Antonia, MO

Antonia, MO

Dry Needling Greater Antonia, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary movements like climbing the stairs painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Antonia, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been proven through research to help Antonia, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an irreplaceable tool for many of our patients that eases pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Antonia, MO online or find the location closest to you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. Though it may be hard to believe now, with our tailored care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Antonia, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce frequent pain, boost range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it as part of a broader physical therapy plan that can include posture correction, manual therapy, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by medical professionals in Antonia, MO, such as the qualified and skilled physical and occupational therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” comes from Greek, with myo meaning muscles and fascia meaning a “flat band,” or the connective tissue inside and surrounding the muscles. Myofascial pain is known as a chronic pain condition that can greatly limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and affordable pain reliever for Antonia, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Antonia, MO patients with:

If you’ve been discouraged by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and evidence-backed treatment plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Antonia, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients by focusing on specific areas or regions, known as trigger points, that are the root cause of limiting pain. The trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are segments of damaged tight or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Antonia, MO helps prompt an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to heal the muscle and tissue and promote the flow of blood and vital nutrients into the area. Also, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by sending Axons, or nerve fibers, to the affected areathat will make the trigger point less irritable. That tells the brain to release endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Antonia, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Antonia, MO patients don’t even feel them pierce the skin. You may feel some faint irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it lasts for less than two seconds and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. Some patients report some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by professional physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. team in Antonia, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our Antonia, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies show that trigger point dry needling effectively reduces pain and improves function.

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

We base that on you, your level of pain, lack of function, and the affected muscle area. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to access harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes physical therapy regiments are unique, just like our patients.

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 experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and safely return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Antonia, MO patients find immediate relief, while others will need two or three sessions. Rest assured, all of our patients eventually see improvements.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to align a patient’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling is based on 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 deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to improve their quality of life and get back to feeling like themselves. If you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

Some of the other services we offer in Antonia, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Antonia, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

We’ve seen so many patients frustrated by an inability to find pain relief or a return to normal function and activity through medication or other treatments. At Axes, our licensed and experienced physical and occupational in Antonia, MO act as part of your team to implement a tailored treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve dedicated our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, taking a morning job, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a professional Antonia, MO physical therapist online or call the location most convenient for you.

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Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Grace Gualtieri
Physical Therapist
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Front Office

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