Kinloch, MO

Kinloch, MO

Dry Needling Greater Kinloch, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies is preventing us from participating in the activities we love, or even make basic movements like reaching for something on the top shelf challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Kinloch, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Kinloch, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to what they most love doing. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a successful, effortless, and vital part of a more comprehensive treatment regiment with us. 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 Kinloch, MO online or reach out to 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 tailored care you will be sprinting down the field, riding your bike, or just painlessly going through daily life sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Kinloch, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to alleviate frequent pain, improve 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 larger physical therapy regiment along with posture education, exercises, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by healthcare professionals in Kinloch, MO, such as the licensed and knowledgeable 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 considered a chronic pain condition that can affect people until they find appropriate and effective treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and affordable pain reliever for Kinloch, MO residents who are saddled by the rising cost of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Kinloch, MO patients with:

If you’ve been discouraged by treatments that just aren’t producing results and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our qualified physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Kinloch, 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 region of your body. Trigger points are portions of inflamed knotted or irritated muscles or tissue that inhibit the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly puncturing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Kinloch, MO helps stimulate a natural response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to heal the muscle and tissue and promote the flow of blood and vital 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 Kinloch, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Kinloch, MO patients don’t even feel them pierce the skin. some patients report faint irritation from the twitch response, but it is incredibly brief and is a signal that dry needling is working. You may feel some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by experienced physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Kinloch, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a thorough 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 physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Kinloch, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive research. 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 tailored to your needs. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will remain for a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to treat harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes treatment 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. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll tailor your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely return you to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Kinloch, MO clients feel immediate relief, 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, practiced for thousands of years, that aims to align a person’s flow of energy. Dry needling has its roots in 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 deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to improve their quality of life and get back to feeling like themselves. If you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Kinloch, 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 skilled physical in Kinloch, MO work with you as a team to devise a tailored treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve pledged 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, biking through the park, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Kinloch, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Partner, MPT
TJ Jung
PT, DPT
Lorinda Gaines
Front Office
Chris Casner
PT, Clinic Director

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