We always say in our courses that dry needling is really good for your patients but it is great for you and your family. The fact is our profession is physically demanding and takes a toll on our body and effects the longevity of the career you love. Understanding the IDN system allows you to provide dry needling treatment to address your own pain and dysfunction. To some clinicians the idea of self-needling is scary but after they understand the concept and the safety protocols we have in place that fear subsides. We believe some of that apprehension stems from attempting to “twitch” yourself, which can be painful and difficult. The IDN system does not rely on this procedure, therefore the self-application of needling is not such a daunting task. Integrative dry needling assists in prevention, pain management and performance optimization by utilizing the powerful systemic anti-inflammatory properties of the peripheral nervous system. If you understand our system you can develop a customized treatment plan to maintain not only your own health but the health of your family (and friends). If you perform manual therapy of any type and want to be able to practice into your 50’s or 60’s our courses are an absolute must for you.
The IDN system is a revolutionary transition from a point-based, to a systemic-based dry needling procedure. Remember, you will never miss the point if you understand the (IDN) system.
Here is an example of self-needling of the upper trapezius.