Champ, MO

Champ, MO

Dry Needling Greater Champ, MO. It’s impossible to describe how crippling it can be 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 tasks like climbing the stairs painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Champ, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Champ, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an invaluable tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Champ, MO online or reach out to the location closest to you and we will shepherd 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 skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Champ, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve persistent pain, boost range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often use it as part of a broader physical therapy plan along with posture correction, exercises, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by medical professionals in Champ, MO, such as the qualified and skilled 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 considered a chronic pain disorder that can drastically limit people in their daily lives until they find proven and effective treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and cost-effective option for Champ, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant cost of prescription meds or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been vexed by unsuccessful 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 licensed 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? | Champ, 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of damaged tensed or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By lightly stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Champ, MO helps induce an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. Also, 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 to the brain releases endorphins, the body’s own, natural pain reliever.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Champ, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report mild irritation 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 soreness in the area for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by qualified physical therapists, yes. team in Champ, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough understanding 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 Champ, MO physical therapists only develop plans that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive medical and academic studies. 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?

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. In other cases, the needles will remain for a few minutes and penetrate deep 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. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll tailor your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Champ, MO clients can feel improvements 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?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to balance a person’s flow of energy. 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 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 feeling like themselves. If it’s most convenient for you, we can contact your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Champ, 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 professional and skilled physical and occupational in Champ, MO act as part of your team to develop a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve pledged our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Contact an experienced Champ, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Astym)
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Candace Cunningham
Clinic Director, PT, DPT
Abigail Alsmeyer
Front Office

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