FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATED DRY NEEDLING (FIDN)
Functional Integrated Dry Needling (FIDN) is like no other dry needling or acupuncture treatment. Regular dry needling treatment focuses on applying a needle into the trigger point of a muscle and Chinese Acupuncture works on balancing the flow of energy in the body. FIDN is an evidence based treatment that works with the fascial connective tissue (fascia) and peripheral nerves to impact the pain pathways of the body.
Fascia runs through the entire body; it connects your big toe to your knee, your knee to your hip, your hip to your shoulder, your shoulder to your little finger, and so on. If there is dysfunction in the muscles, joints, nerves, blood vessels or organs the fascia will compensate and become restricted. This can manifest in acute or chronic pain and poor range of movement.
FIDN has been known to help with a huge variety of conditions (This list is not exhaustive);
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Excessive swelling of joints or muscles
- Frozen Shoulder
- Muscle tension
- Migraines and Headaches
- Neuropathy (dysfunction or damage to a nerve causing pins and needles, tingling, weakness and pain in the affected area)
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Spinal Disc Dysfunction/Slipped Disc
- TMJ Disorder (pain in the face or jaw)
- Tennis or Golfers Elbow
What needles are used?
FIDN involves the insertion of a thin stainless steel needle (max 0.25mm) to stimulate the healing process of fascial adhesions in and around the muscles, tendons, ligaments & connective tissues. This results in pain relief & restoration of healthy physiology.
Laura Howell-Griffith – Functional Integrated Dry Needling and Massage Therapist
Throughout my 8 years of working as a Massage Therapist I have been fascinated by fascia and its role in pain and the healing process. Fascia has an incredible ability to hold on to emotional and physical traumas and I have seen first hand how massage for the fascia can release these restrictions. I felt the next logical step in my career was to become an FIDN therapist, what better way to alter the fascia than with needles! FIDN is very specific and gains a deep response from the body, sometimes immediately, which is why I am so passionate about this technique.
What happens in the appointment?
For an initial consultation and follow up appointments an in depth assessment will take place. Each appointment is tailored to the individual and the physical complaints they may be experiencing. For some people an appointment which solely focuses on dry needling may take place, for others a combination of massage and dry needling may be needed. Your FIDN therapist will discuss in detail about the process for each appointment, making sure you are comfortable before consenting
If you are unsure whether to book an appointment with a Chiropractor or Massage Therapist please contact us today to discuss!
If you haven’t seen Laura for FIDN before, for your first appointment you will need to book a Functional Integrated Dry Needling Consultation.