Marlborough, MO

Marlborough, MO

Dry Needling Greater Marlborough, MO. It’s hard to describe how upsetting it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the activities we love, or even make basic movements like reaching for something on the top shelf difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Marlborough, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been proven through research to help Marlborough, MO residents return to normalcy and get back to what they most love doing. Dry needling has proven to be an irreplaceable tool for many of our patients that relieves pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Marlborough, MO online or call the location closest to you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it may be tough to believe now, with our personalized care you will be sprinting down the field, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Marlborough, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve persistent pain, boost range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often include it in a comprehensive treatment plan along with posture education, exercises, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be carried out by medical professionals in Marlborough, MO, such as the qualified and knowledgeable physical 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 drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and affordable pain reliever for Marlborough, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Marlborough, 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 lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our qualified physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven physical therapy plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Marlborough, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of damaged taut or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By lightly piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Marlborough, MO helps prompt a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and crucial nutrients into the area. In addition, 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 tells 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 Marlborough, 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 Marlborough, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report mild irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it lasts for less than two seconds and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by experienced physical therapists, yes. team in Marlborough, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a extensive understanding of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Marlborough, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. Studies show the benefits trigger point dry needling can have for people with injuries or chronic pain.

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

We base that on you, your level of pain, lack of mobility, and the affected tissue. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. 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. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll personalize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Marlborough, MO clients can feel improvements right away, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that seeks to balance 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 should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to live without pain and get back to living the life they want. 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 Marlborough, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Marlborough, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

We’ve seen so many patients frustrated by an inability to find pain relief or a return to normal function and activity through medication or other treatments. At Axes, our licensed and knowledgeable physical and occupational in Marlborough, MO act as part of your team to develop a personalized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve pledged 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, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Marlborough, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
Scott Gallant
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Stephanie Heubi
Front Office


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