Bella Villa, MO

Bella Villa, MO

Dry Needling Greater Bella Villa, MO. It’s hard to describe how upsetting 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 climbing the stairs challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Bella Villa, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been proven through research to help Bella Villa, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to their active lifestyle. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a successful, simple, and important part of a more comprehensive physical therapy plan with us. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to 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 Bella Villa, MO online or find the location closest to you and we will guide you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it may be difficult to believe now, with our personalized care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Bella Villa, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to alleviate frequent pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it as part of a broader treatment regiment that can include posture correction, exercises, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by medical professionals in Bella Villa, 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 known as a chronic pain condition that can greatly limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and economical pain reliever for Bella Villa, MO residents who are burdened with the exorbitant cost 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 Bella Villa, MO residents with:

If you’ve been disheartened by unsuccessful treatments in the past 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 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? | Bella Villa, 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 region of your body. Trigger points are segments of damaged tight or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Bella Villa, MO helps stimulate an instinctive response in your nervous system; 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 tells the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homegrown feel-good hormone.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Bella Villa, 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 Bella Villa, MO patients don’t even sense them pierce the skin. some patients report light irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it is incredibly brief and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some dull aches in the area for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by qualified physical therapists, yes. team in Bella Villa, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Bella Villa, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. Studies show 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?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be tailored to your needs. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, 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 access 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. 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 customize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Bella Villa, MO patients can feel the process working right away, 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?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique 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 should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If it’s easiest for you, we can go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Bella Villa, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

Many of our patients come to us after months or even years of pain and mobility issues that just won’t go away, even after extensive treatment. At Axes, our professional and skilled physical and occupational in Bella Villa, MO act as part of your team to develop a personalized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve committed our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, 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. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Bella Villa, 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
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT

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