Mapaville, MO

Mapaville, MO

Dry Needling Greater Mapaville, 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 basic movements like climbing the stairs challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Mapaville, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Mapaville, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an indispensable tool for many of our patients that eases pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Mapaville, MO online or call 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 tailored care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Mapaville, 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, enhance range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a broader physical therapy regiment that can include posture correction, exercises, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by medical professionals in Mapaville, MO, such as the professional and skilled 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 condition that can drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and affordable option for Mapaville, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing cost of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been vexed by treatments that just aren’t working and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Mapaville, 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 region of your body. Trigger points are segments of inflamed taut or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By gently piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Mapaville, MO helps prompt an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, 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 tells the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homegrown pain reliever.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Mapaville, MO patients don’t even notice them at first. You may feel some mild discomfort 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 area for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by professional physical therapists, yes. team in Mapaville, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Mapaville, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through 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?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be tailored to your needs. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. In other cases, the needles will stay in 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. All Axes physical therapy plans are unique, just like our patients.

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 safely return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Mapaville, MO patients find 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 an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to align a patient’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last couple decades.

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 live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. We are more than happy to go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Mapaville, 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 knowledgeable physical in Mapaville, MO act as part of your team to develop a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve dedicated our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, 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 knowledgeable Mapaville, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy/Concussion Management
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Haley Finnegan
OTR/L, CHT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Nick Baldwin
Front Office

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