Catawissa, MO

Catawissa, MO

Dry Needling Greater Catawissa, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make daily tasks like getting in and out of the car painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Catawissa, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Catawissa, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to the activities they love the most. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a beneficial, simple, and essential part of their larger physical therapy regiment with us. Our treatment plans are as unique as 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 Catawissa, MO online or call the location most convenient for 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 tailored care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Catawissa, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve chronic pain, enhance range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a comprehensive treatment plan along with posture education, manual therapy, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be carried out by medical professionals in Catawissa, MO, such as the qualified and knowledgeable physical 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 referred to as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and economical alternative for Catawissa, MO residents who are burdened with the exorbitant price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been disheartened by ineffective treatments in the past and are getting anxious to get back to the activities you love, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and evidence-backed physical therapy regiment with Axes.

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

Dry needling works 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 portions of inflamed knotted or strained muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By gently stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Catawissa, MO helps induce an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and crucial nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will prompt 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 Catawissa, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Catawissa, MO patients don’t even sense them at first. You may feel some mild 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 soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by licensed physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical therapists in Catawissa, MO are skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Catawissa, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. 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?

We base that on you, your level of pain, lack of function, and the affected region. 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 go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to manipulate 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. 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 safely return you to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Catawissa, MO patients can feel the process working right away, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that seeks to balance a person’s “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?

That depends on your specific insurance plan. At Axes, we believe everyone should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to improve their quality of life and get back to living the life they want. We are more than happy to reach out to your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Catawissa, 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 experienced physical in Catawissa, MO act as part of your team to devise a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve committed our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, taking a morning job, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Contact a professional Catawissa, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT


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