Leadwood, MO

Leadwood, MO

Dry Needling Greater Leadwood, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the activities we love, or even make basic movements like standing up or sitting down challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Leadwood, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been proven through research to help Leadwood, 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 relieves pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Leadwood, MO online or find the location most convenient for 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 customized care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Leadwood, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve frequent pain, improve range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often include it in a broader treatment plan along with posture education, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by medical professionals in Leadwood, MO, such as the licensed and knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. The root myo refers to your muscles, while fascia refers to the connective tissue between the muscles. Myofascial pain is known as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people until they find appropriate and successful treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and cost-effective pain reliever for Leadwood, 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 Leadwood, MO patients with:

If you’ve been flummoxed by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are wondering if 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 experienced physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and evidence-backed treatment regiment with Axes.

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

Dry needling works 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 portions of inflamed knotted or stressed muscles or tissue that impede the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By softly puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Leadwood, MO helps induce an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That that communication within the nervous system releases endorphins, the body’s own, homegrown pain reliever.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Leadwood, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Leadwood, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. You may feel some mild irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it only lasts for a second and is a signal that dry needling is working. You may feel some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by licensed physical therapists, yes. All of our physical therapists in Leadwood, MO are knowledgeable 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 physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Leadwood, MO physical therapists only develop plans that we know are effective because of our experience and 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?

We base that on you, how severe the pain is, lack of mobility, and the affected region. 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 will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the only way to manipulate 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. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll customize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

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

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that seeks to align a person’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?

That depends on your particular insurance 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. 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 Leadwood, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Leadwood, 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 Leadwood, MO work with you as a team to design a tailored treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve devoted our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, biking through the park, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Contact a professional Leadwood, 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

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Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT, CHT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Kimberly Helm
Front Office Supervisor
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Front Office

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