Jefferson Barracks, MO

Jefferson Barracks, MO

Dry Needling Greater Jefferson Barracks, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility 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 Jefferson Barracks, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and evidence-backed treatments to help Jefferson Barracks, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting 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, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as unique as each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Jefferson Barracks, MO online or find the location nearest you and we will shepherd you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. While it might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be leaping for joy sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Jefferson Barracks, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve frequent pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often include it in a holistic physical therapy plan along with posture education, stretching, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should solely be done by medical professionals in Jefferson Barracks, MO, such as the professional and skilled physical 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 referred to as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people until they find proven and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and cost-effective alternative for Jefferson Barracks, MO residents who are saddled by the rising cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been disheartened by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes 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 expert physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Jefferson Barracks, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling works by attacking trigger points in the body that are causing 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 sections of damaged knotted or strained muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Jefferson Barracks, MO helps stimulate an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and essential nutrients into the area. Also, 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 that communication to the brain releases endorphins, the body’s own, natural pain reliever.

Dry Needling Jefferson Barracks, MO | Pain Management | Trigger Point Dry Needling Near Jefferson Barracks

Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Jefferson Barracks, 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 Jefferson Barracks, MO patients don’t even feel them pierce the skin. some patients report faint irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it is incredibly brief and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. Some patients report some dull aches in the affected region for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by professional physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical therapists in Jefferson Barracks, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Jefferson Barracks, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive medical and academic studies. Studies show the benefits 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?

We base that on you, how severe the pain is, lack of mobility, and the affected muscle area. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will stay in for a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to manipulate 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 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 tailor your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and efficiently get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Jefferson Barracks, MO clients feel immediate relief, while others will need two or three sessions. Rest assured, all of our patients eventually see improvements.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that aims to align a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only been widely used in the last two or three 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 live without pain and get back to feeling like themselves. If you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

Dry Needling Jefferson Barracks, MO | Pain Management | Trigger Point Dry Needling Near Jefferson Barracks

Trigger Point Dry Needling in Jefferson Barracks, 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 Jefferson Barracks, MO act as part of your team to design a tailored treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve dedicated our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, taking a morning job, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Reach out to a professional Jefferson Barracks, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT

Locations

Begin Your Recovery Today

Injuries and pain shouldn’t keep you from moving and doing the things you love.