Maryknoll, MO

Maryknoll, MO

Dry Needling Greater Maryknoll, MO. It’s impossible to describe how debilitating it can be when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary tasks like reaching for something on the top shelf difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Maryknoll, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Maryknoll, 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 alleviates pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as unique as each client, their injury, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Maryknoll, MO online or reach out to the location nearest you and we will shepherd you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. While it might sound to good to be true, with our personalized care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Maryknoll, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to alleviate frequent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often include it in a larger physical therapy regiment along with posture education, manual therapy, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should solely be performed by healthcare professionals in Maryknoll, MO, such as the qualified and skilled 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 referred to as a chronic pain condition that can affect people until they find proven and successful treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and economical alternative for Maryknoll, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing cost of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also implemented trigger point dry needling for Maryknoll, MO residents with:

If you’ve been disheartened by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are doubting whether or not you’ll ever get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, make an appointment for 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 need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Maryknoll, 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 inflamed tight or stressed muscles or tissue that inhibit the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Maryknoll, MO helps stimulate an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and essential nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will stimulate a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. 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 Maryknoll, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Maryknoll, MO patients don’t even feel them pierce the skin. some patients report faint irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it is incredibly brief and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel 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 qualified physical therapists, yes. team in Maryknoll, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our Maryknoll, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. 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 go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the only way to access 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. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll customize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and efficiently return you to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Maryknoll, MO patients find immediate relief, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to align a person’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last two or three decades.

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 deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If it’s easiest for you, we can contact your insurance company and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Maryknoll, 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 professional and experienced physical in Maryknoll, MO work with you as a team to devise a customized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. 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 hitting a home run on your local softball team, biking through the park, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Maryknoll, 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy


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