Foley, MO

Foley, MO

Dry Needling Greater Foley, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion 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 Foley, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Foley, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to what they most love doing. Dry needling has proven to be an indispensable tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Foley, MO online or call the location nearest 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 leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Foley, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to relieve frequent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it as part of a comprehensive treatment regiment that can include posture education, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should only ever be performed by medical professionals in Foley, MO, such as the qualified and knowledgeable 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 disorder that can affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and affordable alternative for Foley, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing price of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

We’ve also implemented trigger point dry needling for Foley, MO residents with:

If you’ve been flummoxed by ineffective 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 licensed 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? | Foley, 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 pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of inflamed tensed or strained muscles or tissue that limit the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Foley, MO helps stimulate a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and crucial nutrients into the area. Also, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by sending Axons, or nerve fibers, to the affected areathat will make the trigger point less irritable. That tells 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 Foley, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

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 Foley, MO patients don’t even feel them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report slight irritation from the twitch response, but it lasts for less than two seconds and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some dull aches in the affected region for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by experienced physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Foley, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a thorough grasp 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 Foley, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. 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?

We base that on you, your level of pain, lack of function, and the affected muscle area. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will stay in for a few minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to manipulate harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes treatment plans 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 maximum benefit and safely return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Foley, MO clients obtain 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 an ancient Chinese medical technique that aims to balance a person’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only been widely used in the last couple decades.

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 live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. We are more than happy to reach out to your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Foley, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

We’ve seen so many patients frustrated by an inability to find pain relief or a return to normal function and activity through medication or other treatments. At Axes, our qualified and experienced physical in Foley, MO act as part of your team to develop a personalized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve pledged our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, biking through the park, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Contact a knowledgeable Foley, 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy


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