Foristell, MO

Foristell, MO

Dry Needling Greater Foristell, MO. It’s impossible to describe how crippling it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the activities we love, or even make ordinary movements like reaching for something on the top shelf difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Foristell, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Foristell, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to the activities they love the most. Dry needling has proven to be a critical tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Foristell, MO online or call 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 personalized care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Foristell, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce persistent pain, improve range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often include it in a holistic treatment regiment along with posture correction, exercises, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be performed by healthcare professionals in Foristell, MO, such as the licensed 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 greatly limit people in their daily lives until they find proven and effective treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and economical pain reliever for Foristell, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant price of medication or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

We’ve also implemented trigger point dry needling for Foristell, 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, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our licensed physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

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

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are causing pain and lack of mobility. 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 damaged knotted or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Foristell, MO helps prompt a natural response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and essential 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 tells the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homegrown feel-good hormone.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used 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 Foristell, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. You may feel some slight irritation from the twitch response, 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 noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by qualified physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Foristell, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep grasp 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 Foristell, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. Studies have demonstrated 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 muscle area. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. In other cases, the needles will remain for a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the only way to manipulate tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes physical therapy regiments are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that depends on you. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to reap the full benefits. We’ll personalize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively get you back to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Foristell, MO clients can feel the process working right away, 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?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that aims to align a patient’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only been widely used in the last two or three decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your specific 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 living the life they want. 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 Foristell, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Foristell, 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 professional and knowledgeable physical and occupational in Foristell, MO work with you as a team to develop a customized 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, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Contact a knowledgeable Foristell, 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
  • 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
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Bailey Zimmermann
Front Office Supervisor
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office


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