Hematite, MO

Hematite, MO

Dry Needling Greater Hematite, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from engaging in the activities we love, or even make ordinary tasks like picking something up off the ground difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Hematite, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been proven through research to help Hematite, 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, effortless, and important part of a more comprehensive physical therapy plan with us. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Hematite, MO online or reach out to 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 court, riding your bike, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Hematite, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to alleviate frequent pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it as part of a comprehensive treatment regiment along with posture education, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should only ever be done by medical professionals in Hematite, MO, such as the qualified and experienced 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 drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and affordable pain reliever for Hematite, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been disheartened by unsuccessful treatments in the past 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 professional physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven physical therapy plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Hematite, 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of damaged taut or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By softly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Hematite, MO helps stimulate 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 critical nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by sending Axons, or nerve fibers, to the affected areathat will make the trigger point less irritable. 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 Hematite, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Hematite, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some mild discomfort when the twitch response is induced, but it lasts for less than two seconds and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. Some patients report some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by experienced physical therapists, yes. team in Hematite, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a thorough 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 physical therapy regiment. At Axes, our Hematite, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that we know are effective because of our experience and 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 mobility, and the affected body part. Some piercings will be largely superficial 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 easiest 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 we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Depending on your injury or pain and how your body heals, you could need anywhere from one to six sessions to get the most out of dry needling. We’ll personalize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively get you back to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

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

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that aims to balance a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only become popular in the last couple decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your specific insurance plan. At Axes, we believe everyone deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to improve their quality of life and get back to living the life they want. We are more than happy to go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Hematite, 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 experienced physical and occupational in Hematite, MO work with you as a team to devise a personalized 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 running a fast break, biking through the park, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Hematite, 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
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy/Concussion Management
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Nick Baldwin
Front Office

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