Doe Run, MO

Doe Run, MO

Dry Needling Greater Doe Run, MO. It’s hard to describe how debilitating it can be when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from engaging in the the things we love doing, or even make daily movements like climbing the stairs challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Doe Run, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Doe Run, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an invaluable 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, their ailment, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Doe Run, MO online or reach out to the location most convenient for 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 leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Doe Run, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce frequent pain, boost range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a holistic physical therapy regiment that can include posture education, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by medical professionals in Doe Run, MO, such as the qualified and experienced 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 referred to as a chronic pain condition that can drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and affordable alternative for Doe Run, MO residents who are burdened with the exorbitant price of medication or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been vexed by ineffective treatments in the past 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 qualified physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven treatment regiment with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Doe Run, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling works by attacking trigger points in the body that are the root cause of your pain and lack of mobility. The pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of damaged over-stretched or strained muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Doe Run, MO helps induce a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and critical 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 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 Doe Run, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

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 Doe Run, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some light irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it lasts for less than two seconds and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some dull aches in the affected region for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by experienced physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. team in Doe Run, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding 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 Doe Run, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through 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 tissue. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, 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 most effective way to access 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. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll tailor your plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively return you to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Doe Run, 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?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that seeks to balance a patient’s “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?

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 living the life they want. If it’s easiest for you, we can go over your insurance plan and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Doe Run, 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 experienced physical in Doe Run, MO act as part of your team to devise a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve committed our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, 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 a professional Doe Run, 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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