Barnhart, MO

Barnhart, MO

Dry Needling Greater Barnhart, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies is preventing us from participating in the activities we love, or even make ordinary movements like climbing the stairs painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Barnhart, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Barnhart, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an invaluable tool for many of our patients that alleviates 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 Barnhart, MO online or find the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. While it might sound to good to be true, with our personalized care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Barnhart, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce persistent pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a broader treatment regiment that can include posture correction, manual therapy, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should solely be carried out by healthcare professionals in Barnhart, MO, such as the qualified and knowledgeable physical therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” is rooted in Greek, with myo meaning muscles and fascia meaning a “flat band,” or the connective tissue inside and surrounding the muscles. Myofascial pain is considered a chronic pain disorder that can greatly limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and effective treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and cost-effective option for Barnhart, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been discouraged by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our qualified physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Barnhart, 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 pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of inflamed tensed or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Barnhart, MO helps stimulate a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears influence the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and critical nutrients into the area. In addition, 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 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 Barnhart, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

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 Barnhart, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. some patients report faint irritation 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 pierced muscle or tissue for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by experienced physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Barnhart, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Barnhart, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments 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 mobility, and the affected tissue. Some piercings will be largely superficial 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 will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to treat tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes treatment regiments are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Depending on your injury or pain and how your body heals, you could need anywhere from one to six sessions to get the most out of dry needling. We’ll tailor your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

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

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique 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 deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to improve their quality of life and get back to feeling like themselves. If it’s most convenient for you, we can call your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Barnhart, 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 qualified and knowledgeable physical in Barnhart, MO work with you as a team to design a tailored treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve devoted 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, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Barnhart, 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
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy/Concussion Management
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Nick Baldwin
Front Office

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