Kampville, MO

Kampville, MO

Dry Needling Greater Kampville, 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 activities we love, or even make daily movements like climbing the stairs challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Kampville, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Kampville, MO residents return to normalcy 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 eases pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Kampville, MO online or call the location most convenient for you and we will guide you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Kampville, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve chronic pain, improve range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it as part of a broader treatment plan along with posture education, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should solely be carried out by healthcare professionals in Kampville, MO, such as the qualified and experienced physical and occupational 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 known as a chronic pain disorder that can greatly limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and economical pain reliever for Kampville, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Kampville, MO residents with:

If you’ve been frustrated by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven physical therapy regiment with Axes.

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

With dry needling, we treat patients 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 sections of inflamed over-stretched or stressed muscles or tissue that impede the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Kampville, MO helps prompt an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and critical 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, the body’s own, homemade feel-good hormone.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Kampville, 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 Kampville, MO patients don’t even sense them at first. some patients report faint irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it lasts for less than two seconds and is a signal that dry needling is working. You may feel some dull aches in the affected region for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by professional physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical therapists in Kampville, MO are skilled professionals with a extensive 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 treatment regiment. At Axes, our Kampville, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. Studies show 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 be incredibly shallow 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 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 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 personalize your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Kampville, MO patients express 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 a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that seeks to align a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only reached widespread appeal 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 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 most convenient for you, we can go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Kampville, 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 qualified and knowledgeable physical and occupational in Kampville, MO work with you as a team to design a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve committed our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Kampville, 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
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM)
  • Spine Specialty – Manual Therapy Certified
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Amanda Long
DPT, CMPT, ATC
John Ruesler
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Megan Phillips
Front Office
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L
Hannah Drake
DPT, CMPT, ATC, LAT
Kayla Kowal
PT, DPT, CSCS
Heather Guffey
Front Office

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