New Melle, MO

New Melle, MO

Dry Needling Greater New Melle, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from 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 New Melle, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help New Melle, 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, releases tension, 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 New Melle, MO online or find the location nearest you and we will guide you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. While it may be hard to believe now, with our personalized care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | New Melle, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to alleviate persistent pain, boost range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it as part of a holistic treatment plan that can include posture education, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be carried out by healthcare professionals in New Melle, MO, such as the qualified and experienced 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 considered a chronic pain condition that can significantly limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and economical alternative for New Melle, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for New Melle, MO patients with:

If you’ve been discouraged by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are getting anxious to get back to the activities you love, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | New Melle, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are sections of damaged tensed or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly puncturing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in New Melle, 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 critical nutrients into the area. Also, 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 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 New Melle, 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 New Melle, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some slight discomfort from the twitch response, but it only lasts for a second and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some soreness in the area for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling better, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by professional physical therapists, yes. team in New Melle, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our New Melle, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through 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?

That depends on you, your level of pain, lack of movement, and the affected body part. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will stay in for a few minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to manipulate harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes physical therapy regiments are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Depending on your injury or pain and how your body heals, you could need anywhere from one to six sessions to get the most out of dry needling. We’ll personalize your plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some New Melle, MO patients express immediate relief, while others will need two or three sessions. Rest assured, all of our patients eventually see improvements.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that aims to balance a patient’s flow of energy. Dry needling is based on 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 improve their quality of life and get back to feeling like themselves. 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 New Melle, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in New Melle, 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 experienced physical and occupational in New Melle, MO act as part of your team to implement a customized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve devoted our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a professional New Melle, 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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