Farmington, MO

Farmington, MO

Dry Needling Greater Farmington, MO. It’s hard to describe how debilitating 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 climbing the stairs difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Farmington, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Farmington, 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, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their ailment, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Farmington, MO online or find the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. While it may be difficult to believe now, with our customized care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Farmington, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known 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 the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often include it in a broader physical therapy regiment that can include posture education, exercises, massages, and more. Dry needling should solely be done by medical professionals in Farmington, MO, such as the qualified and knowledgeable 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 disorder that can affect people until they find appropriate and effective treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a simple and affordable pain reliever for Farmington, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant price of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Farmington, MO patients with:

If you’ve been discouraged by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are getting anxious to 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 licensed physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven physical therapy regiment with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Farmington, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are sections of inflamed knotted or stressed muscles or tissue that limit the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Farmington, MO helps stimulate a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to heal the muscle and tissue and promote the flow of blood and vital nutrients into the area. Also, 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, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

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 Farmington, MO patients don’t even sense them pierce the skin. You may feel some light discomfort from the twitch response, but it is incredibly brief and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by experienced physical therapists, yes. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Farmington, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a extensive grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our Farmington, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. 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, how severe the pain is, lack of function, and the affected body part. 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 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 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 personalize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively return you to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Farmington, MO clients feel 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?

Not really. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that aims to balance a patient’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?

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 improve their quality of life and get back to feeling like themselves. If it’s most convenient 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 Farmington, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Farmington, 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 skilled physical in Farmington, MO act as part of your team to design a customized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve devoted our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Farmington, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest you.

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Services Offered
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  • Occupational Therapy
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  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
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  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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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
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