Innsbrook, MO

Innsbrook, MO

Dry Needling Greater Innsbrook, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies keep us from the activities we love, or even make basic tasks like getting in and out of the car painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Innsbrook, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been proven through research to help Innsbrook, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be a critical tool for many of our patients that eases pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as unique as each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Innsbrook, MO online or reach out to the location most convenient for you and we will guide you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it may be hard to believe now, with our personalized care you will be sprinting down the court, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Innsbrook, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce chronic pain, improve 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, exercises, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by healthcare professionals in Innsbrook, 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 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 safe and affordable pain reliever for Innsbrook, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing price of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been flummoxed by treatments that just aren’t producing results and are doubting whether or not you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our professional physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and proven treatment plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Innsbrook, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are causing 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 portions of damaged tensed 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 lightly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Innsbrook, MO helps induce 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 essential 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 Innsbrook, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Innsbrook, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report faint irritation from the twitch response, but it only lasts for a second and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some dull aches in the affected region 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 carried out by experienced physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Innsbrook, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a deep understanding 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 Innsbrook, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies show 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 tailored 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 stay in for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to treat tissue deep within the muscles. 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. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to reap the full benefits. We’ll tailor your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and efficiently return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Innsbrook, MO clients feel immediate relief, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to balance a patient’s “chi,” or vital 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?

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 live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If it’s easiest for you, we can go over your insurance plan and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Innsbrook, 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 knowledgeable physical in Innsbrook, MO work with you as a team to devise a customized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve pledged our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, 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 knowledgeable Innsbrook, 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 and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office
Ashley Brown
Front Office


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