IDN is a practice developed by Dr. Yun Tao Ma designed to address neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Based on modern medical science including anatomy, physiology, pathology and neurology, this treatment modality uses very fine filament needles. The needle insertion creates both local and systemic changes which stimulate the body’s self healing and self repair mechanisms. This ultimately leads to restoring tissue homeostasis or balance which reduces pain and inflammation and improves neuromuscular function.
The use of Kinesiotape to reduce tissue swelling, decrease pain and protect an injured joint, ligament or tendon. It can also improve proprioception and body awareness.
Hands on mobilization techniques used to restore motion to joints and soft tissue. This may include direct mobilization, Muscle Energy Techniques, cross friction massage and deep tissue release.
Includes observation of movement patterns, local stabilization, general strengthening and neuromuscular re-education.
In 1998 I received my certification in yoga instruction through Yoga Works in Santa Monica, CA. Combined with my understanding of anatomy, injuries and alignment, I can guide you in choosing which asanas will support and further your rehab and wellness goals.
Use of the class IV laser accelerates the body’s healing response through photobiostimulation. The highly concentrated light energy increases cellular regeneration and speeds up the body’s inflammatory response. Some of the physiological effects are decreased pain and inflammation, increased tissue repair and healing, increased circulation and improved nerve function. It has been used to successfully treat tendonitis, ligament sprains, back and neck pain, rib fractures and wounds. Treatment protocol for acute injuries is 6 treatments within a 3 week period. More sessions may be necessary for chronic conditions.
I have many years of clinical experience working with various post operative conditions including rotator cuff and ACL repairs, total hips, knees and shoulders, discectomies and spinal fusions.
Fees and Scheduling
My fees range from $65 to $110. I accept cash and checks. I do not contract with insurance plans but do provide you with the necessary paperwork to seek reimbursement on your own. Working independently allows me to provide a full hour of one to one hands on care. Focusing all my attention on individual needs often leads us to the root of the problem with fewer visits.