Desoto, MO

Desoto, MO

Dry Needling Greater Desoto, MO. It’s hard 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 reaching for something on the top shelf challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Desoto, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Desoto, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an irreplaceable tool for many of our patients that eases pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as unique as 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 Desoto, MO online or find the location nearest you and we will guide 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? | Desoto, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective 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 comprehensive treatment regiment that can include posture education, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should solely be carried out by medical professionals in Desoto, MO, such as the licensed and experienced physical therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” is rooted in 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 condition that can drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and affordable option for Desoto, MO residents who are saddled by the rising price of medication or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Desoto, MO residents with:

If you’ve been frustrated by treatments that just aren’t working and are wondering if you’ll ever 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 expert physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and proven physical therapy regiment with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Desoto, 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 damaged tight 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 the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Desoto, MO helps induce an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and essential nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, 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 that communication within the nervous system releases endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Desoto, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some mild discomfort from the twitch response, but it only lasts for a second and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some dull aches in the area for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by professional physical therapists, yes. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Desoto, MO are skilled professionals with a extensive understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our Desoto, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive medical and academic studies. 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 movement, and the affected muscle area. Some piercings will not go very deep 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 depends on you. Depending on your injury or pain and how your body heals, you could need anywhere from one to six sessions to get the most out of dry needling. We’ll tailor your plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and efficiently get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Desoto, MO patients find immediate relief, while others will need two or three sessions. Rest assured, all of our patients eventually see improvements.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to align a person’s “chi,” or vital 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 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 living the life they want. If it’s most convenient 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 Desoto, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Desoto, 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 knowledgeable physical and occupational in Desoto, MO work with you as a team to implement a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve dedicated 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, 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. Contact an experienced Desoto, 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
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy/Concussion Management
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Nick Baldwin
Front Office

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