Dellwood, MO

Dellwood, MO

Dry Needling Greater Dellwood, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary movements like getting in and out of the car challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Dellwood, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Dellwood, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. 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 life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Dellwood, MO online or call the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. While it might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Dellwood, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve persistent pain, boost range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often include it in a comprehensive physical therapy regiment that can include posture education, exercises, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should only ever be performed by healthcare professionals in Dellwood, MO, such as the professional and skilled physical and occupational 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 considered a chronic pain condition that can affect people for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and cost-effective option for Dellwood, MO residents who are saddled by the rising price of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been discouraged by ineffective 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 expert 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? | Dellwood, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of inflamed knotted or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Dellwood, MO helps stimulate an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will induce 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 Dellwood, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Dellwood, MO patients don’t even feel them pierce the skin. some patients report faint irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it only lasts for a second and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. Some patients report some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by experienced physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. All of our physical therapists in Dellwood, MO are skilled professionals with a deep grasp 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 Dellwood, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies show the benefits 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 a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the only way to manipulate tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes physical therapy plans 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 fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll personalize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and efficiently get you back to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Dellwood, MO clients obtain immediate relief, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that aims to align a person’s flow of energy. 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 particular 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 easiest for you, we can reach out to your insurance company and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Dellwood, 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 licensed and skilled physical in Dellwood, MO act as part of your team to design a personalized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve devoted our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, taking a morning job, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Contact a knowledgeable Dellwood, MO physical therapist online or call the location closest to you.

Services Offered

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

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Partner, MPT
TJ Jung
PT, DPT
Lorinda Gaines
Front Office
Chris Casner
PT, Clinic Director

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