Calverton Park, MO

Calverton Park, MO

Dry Needling Greater Calverton Park, MO. It’s impossible to describe how debilitating 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 challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Calverton Park, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Calverton Park, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an indispensable tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their injury, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Calverton Park, MO online or reach out to 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 in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Calverton Park, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce persistent 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 treatment regiment that can include posture correction, manual therapy, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should solely be performed by healthcare professionals in Calverton Park, MO, such as the licensed and experienced physical and occupational 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 known as a chronic pain disorder that can drastically limit people in their daily lives until they find proven and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and economical alternative for Calverton Park, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing cost of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Calverton Park, MO residents with:

If you’ve been frustrated by unsuccessful treatments in the past 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 expert physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Calverton Park, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are sections of damaged knotted or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By softly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Calverton Park, MO helps stimulate an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to start the healing process and return blood flow, oxygen, 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 causes the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homegrown pain reliever.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Calverton Park, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles that physical therapists use in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Calverton Park, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report faint discomfort when the twitch response is induced, but it is incredibly brief and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. Some patients report some dull aches in the area for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by experienced physical therapists, yes. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Calverton Park, MO are 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 regiment. At Axes, our Calverton Park, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices 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?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be tailored to your needs. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. 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 treat 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 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 plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Calverton Park, 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?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that aims to balance a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last two or three decades.

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 live without pain and get back to living the life they want. If you’d like, we’ll reach out to your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Calverton Park, 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 knowledgeable physical and occupational in Calverton Park, MO work with you as a team to design a customized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve dedicated our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that hitting a home run on your local softball team, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Contact an experienced Calverton Park, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Brandi Arndt
Brett Shelton
John Teepe
Partner, MPT
TJ Jung
Lorinda Gaines
Front Office
Chris Casner
PT, Clinic Director


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