Gilmore, MO

Gilmore, MO

Dry Needling Greater Gilmore, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies is preventing us from participating in the the things we love doing, or even make daily tasks like climbing the stairs difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Gilmore, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and evidence-backed treatments to help Gilmore, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a valuable, simple, and important part of their larger physical therapy plan with us. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Gilmore, MO online or call the location closest to you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. Though it may be tough to believe now, with our tailored care you will be sprinting down the court, riding your bike, or just painlessly going through daily life sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Gilmore, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to relieve chronic pain, boost range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often include it in a larger physical therapy regiment along with posture education, exercises, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by medical professionals in Gilmore, MO, such as the qualified and experienced physical and occupational 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 considered a chronic pain condition that can affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and cost-effective alternative for Gilmore, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been flummoxed by treatments that just aren’t producing results 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 qualified 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? | Gilmore, 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 pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are portions of inflamed taut or irritated muscles or tissue that inhibit the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By gently stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Gilmore, MO helps induce an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That causes the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homemade painkiller.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Gilmore, 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 Gilmore, MO patients don’t even notice them at first. You may feel some faint discomfort from the twitch response, but it only lasts for a second and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by professional physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Gilmore, MO is made up of knowledgeable 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 physical therapy regiment. At Axes, our Gilmore, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies have demonstrated that trigger point dry needling effectively reduces pain and improves function.

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 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 access tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes treatment regiments are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll tailor your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively get you back to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Gilmore, MO clients find immediate relief, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that aims to align a person’s “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?

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 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 Gilmore, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Gilmore, 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 professional and knowledgeable physical in Gilmore, MO act as part of your team to develop a tailored treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. 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 hitting a home run on your local softball team, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Reach out to a professional Gilmore, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest 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 Coming Soon
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L, CHT
Brian Freund
Partner, DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Kaysie Cope
Front Office
Lauren Vaughn
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Kelly Thornton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT

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