Dutzow, MO

Dutzow, MO

Dry Needling Greater Dutzow, MO. It’s hard to describe how crippling it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the the things we love doing, or even make daily movements like reaching for something on the top shelf painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Dutzow, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and evidence-backed treatments to help Dutzow, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to the activities they love the most. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a beneficial, easy, and essential part of their larger treatment plan with us. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Dutzow, MO online or find 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 tailored care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Dutzow, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate 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 as part of a holistic treatment plan that can include posture education, exercises, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by medical professionals in Dutzow, MO, such as the professional and experienced 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 condition that can significantly limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and successful treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a simple and affordable option for Dutzow, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing cost of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been vexed by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are doubting whether or not you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our knowledgeable 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? | Dutzow, 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 region of your body. Trigger points are sections of damaged over-stretched or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Dutzow, MO helps induce an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to heal the muscle and tissue and promote the flow of blood and critical 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 causes the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homemade pain reliever.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Dutzow, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some light discomfort 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. You may feel some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by qualified physical therapists, yes. team in Dutzow, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy regiment. At Axes, our Dutzow, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments 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?

That depends on you, how severe the pain is, 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 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 treat harder to reach muscles and tissue. Your entire experience at Axes will be based exclusively on what is best for you.

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 tailor your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Dutzow, MO clients feel 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?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that aims to balance a person’s “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 should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy 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 investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Dutzow, 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 Dutzow, MO act as part of your team to develop a customized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve pledged our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, biking through the park, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Dutzow, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Sara Dowil
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Kelly Basler
Front Office


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