Idd therapy®Treatment Information

What Happens During a Typical IDD Therapy® Treatment?

During therapy, the technician will assist you with putting on 2 stabilization harnesses, one pelvic and one upper body.

The treatment table will be moved to a vertical position for you to easily get onto the table. The bed will then be gently lowered into the treatment position. Pillow bolsters and supports will be placed under your arms and knees to ensure proper treatment position and to increase comfort and safety. The technician will input treatment information into the computer and the treatment will begin.  Make sure you go to the restroom before the harnesses are applied.

After treatment starts, you may hear the bolsters or cushions moving and settling on the table. This is a normal occurrence. The sounds should disappear within a minute or two. The technician will monitor the treatment and ensure treatment is progressing correctly. If you feel the urge to cough or sneeze or if the treatment becomes too uncomfortable to bear, press the “Stop Session” switch immediately.

After the IDD Therapy® treatment, the table will slowly be brought back to the vertical position again. Cold therapy may be applied at this point.

What Should I Expect After Treatment?

It is normal to feel a little sore and/or stiff the day after a treatment. The soreness occurs because the muscles and ligaments are changing shape. This is very similar to a person who works out for the first time. The muscles are not used to the new forces, and therefore react by producing lactate; and the ligamental tissues may respond as they are being re-educated.  Your doctor may prescribe a pain medication, or at home exercises, that will help ease the discomfort. If you notice any symptoms or feel your discomfort is severe, tell your doctor immediately.


IDD Therapy® has demonstrated a success rate of up to 92% with patients who had previously been referred for surgery. This means that many people get significant, long-term relief from their pain, enabling them to avoid surgery.

When starting the therapy, it is important to keep in mind there is no such thing as a “magic bullet” to instantly take care of a medical problem.  All treatments take time, and, just as your condition did not arise overnight, it will not go away overnight. Having said this, many people will feel some relief and/or notice changes occurring within an average of 4-6 visits.

Everyone’s body and treated condition is unique, therefore you’re body may react quicker or slower to this treatment. Be patient and don’t give up. Your doctor will do periodic re-evaluations to monitor your progress throughout the course of treatment.

See an IDD Therapy session in progress in this Kens5 News Segment