Matson, MO

Matson, MO

Dry Needling Greater Matson, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies is preventing us from participating in the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary movements like reaching for something on the top shelf difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Matson, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Matson, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to their active lifestyle. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a valuable, simple, and important part of a more comprehensive treatment plan with us. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their ailment, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Matson, MO online or find the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. 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? | Matson, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce chronic pain, improve range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often use it as part of a larger treatment plan that can include posture correction, exercises, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should solely be performed by healthcare professionals in Matson, MO, such as the qualified and skilled 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 significantly limit people in their daily lives until they find proven and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and affordable pain reliever for Matson, MO residents who are burdened with the rising price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Matson, MO residents with:

If you’ve been disheartened by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are getting anxious to get back to the activities you love, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our qualified physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Matson, 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 damaged tensed or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly puncturing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Matson, MO helps prompt an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and vital nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by sending Axons, or nerve fibers, to the affected areathat will make the trigger point less irritable. That that communication to the brain releases endorphins, the body’s own, homemade feel-good hormone.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Matson, MO patients don’t even feel them at first. You may feel some faint discomfort when the twitch response is induced, but it lasts for less than two seconds and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some soreness in the affected region 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 performed by qualified physical therapists, yes. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Matson, MO are skilled professionals with a deep understanding 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 Matson, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through 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?

That depends on you, how severe the pain is, lack of mobility, and the affected muscle area. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will stay in 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 treat 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 we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll customize your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and safely get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Matson, MO clients express 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?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to align a person’s flow of energy. Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only reached widespread appeal in the last two or three decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your specific 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 it’s most convenient for you, we can contact your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Matson, 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 in Matson, MO work with you as a team to implement a customized 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, taking a morning job, 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 Matson, 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
  • 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
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Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
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