Clarkson Valley, MO

Clarkson Valley, MO

Dry Needling Greater Clarkson Valley, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make basic tasks like reaching for something on the top shelf painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Clarkson Valley, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Clarkson Valley, MO residents return to normalcy and get back to what they most love doing. Dry needling has proven to be an indispensable tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to 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 Clarkson Valley, MO online or reach out to the location most convenient for you and we will guide you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. Though it may be tough to believe now, with our personalized care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Clarkson Valley, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce persistent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a broader physical therapy regiment along with posture correction, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be performed by medical professionals in Clarkson Valley, MO, such as the licensed and skilled 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 known as a chronic pain condition that can affect people until they find appropriate and effective treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and cost-effective alternative for Clarkson Valley, MO residents who are burdened with the rising price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been vexed by unsuccessful 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, make an appointment for 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’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Clarkson Valley, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are portions of damaged tight or strained muscles or tissue that limit the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By gently piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Clarkson Valley, MO helps prompt an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to start the healing process and return blood flow, oxygen, and crucial nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That tells 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 Clarkson Valley, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles that physical therapists use 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 Clarkson Valley, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. You may feel some light irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it only lasts for a second and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some soreness in the area for the first day or two, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by professional physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. team in Clarkson Valley, 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 combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Clarkson Valley, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies have demonstrated that trigger point dry needling effectively reduces pain and improves function.

How Long Do The Needles Stay in For? How Deep They Go?

That depends on you, your level of pain, lack of mobility, and the affected region. 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 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. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll customize your plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Clarkson Valley, MO patients 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 seeks to balance a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only become popular in the last two or three decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your specific insurance 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 most convenient for you, we can go over your insurance plan and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Clarkson Valley, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

Many of our patients come to us after months or even years of pain and mobility issues that just won’t go away, even after extensive treatment. At Axes, our licensed and experienced physical and occupational in Clarkson Valley, MO work with you as a team to implement a customized 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 be sliding into home plate, taking a morning job, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with an experienced Clarkson Valley, 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
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Women's Health Therapy - Pelvic Floor
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM)
  • Spine Specialty – Manual Therapy Certified
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Lauren Cavanaugh
Front Office Supervisor
Amanda Long
DPT, CMPT, ATC
Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Bill Franzen
Partner, PT, MHSPT
Kinsey Jackson
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Zac Schniers
PT, DPT, CMPT
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Natasha Burtchett
Front Office Supervisor
Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
Ashley Kraus
Front Office
Helen Ziegler
Front Office
Addie Kersting
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT, CHT
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
Mark Smith
PT, DPT, CMPT
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Ali Bauer
PT, CMPT
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Haley Finnegan
OTR/L, CHT
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Mitchell Hammack
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Jodi Bielicke
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert.
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Emily Helton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L, CHT
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
Candace Cunningham
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
John Teepe
Partner, MPT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
John Ruesler
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Jennifer Szydlowski
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Brian Freund
Partner, DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Joe Schmersahl
Clinic Director, PT, MTC, CMTPT
Bradley Webb
Clinic Director, PT
Kelly Basler
Front Office
Daniel Scribner
PT, DPT, ATC
Jayne Scanlan
DPT, COMT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Michelle Schrage
Front Office
Megan Phillips
Front Office
TJ Jung
PT, DPT
Kaysie Cope
Front Office
Christine Lucke
MPT, COMT.
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Mary Headrick
Front Office Associate
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L
Lauren Vaughn
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Stephanie Heubi
Front Office
Hannah Drake
DPT, CMPT, ATC, LAT
Kimberly Helm
Front Office Supervisor
JP Thompson
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Marion Shaw
Front Office Supervisor
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Abigail Alsmeyer
Front Office
Lisa Bell
Front Office
Shelby Ellis
Front Office
Kayla Kowal
PT, DPT, CSCS
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office
Erin Bauer
PT, DPT
Annmarie Koenen
Front Office
Kelly Thornton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT
Grace Gualtieri
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Heather Guffey
Front Office
Candy Willcox
Front Office
Lorinda Gaines
Front Office
Jeff Cowdry
OTR/L, CHT
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Chris Casner
PT, Clinic Director
Nick Baldwin
Front Office
Christine Rufkahr
PT, COMT, CSMT
Shawna Morrow
Front Office
Stacy Ptak
Front Office
Ashley Brown
Front Office

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