technique. As of November 2020, John is the only person in VT to use this remarkable manual therapy technique.
As a naturopathic physician in VT, John can act as a primary care physician for adults. In that regard he treats people for myriads of health conditions. While he is not opposed to pharmaceutical treatment, he also recognizes that the most effective long-term treatment of many chronic conditions is achieved with nutrition and life style changes. Pharmaceuticals, herbs, manual therapy and other common methods of disease management can be used to help along the way, but ultimately John tries to help his patients to a state where they no longer need these treatments.
John fully recognizes that not everyone is at the same place in their life, and that there is no such thing as a true one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. Because of this recognition, he does his best to meet people where they’re at and provide guidance and treatment suitable to the individual.