New Town, MO

New Town, MO

Dry Needling Greater New Town, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the activities we love, or even make ordinary tasks like getting in and out of the car challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in New Town, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help New Town, MO residents return to normalcy and get back to what they most love doing. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is an effective, easy, and vital part of their larger treatment plan with us. All of our treatment plans are personalized for 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 New Town, MO online or call the location most convenient for you and we will guide you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. Though it may be tough to believe now, with our personalized care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

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

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce chronic pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a larger treatment plan that can include posture correction, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should solely be done by medical professionals in New Town, MO, such as the licensed and knowledgeable physical and occupational 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 referred to as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and affordable alternative for New Town, MO residents who are burdened with the exorbitant cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also implemented trigger point dry needling for New Town, MO patients with:

If you’ve been discouraged by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are doubting whether or not you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced 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 Town, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling works 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 portions of damaged knotted or strained muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By lightly stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in New Town, MO helps prompt a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and crucial nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, 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 Town, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles that physical therapists use 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 New Town, MO patients don’t even feel them pierce the skin. some patients report light irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it only lasts for a second and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. Some patients report some soreness in the area for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by qualified physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. All of our physical therapists in New Town, MO are skilled professionals with a deep 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 New Town, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive medical and academic studies. Studies show the advantages 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 personalized to your needs. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. In other cases, the needles will stay in for a few minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the only 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 customize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely get you back to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

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

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that seeks to align a person’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling is based on 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 most convenient for you, we can call your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in New Town, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

Many of our patients come to us as their last resort because, after all sorts of medication and other treatments, they still just can’t find relief. At Axes, our licensed and knowledgeable physical in New Town, MO work with you as a team to develop a customized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve committed our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable New Town, 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Astym)
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Candace Cunningham
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Abigail Alsmeyer
Front Office

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