Brentwood, MO

Brentwood, MO

Dry Needling Greater Brentwood, 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 basic tasks like reaching for something on the top shelf challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Brentwood, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Brentwood, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to their active lifestyle. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a beneficial, simple, and essential part of a more comprehensive treatment plan with us. Our treatment plans are as unique as each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Brentwood, MO online or find the location closest to 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 tailored care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Brentwood, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate 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 use it as part of a comprehensive treatment regiment along with posture education, stretching, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should only ever be done by medical professionals in Brentwood, MO, such as the qualified and experienced physical and occupational therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” comes from Greek, with myo meaning muscles and fascia meaning a “flat band,” or the connective tissue inside and surrounding the muscles. Myofascial pain is referred to as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people until they find proven and successful treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and affordable alternative for Brentwood, MO residents who are saddled by the rising cost of medication or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been disheartened by ineffective 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 expert physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Brentwood, 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 region of your body. Trigger points are segments of inflamed over-stretched or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly puncturing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Brentwood, MO helps stimulate an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will stimulate a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That that communication within the nervous system releases endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Brentwood, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report light irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it is incredibly brief and is a signal that dry needling is working. You may feel some dull aches in the area for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by licensed physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Brentwood, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough understanding of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment plan. At Axes, our Brentwood, MO physical therapists only develop plans 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 region. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to manipulate harder to reach muscles and tissue. Your entire experience at Axes will be based exclusively on what is best for you.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. 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 get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Brentwood, MO clients obtain 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?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, 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 deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans 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 call your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Brentwood, 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 skilled physical in Brentwood, MO work with you as a team to implement a tailored treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. 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, taking a morning job, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Brentwood, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
John Teepe
Partner, MPT
Jennifer Szydlowski
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT

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