House Springs, MO

House Springs, MO

Dry Needling Greater House Springs, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the activities we love, or even make basic tasks like reaching for something on the top shelf painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in House Springs, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been proven through research to help House Springs, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to the activities they love the most. Dry needling has proven to be an irreplaceable tool for many of our patients that relieves pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in House Springs, MO online or find the location nearest you and we will guide you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. While it might sound to good to be true, with our personalized care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | House Springs, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce frequent pain, boost range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a broader physical therapy plan along with posture education, manual therapy, massages, and more. Dry needling should solely be done by medical professionals in House Springs, MO, such as the licensed and experienced physical 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 affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and affordable alternative for House Springs, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing price of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been disheartened by ineffective treatments in the past and are getting anxious to get back to the activities you love, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our professional physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | House Springs, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling works 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are portions of damaged 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 as it needs to. By gently stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in House Springs, MO helps prompt an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and crucial nutrients into the area. Also, the needles will stimulate a “twitch” response by sending Axons, or nerve fibers, to the affected areathat will make the trigger point less irritable. That that communication within the nervous system releases endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in House Springs, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles that physical therapists use in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our House Springs, MO patients don’t even feel them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some faint irritation from the twitch response, but it only lasts for a second and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some dull aches in the area for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by professional physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. All of our physical therapists in House Springs, MO are skilled professionals with a thorough understanding of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

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

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be personalized to your needs. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. In other cases, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and will go deeper 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 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 personalize your plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some House Springs, MO patients can feel improvements right away, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Not really. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to balance 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 particular insurance plan. At Axes, we believe everyone deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to live without pain and get back to living the life they want. If it’s most convenient for you, we can reach out to your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in House Springs, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

Many of our patients come to us as their last resort because, after all sorts of medication and other treatments, they still just can’t find relief. At Axes, our professional and knowledgeable physical in House Springs, MO act as part of your team to design a personalized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve committed our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, biking through the park, 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 knowledgeable House Springs, 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Annmarie Koenen
Front Office

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