All Saints Village, MO

All Saints Village, MO

Dry Needling Greater All Saints Village, MO. It’s impossible to describe how upsetting it can be when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from participating in the the things we love doing, or even make basic movements like reaching for something on the top shelf difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in All Saints Village, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been proven through research to help All Saints Village, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a valuable, simple, and important part of their larger treatment regiment with us. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in All Saints Village, MO online or call the location closest to you and we will shepherd you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. While it might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be leaping for joy sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | All Saints Village, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to alleviate frequent pain, boost range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often include it in a holistic physical therapy regiment along with posture correction, exercises, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should only ever be done by healthcare professionals in All Saints Village, MO, such as the licensed and experienced physical therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. The root myo refers to your muscles, while fascia refers to the connective tissue between the muscles. Myofascial pain is considered a chronic pain disorder that can drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and economical option for All Saints Village, MO residents who are burdened with the exorbitant cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for All Saints Village, MO patients with:

If you’ve been vexed by treatments that just aren’t producing results and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our professional physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | All Saints Village, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are the root cause of your pain and lack of mobility. The pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are portions of damaged tensed or strained muscles or tissue that limit the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By softly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in All Saints Village, MO helps prompt an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and critical nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by sending Axons, or nerve fibers, to the affected areathat will make the trigger point less irritable. That that communication within the nervous system releases endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in All Saints Village, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our All Saints Village, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report mild discomfort from the twitch response, but it is incredibly brief and is a signal that dry needling is working. You may feel some dull aches in the affected region for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by professional physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. team in All Saints Village, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our All Saints Village, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. Studies show the benefits trigger point dry needling can have for people with injuries or chronic pain.

How Long Do The Needles Stay in For? How Deep They Go?

We base that on you, how severe the pain is, lack of function, and the affected region. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will remain for a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to treat tissue deep within the muscles. Your entire experience at Axes will be based exclusively on what is best for you.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that depends on you. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll personalize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some All Saints Village, MO patients express immediate relief, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Not really. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to balance a patient’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only recently become widely used by physical therapists and other medical professionals.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

Insurance plans all vary, so we can’t know until we look at your personal plan. At Axes, we believe everyone should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to live without pain and get back to living the life they want. We are more than happy to go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

Some of the other services we offer in All Saints Village, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in All Saints Village, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

Many of our patients come to us as their last resort because, after all sorts of medication and other treatments, they still just can’t find relief. At Axes, our professional and knowledgeable physical in All Saints Village, MO work with you as a team to devise a tailored treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve committed our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that hitting a home run on your local softball team, taking a morning job, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Contact a knowledgeable All Saints Village, MO physical therapist online or call the location closest to you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM)
  • Spine Specialty – Manual Therapy Certified
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Amanda Long
DPT, CMPT, ATC
John Ruesler
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Megan Phillips
Front Office
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L
Hannah Drake
DPT, CMPT, ATC, LAT
Kayla Kowal
PT, DPT, CSCS
Heather Guffey
Front Office

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