Hillsboro, MO

Hillsboro, MO

Dry Needling Greater Hillsboro, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make daily movements like getting in and out of the car challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Hillsboro, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been proven through research to help Hillsboro, MO residents return to normalcy and get back to what they most love doing. Dry needling has proven to be an indispensable tool for many of our patients that relieves pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, their ailment, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Hillsboro, MO online or reach out to 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 customized care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Hillsboro, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce persistent pain, boost 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, stretching, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should only ever be done by healthcare professionals in Hillsboro, MO, such as the licensed and experienced physical and occupational therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” comes from Greek, with myo meaning muscles and fascia meaning a “flat band,” or the connective tissue inside and surrounding 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 economical option for Hillsboro, MO residents who are burdened with the exorbitant cost of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been discouraged by treatments that just aren’t producing results and are wondering if 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 learn if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven physical therapy regiment with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Hillsboro, 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 region of your body. Trigger points are portions of inflamed knotted or strained muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By gently piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Hillsboro, MO helps induce an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and critical nutrients into the area. Also, 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, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Hillsboro, MO patients don’t even notice them at first. some patients report slight discomfort when the twitch response is induced, but it only lasts for a second and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel 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 conducted by licensed physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. team in Hillsboro, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Hillsboro, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through 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?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be tailored 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 stay in for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to manipulate tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes treatment 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 fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll personalize your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and safely return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

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

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to align a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only reached widespread appeal in the last several decades.

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 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. If it’s easiest for you, we can go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Hillsboro, 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 licensed and experienced physical in Hillsboro, MO act as part of your team to implement a customized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. 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. Reach out to a professional Hillsboro, 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
  • 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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