Functional Integrated Dry Needling for Pain Management and Functional Rehabilitation 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 & 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(Muscle(TrP Points) or Fascial Adhesive Areas(FAA), Tendons & Ligaments resulting in pain relief & restoration of healthy physiology. The FIDN process is based on the fundamental ideas above Trigger points as the updated research supports the involvement of Fascial Adhesions in the human body as the root cause of muscular & fascial tension. This Model of FIDN process is called as FAA Model(Fascial Adhesive Area), which consists of a variety of needling techniques like muscular, retinacula, nerve pain pathway & fascial chain of the human body.
The muscle-bone concept presented in the standard anatomical description gives a purely mechanical mode of movement. It separates movement into discrete functions, failing to give a picture of the seamless integration seen in a living body. The fascial tissue is mediated on the concept of when one part moves, the body as a whole responds. The fascia is a forgotten structure & the fascial system was seldom examined as a merging and linking structure. Most of the anatomy researchers treated fascia as connective tissue served illing the empty spaces around. Thus, fascial tissue in current anatomic studies is not new but rather finally understood as a functioning and important role of force transmission in the kinetic system.
The absence or presence of mechanical factors like posture, structure, biomechanics and their association with pain pathology has important implications for what we aim to achieve for pain & rehabilitation. We can no longer justify the use of trigger point theories to readjust, correct or balance – out the misaligned structure. There is a vital necessity to redefine functional rehabilitation goals, which are beyond relieving the patient’s symptoms.
The aim of the Functional Integrated Dry Needling process in way of dealing pain is to identify the fascial connection linked through a neurophysiological mechanism that in turn will support & facilitate change for active rehabilitation.