Knob Lick, MO

Knob Lick, MO

Dry Needling Greater Knob Lick, MO. It’s hard to describe how upsetting it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from the activities we love, or even make daily movements like getting in and out of the car challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Knob Lick, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Knob Lick, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to their active lifestyle. Dry needling has proven to be an indispensable tool for many of our patients that relieves pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to 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 Knob Lick, MO online or find the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. Though it may be tough to believe now, with our customized 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? | Knob Lick, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and musculoskeletal 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 holistic treatment regiment that can include posture correction, manual therapy, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be carried out by healthcare professionals in Knob Lick, MO, such as the professional 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 disorder that can affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and economical pain reliever for Knob Lick, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by lack of results from other treatments.

We’ve also implemented trigger point dry needling for Knob Lick, MO patients with:

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

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Knob Lick, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling works 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 region of your body. Trigger points are sections of damaged over-stretched or strained muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Knob Lick, MO helps prompt a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and crucial nutrients into the area. Also, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That causes the brain to release endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Knob Lick, 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 Knob Lick, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some mild irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it lasts for less than two seconds and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for the first day or two, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by licensed physical therapists, yes. team in Knob Lick, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a extensive understanding of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Knob Lick, MO physical therapists only develop plans that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive medical and academic studies. Studies have demonstrated that trigger point dry needling effectively reduces pain and improves function.

How Long Do The Needles Stay in For? How Deep They Go?

We base that on you, your level of pain, lack of movement, and the affected tissue. 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 as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to access harder to reach muscles and tissue. 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. Depending on your injury or pain and how your body heals, you could need anywhere from one to six sessions to get the most out of dry needling. We’ll personalize your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and efficiently return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Knob Lick, MO patients get immediate relief, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that aims to align a person’s “life force.” 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 should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to improve their quality of life and get back to feeling like themselves. We are more than happy to go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Knob Lick, 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 qualified and experienced physical in Knob Lick, MO work with you as a team to develop a tailored treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve devoted our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Contact a knowledgeable Knob Lick, MO physical therapist online or call the location most convenient for 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Dena Rose
Anthony Meyer
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
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Front Office Supervisor
Lisa Bell
Front Office


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