Desloge, MO

Desloge, MO

Dry Needling Greater Desloge, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the activities we love, or even make ordinary tasks like getting in and out of the car difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Desloge, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Desloge, 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 beneficial, easy, and essential part of a more comprehensive physical therapy regiment 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 Desloge, MO online or find the location closest to 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 tailored care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Desloge, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to alleviate frequent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often include it in a holistic treatment regiment that can include posture correction, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by medical professionals in Desloge, MO, such as the licensed and knowledgeable physical 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 known as a chronic pain condition that can affect people for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and affordable alternative for Desloge, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been flummoxed by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are getting anxious to get back to the activities you love, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our qualified physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Desloge, 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 region of your body. Trigger points are sections of damaged tensed or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By softly stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Desloge, MO helps prompt a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will stimulate 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 painkiller.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

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 Desloge, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report mild discomfort 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 area for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by experienced physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Desloge, MO are skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our Desloge, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices 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 mobility, and the affected region. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow 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 go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the only way to access harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes physical therapy plans are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll customize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Desloge, MO clients get immediate relief, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that seeks to balance a person’s flow of energy. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only become popular in the last two or three decades.

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 improve their quality of life and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If it’s easiest for you, we can go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Desloge, 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 skilled physical in Desloge, MO work with you as a team to design a customized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve pledged our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that hitting a home run on your local softball team, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Desloge, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT, CHT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Kimberly Helm
Front Office Supervisor
Lisa Bell
Front Office

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