AIFIDN Profile

American Institute of Functional Integrated Dry Needling is a registered company in Wilmington, Delaware developed & founded by Dr. Mihir Somaiya & Dave Jenkins with the unique concept of providing pain management with the use of dry needles.

A 3rd generation FAM theory dry needling technique has been developed and designed on the ideas above trigger points. The theory largely emphasizes on the probation of toxic compensations and altered physiology largely associated with disturbed deep fascial synthesis which in return, develops adhesions in the musculoskeletal & neural system leading to chronic pain. Physical Therapist, Acupuncturist, Chiropractors,Massage Therapists and Medical Professional people are all eligible for this course.
We have been pioneers in developing various modules segregated according to the various functional areas of the human body which consists of superficial & deep muscles, fascial segments, radicular nerve fixations, foot and ankle, pelvic floor & faciomaxillary models.

Fascial Adhesion Model (FAM) theory Dry Needling Process is a neurophysiological evidence based treatment which is based on the anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the human body unlike acupuncture which is based on meridians & energy exchange as per the traditional Chinese technique which is also called as Oriental Medicine.

Dry Needling involves the insertion of a thin stainless steel needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissue Fascial Adhesions in and around the muscles, tendons, ligaments & connective tissues, resulting in pain relief & restoration of healthy physiology. The FIDN process is based on the fundamental ideas above Trigger points considering the altered physiology of fascial connective tissue due to impaired compensations which forms a medium for development of the adhesions as the root cause of muscular & fascial tension. The various types of adhesions are formed according to the acting kinematic forces causing stress on the connective tissue which displaces a healthy physiological status into an inactive, impaired & disproportionate response causing inflammatory changes & altered neurophysiology.