Moscow Mills, MO

Moscow Mills, MO

Dry Needling Greater Moscow Mills, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies is preventing us from engaging in the the things we love doing, or even make daily movements like picking something up off the ground difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Moscow Mills, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Moscow Mills, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to their active lifestyle. Dry needling has proven to be an invaluable tool for many of our patients that relieves pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Moscow Mills, MO online or find the location most convenient for you and we will guide 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 sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Moscow Mills, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to relieve persistent pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a comprehensive treatment plan along with posture education, manual therapy, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should solely be carried out by medical professionals in Moscow Mills, MO, such as the professional and skilled physical 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 considered a chronic pain condition that can drastically limit people in their daily lives until they find proven and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and affordable option for Moscow Mills, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing price of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Moscow Mills, MO patients with:

If you’ve been disheartened by ineffective 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, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our licensed physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and evidence-backed physical therapy regiment with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Moscow Mills, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of damaged over-stretched or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Moscow Mills, MO helps stimulate an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to start the healing process and return blood flow, oxygen, and critical nutrients into the area. Also, 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 that communication to the brain releases endorphins, the body’s own, natural painkiller.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Moscow Mills, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Moscow Mills, MO patients don’t even sense them at first. You may feel some mild discomfort from the twitch response, but it only lasts for a second and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some dull aches in the area for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by professional physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical therapists in Moscow Mills, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a extensive understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Moscow Mills, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through 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?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be tailored to your needs. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow 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 penetrate deep 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 best outcome possible and efficiently get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Moscow Mills, MO clients express immediate relief, 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 an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to balance a person’s flow of energy. Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only been widely used in the last couple 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 living the life they want. We are more than happy to contact your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Moscow Mills, 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 experienced physical in Moscow Mills, MO work with you as a team to design a tailored treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve pledged our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, 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 Moscow Mills, 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
  • 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
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office
Ashley Brown
Front Office


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