Olympian Village, MO

Olympian Village, MO

Dry Needling Greater Olympian Village, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the the things we love doing, or even make daily tasks like reaching for something on the top shelf challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Olympian Village, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been proven through research to help Olympian Village, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to what they most love doing. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a beneficial, easy, and vital part of a more comprehensive physical therapy regiment with us. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their injury, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Olympian Village, MO online or call 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 leaping for joy sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Olympian Village, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce chronic pain, boost range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a comprehensive treatment regiment that can include posture correction, stretching, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should solely be done by medical professionals in Olympian Village, MO, such as the professional and knowledgeable 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 referred to as a chronic pain condition that can affect people until they find proven and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and cost-effective option for Olympian Village, MO residents who are saddled by the rising cost of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been discouraged 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 licensed physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Olympian Village, 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of damaged tensed or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Olympian Village, MO helps induce an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to start the healing process and return blood flow, oxygen, and critical nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, 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 causes 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 Olympian Village, 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 Olympian Village, MO patients don’t even sense them pierce the skin. some patients report faint irritation 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 dull aches in the area for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by professional physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Olympian Village, 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?

Without a doubt, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Olympian Village, 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 be incredibly shallow and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. 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 harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes treatment plans are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll personalize your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Olympian Village, MO patients can feel the process working right away, while others will need two or three sessions. Rest assured, all of our patients eventually see improvements.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

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 has its roots in Western medicine and has only recently become widely used by physical therapists and other medical professionals.

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 live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If it’s most convenient for you, we can go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Olympian Village, 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 and occupational in Olympian Village, MO act as part of your team to devise a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve dedicated 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, biking through the park, 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 professional Olympian Village, 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
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy/Concussion Management
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Haley Finnegan
OTR/L, CHT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Nick Baldwin
Front Office

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