Horine, MO

Horine, MO

Dry Needling Greater Horine, MO. It’s impossible to describe how crippling it can be 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 reaching for something on the top shelf challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Horine, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Horine, 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 relieves pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their ailment, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Horine, 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. While it may be tough to believe now, with our tailored care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Horine, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to penetrate 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 comprehensive physical therapy plan that can include posture education, exercises, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should only ever be performed by healthcare professionals in Horine, MO, such as the professional and knowledgeable 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 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 a simple and affordable alternative for Horine, 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 found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Horine, MO residents with:

If you’ve been frustrated by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes 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 expert physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Horine, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of inflamed tight or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Horine, MO helps induce a natural response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to start the healing process 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 that communication within the nervous system releases endorphins, the body’s own, natural painkiller.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Horine, MO patients don’t even notice them at first. some patients report light discomfort once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it lasts for less than two seconds and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some soreness in the area for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by experienced physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Horine, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Horine, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. 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 tailored 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 remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to treat tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes physical therapy plans 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 efficiently get you back to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Horine, MO patients can feel the process working right away, 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 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 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. If it’s most convenient for you, we can contact your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Horine, 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 knowledgeable physical in Horine, MO act as part of your team to develop a customized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve committed 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 Horine, MO physical therapist online or call the location closest to 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
Haley Finnegan
OTR/L, CHT
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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