Hopewell, MO

Hopewell, MO

Dry Needling Greater Hopewell, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from participating in the the things we love doing, or even make daily movements like standing up or sitting down challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Hopewell, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Hopewell, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an invaluable tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their injury, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Hopewell, MO online or call the location nearest you and we will guide you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. Though it may be tough to believe now, with our customized care you will be leaping for joy sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Hopewell, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve persistent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often include it in a larger treatment plan that can include posture correction, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should solely be performed by healthcare professionals in Hopewell, 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 significantly limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and economical option for Hopewell, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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If you’ve been frustrated by unsuccessful 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 learn if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and evidence-backed treatment plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Hopewell, 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 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 impede the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Hopewell, MO helps induce an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and vital nutrients into the area. In addition, 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, the body’s own, natural pain reliever.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Hopewell, 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 Hopewell, MO patients don’t even notice them at first. You may feel some mild irritation from the twitch response, but it is incredibly brief and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some soreness in the affected region for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by experienced physical therapists, yes. team in Hopewell, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding 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 Hopewell, 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 not go very deep 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 penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the only way to access 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 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 personalize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively return you to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Hopewell, MO patients express immediate relief, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that seeks to balance a person’s “life force.” Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only become popular in the last couple 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 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 you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Hopewell, 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 experienced physical and occupational in Hopewell, 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 dedicated our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, taking a morning job, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Hopewell, 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Sara Dowil
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Kelly Basler
Front Office


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