Bloomsdale, MO

Bloomsdale, MO

Dry Needling Greater Bloomsdale, 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 the things we love doing, or even make ordinary movements like picking something up off the ground difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Bloomsdale, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Bloomsdale, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is an effective, easy, and vital part of their larger treatment plan with us. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Bloomsdale, MO online or find the location nearest you and we will guide 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 in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Bloomsdale, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce chronic pain, improve range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often include it in a holistic physical therapy plan along with posture correction, stretching, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by healthcare professionals in Bloomsdale, MO, such as the licensed and experienced 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 disorder that can affect people until they find appropriate and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and cost-effective option for Bloomsdale, MO residents who are burdened with the rising price of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been flummoxed by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are doubting whether or not 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 qualified physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and proven physical therapy plan with Axes.

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

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are the root cause of your pain and lack of mobility. 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 blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly puncturing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Bloomsdale, MO helps induce a natural response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and critical nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That causes 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 Bloomsdale, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Bloomsdale, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. 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 area 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 conducted by licensed physical therapists, yes. team in Bloomsdale, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough grasp 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 Bloomsdale, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices 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 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 penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to treat harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes treatment plans 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 plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and efficiently return you to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Bloomsdale, MO clients can feel the process working right away, 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 aims to balance a patient’s flow of energy. Dry needling has its roots in 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 you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Bloomsdale, 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 professional and knowledgeable physical in Bloomsdale, MO act as part of your team to devise a personalized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve dedicated our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, taking a morning job, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Bloomsdale, 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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