Arcadia, MO

Arcadia, MO

Dry Needling Greater Arcadia, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from participating in the activities we love, or even make daily movements like picking something up off the ground challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Arcadia, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been proven through research to help Arcadia, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be a critical tool for many of our patients that eases pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, their ailment, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Arcadia, MO online or call the location nearest you and we will guide you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be sprinting down the court, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Arcadia, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce frequent pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often include it in a broader treatment plan that can include posture correction, exercises, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by medical professionals in Arcadia, MO, such as the professional and experienced physical and occupational 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 condition that can affect people for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and cost-effective alternative for Arcadia, MO residents who are saddled by the rising price of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also implemented trigger point dry needling for Arcadia, MO patients with:

If you’ve been vexed by treatments that just aren’t working 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 knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven physical therapy plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Arcadia, 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are portions of inflamed taut or stressed muscles or tissue that limit the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By gently piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Arcadia, MO helps induce an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears influence the body to heal the muscle and tissue and promote the flow of blood and essential 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 causes the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homegrown pain reliever.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Arcadia, MO patients don’t even feel them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some faint discomfort from the twitch response, but it is incredibly brief and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some dull aches in the affected region for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by professional physical therapists, yes. All of our physical therapists in Arcadia, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment plan. At Axes, our Arcadia, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. Studies have demonstrated 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, how severe the pain is, lack of movement, and the affected tissue. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will stay in for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to treat harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes treatment 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 customize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

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

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to balance a person’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only reached widespread appeal in the last several decades.

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 improve their quality of life and get back to living the life they want. If it’s most convenient for you, we can reach out to your insurance company and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Arcadia, 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 knowledgeable physical and occupational in Arcadia, MO work with you as a team to implement a tailored treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve pledged our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Contact a professional Arcadia, MO physical therapist online or call the location most convenient for you.

Services Offered

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

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT, CHT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Kimberly Helm
Front Office Supervisor
Lisa Bell
Front Office

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