Crestwood, MO

Crestwood, MO

Dry Needling Greater Crestwood, MO. It’s impossible to describe how upsetting it can be when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the the things we love doing, or even make basic movements like getting in and out of the car painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Crestwood, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Crestwood, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a successful, easy, and essential part of a more comprehensive physical therapy plan with us. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Crestwood, MO online or call the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it might sound to good to be true, with our personalized care you will be sprinting down the court, riding your bike, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Crestwood, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to penetrate 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 include it in a broader physical therapy plan along with posture education, exercises, massages, and more. Dry needling should only ever be done by medical professionals in Crestwood, MO, such as the professional 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 disorder that can affect people until they find appropriate and effective treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and economical alternative for Crestwood, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Crestwood, MO patients with:

If you’ve been vexed by treatments that just aren’t working and are getting anxious to get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our licensed physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and evidence-backed physical therapy regiment with Axes.

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

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are the root cause of your 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 sections of inflamed taut or stressed muscles or tissue that impede the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By gently piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Crestwood, MO helps stimulate an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will stimulate a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That causes 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 Crestwood, 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 Crestwood, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report faint discomfort when the twitch response is induced, but it only lasts for a second and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some dull aches in the affected region 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, there is nothing to worry about. team in Crestwood, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a thorough 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 Crestwood, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive research. 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?

That depends on you, your level of pain, lack of mobility, and the affected body part. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. 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 we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to reap the full benefits. We’ll customize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely return you to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Crestwood, MO clients find immediate relief, 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?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that aims to align a patient’s “chi,” or vital 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?

Insurance plans all vary, so we can’t know until we look at your personal plan. At Axes, we believe everyone deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to improve their quality of life and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Crestwood, 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 experienced physical in Crestwood, MO act as part of your team to devise a tailored treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. 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 backward kicks on a soccer field, biking through the park, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a professional Crestwood, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
Scott Gallant
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Stephanie Heubi
Front Office


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