Ethlyn, MO

Ethlyn, MO

Dry Needling Greater Ethlyn, MO. It’s impossible to describe how devastating it can be when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the activities we love, or even make ordinary tasks like getting in and out of the car painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Ethlyn, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Ethlyn, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to the activities they love the most. Dry needling has proven to be an irreplaceable tool for many of our patients that eases pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as unique as each client, their injury, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Ethlyn, 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 personalized care you will be sprinting down the field, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Ethlyn, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve chronic pain, enhance range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it as part of a comprehensive physical therapy regiment that can include posture correction, exercises, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be performed by healthcare professionals in Ethlyn, MO, such as the qualified and skilled 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 disorder that can affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and cost-effective alternative for Ethlyn, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant price of medication or have been frustrated by lack of results from other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Ethlyn, MO patients 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 qualified physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Ethlyn, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling works 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 portions of inflamed taut or strained muscles or tissue that inhibit the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Ethlyn, MO helps prompt an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to start the healing process and return blood flow, oxygen, and critical nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will stimulate a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That that communication to the brain releases endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

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 Ethlyn, MO patients don’t even sense them at first. some patients report light discomfort when the twitch response is induced, but it lasts for less than two seconds and is a signal that dry needling is working. You may feel some dull aches in the affected region 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 performed by licensed physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Ethlyn, 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?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Ethlyn, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that have been proven to work through 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?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be personalized to your needs. 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 a few minutes and go to the core of 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. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll customize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Ethlyn, MO patients can feel improvements right away, while others will need two or three sessions. Rest assured, all of our patients eventually see improvements.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to align a patient’s “chi,” or vital 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?

Insurance plans all vary, so we can’t know until we look at your personal plan. At Axes, we believe everyone should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If you’d like, we’ll call your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Ethlyn, 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 qualified and knowledgeable physical in Ethlyn, MO work with you as a team to implement a tailored treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve dedicated our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, taking a morning job, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a professional Ethlyn, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L, CHT
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office
Ashley Brown
Front Office

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