The Next Generation of Dry Needling
Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) is the next generation of dry needling. Of the physical therapists in middle TN that are trained to do dry needling, most are trained in the traditional model of trigger point dry needling (TPDN). There are major differences between Integrative Dry Needling and trigger point dry needling. Traditional trigger point dry needling involves palpating to find a muscular trigger point and inserting a mono-filament (needle) into it to depolarize the muscle and “reset” its tone. This is treatment at a local level and while it can be effective, Integrative Dry Needling goes beyond this to treat on a more comprehensive systemic level. Integrative Dry Needling involves 3 levels of treatment as opposed to just 1. Homeostatic Points are the 1st level. These are points that are control centers for areas of the body that, when stimulated, contribute to neuromuscular homeostasis. Paravertebral Points are the 2nd level. These are points along the sides of the spine that correspond with neural innervation of the areas you desire to effect. Symptomatic Points are the 3rd level of treatment. These are your muscular trigger points. Combining treatment of all 3 levels gives you outstanding results.
Natural Healing, Outstanding Results
Degenerative, damaged muscle and tendon along with scar tissue are the enemies of active people. ASTYM was designed to address this. It is a unique scientifically proven treatment that stimulates break down of poor quality tissue and regeneration of healthy tissue. ASTYM is a front line treatment for conditions such as plantar fascitis, achilles tendonitis, iliotibial band syndrome, tennis elbow as well as conditions where scar tissue is a major concern such as adhesive capsulitis, joint replacement surgery, and post mastectomy.
The Gold Standard of Manual Therapy
The Osteopathic Manual Medicine Series at Michigan State University is considered to be the most in depth comprehensive training in manual therapy that can be obtained. The current and past faculty includes many professors who originated or fine tuned the techniques of muscle energy treatment, osteopathic HVLA manipulative treatment, neuromuscular and myofascial release, and craniosacral technique.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then video is priceless. The majority of injuries that we treat originate in inefficient movement patterns. Video combined with a trained eye unlocks the ability to discover and document inefficient movement. And because knowledge is power, using video to educate people on how their body is moving is an incredible step on their journey to pain free movement. Video analysis of running is done using a Dartfish protocol. Video analysis of functional movement is done in conjunction with Selective Functional Movement Analysis and Dynamic Movement Assessment.
The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system. A patient is taken through 7 essential movement patterns. Dysfunctional patterns which cause injury are diagnosed and classified as a mobility problem or a stability problem. This allows you to match the correct intervention to the true region of dysfunction (which often is not where your pain is). The SFMA provides your bodies blueprint for use to create the unique exercise prescription for you, not just a generic list of exercises for a injury.
The SFMA is a valuable tool for treating acute injuries but also a great way to identify faulty movement patterns and address them before they turn into an injury.
No matter what your age, no matter what your injury. Our ability to deliver expert physical therapy in an individual one to one environment is unmatched. Eliminate your pain, regain your life.