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Integrative Dry Needling

Strategic placement of needles normalizing tissue function throughout multiple body systems for healing breakthroughs & long term results.

What is Integrative Dry Needling?

Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) utilizes Western medicine principles like neurology, physiology, and anatomy to treat neuro-physiological pathologies like decreased mobility, strength, function and pain.  IDN  is performed by a specialty trained IDN Physical Therapist.

“Dry” needles are tiny microfilament needles inserted into tissues.  They are 0.15-0.30 millimeters in diameter.  They are around ⅙ of the diameter of a “wet” needle (those used to draw blood or inject a fluid).

IDN is an advanced form of  basic dry needling.  Traditional dry needling models  focus  on treating trigger points.  IDN goes beyond by treating the system that is driving the dysfunction. IDN clinicians go through a comprehensive training program to enable them to  effectively manage the root cause of your neuro-musculoskeletal problem.

How it works

During a session you will learn your nervous system’s current state of tolerance  or overload.  This will determine the extensiveness of your treatment.

Needles will be strategically placed to free up and normalize the tissues that are creating your limiting symptoms.

IDN treatments aim  improve circulation to “starving” stagnant tissues and nerves, improve lymphatic response, improved nerve function and comfort, improve muscle activation, improve strength, improve ease of movement, and reduce tightness.

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I can’t believe how well that one session worked on me AND my husband. We are big fans!

The Vitam Integrative Dry Needling Experience:

  • IDN will be a part of an integrative Physical Therapy session with all of your goals in mind

  • IDN is performed in a private treatment room with your Physical Therapist

Preparing for your session:

  • Clothing:  bring shorts and loose fitting tops as needles are never inserted through clothing

  • Nourishment:  eat a meal within 2 hours of your treatment and a large glass of plain or electrolyte water

  • After treatment:  10% of people report they feel no lingering effects, 30% feel energized, 30% feel relaxed/sleepy, and 30% feel a little sore or tender.

  • Rest and movement:  you may do your normal workout that your body is used to on the day of your treatment.

We  promise:

  • Your session will be informative, relaxing and rejuvenating.

  • To combine your words and intuition with our hands, eyes, experience, intuition, and education - to guide your unique 1:1 session.

  • To explain our plan of care and allow you to opt out if you choose or have an unpleasant experience.

  • To go beyond just the needling with highly skilled manual therapies like cupping, gua sha, or massage or neuromuscular re-education activities to remedy movement or strength impairments.

We look forward to treating you. 
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Integrative Dry Needling is particularly helpful in treating or supporting:

  • Tension headache

  • TMJ & facial pain

  • Neck pain

  • Back pain

  • Joint pain

  • Sciatica

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Radiculopathy

  • Neuropathy

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Edema

  • Inflammation

  • Chronic muscular tension

  • Postural dysfunction

  • Muscular weakness

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Scar tissue

  • Autonomic nervous system dysregulation

  • Parasympathetic nervous system activity

  • Anxiety

  • Autoimmune

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Hypersensitivity


We’ve got answers. 

Phone: 209-830-1668


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