Augusta, MO

Augusta, MO

Dry Needling Greater Augusta, MO. It’s hard to describe how crippling it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from the activities we love, or even make ordinary movements like standing up or sitting down difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Augusta, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been proven through research to help Augusta, MO residents return to normalcy and get back to their active lifestyle. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a beneficial, easy, and vital part of their larger physical therapy plan with us. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Augusta, MO online or call the location nearest you and we will shepherd you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. Though it may be hard to believe now, with our personalized care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Augusta, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to alleviate chronic pain, boost range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it as part of a comprehensive treatment plan along with posture education, exercises, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should solely be done by healthcare professionals in Augusta, MO, such as the qualified and skilled 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 significantly limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and economical option for Augusta, MO residents who are burdened with the rising price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Augusta, MO residents with:

If you’ve been frustrated by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our qualified physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

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

Dry needling works by focusing on specific areas or regions, known as trigger points, that are the root cause of limiting pain. The pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are sections of inflamed tight or stressed muscles or tissue that impede the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Augusta, MO helps prompt a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and essential nutrients into the area. In addition, 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 causes the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homegrown painkiller.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles that physical therapists use in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Augusta, MO patients don’t even feel them pierce the skin. You may feel some mild 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. You may feel some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue 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 performed by licensed physical therapists, yes. team in Augusta, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment plan. At Axes, our Augusta, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. Studies have demonstrated the advantages 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?

That depends on you, how severe the pain is, lack of function, and the affected region. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will stay in for a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective 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 tailor your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and efficiently get you back to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Augusta, MO clients can feel the process working right away, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

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 flow of energy. 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?

That depends on your particular insurance 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 the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. We are more than happy to go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Augusta, 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 licensed and experienced physical and occupational in Augusta, MO act as part of your team to implement a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve pledged our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, biking through the park, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Augusta, MO physical therapist online or call the location most convenient for you.

Services Offered

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

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
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Front Office

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