Crescent, MO

Crescent, MO

Dry Needling Greater Crescent, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the the things we love doing, or even make basic movements like climbing the stairs difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Crescent, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Crescent, 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 an effective, effortless, and essential part of their larger physical therapy plan with us. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their ailment, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Crescent, 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. Though it may be difficult to believe now, with our personalized care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Crescent, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to relieve chronic pain, improve 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 treatment regiment that can include posture education, stretching, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should only ever be performed by medical professionals in Crescent, MO, such as the licensed and knowledgeable 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 for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and affordable pain reliever for Crescent, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been discouraged by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are getting anxious to 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 knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

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

Dry needling works by attacking trigger points in the body that are causing pain and lack of mobility. The trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are portions of damaged tight or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Crescent, MO helps induce a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, 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 tells the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, natural painkiller.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Crescent, MO patients don’t even sense them at first. some patients report mild irritation from the twitch response, but it only lasts for a second and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. Some patients report some soreness in the affected region for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by professional physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Crescent, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a deep understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy regiment. At Axes, our Crescent, MO physical therapists only develop plans 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?

We base that on you, how severe the pain is, lack of function, and the affected body part. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to manipulate harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes treatment regiments are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that depends on you. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to reap the full benefits. We’ll tailor your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Crescent, 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, practiced for thousands of years, that seeks to align a person’s “life force.” 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?

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 live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Crescent, 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 skilled physical in Crescent, MO work with you as a team to devise a personalized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve devoted our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, 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. Reach out to an experienced Crescent, 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
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Annmarie Koenen
Front Office

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