Marthasville, MO

Marthasville, MO

Dry Needling Greater Marthasville, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from engaging in the activities we love, or even make ordinary tasks like reaching for something on the top shelf painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Marthasville, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Marthasville, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an irreplaceable tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Marthasville, MO online or call the location nearest you and we will guide you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. While it might sound to good to be true, with our tailored care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Marthasville, 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 chronic pain, boost range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often use it as part of a broader physical therapy regiment that can include posture correction, exercises, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should only ever be done by medical professionals in Marthasville, 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 referred to 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 economical option for Marthasville, MO residents who are saddled by the rising price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by lack of results from other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Marthasville, MO residents 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, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

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

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are the root cause of your pain and lack of mobility. 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 tight or irritated muscles or tissue that limit the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Marthasville, MO helps prompt an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and essential nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will induce 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, natural pain reliever.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Marthasville, 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 Marthasville, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report slight discomfort once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it is incredibly brief and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some dull aches in the area for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by licensed physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. team in Marthasville, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a extensive grasp of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment plan. At Axes, our Marthasville, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices 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?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be personalized to your needs. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to manipulate tissue deep within the muscles. 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. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll personalize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively return you to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Marthasville, MO patients can feel the process working right away, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that aims to align a person’s flow of energy. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last several 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 improve their quality of life and get back to living the life they want. If you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Marthasville, 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 qualified and knowledgeable physical and occupational in Marthasville, MO work with you as a team to implement a personalized 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 hitting a home run on your local softball team, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Marthasville, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
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Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
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Front Office


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