Otto, MO

Otto, MO

Dry Needling Greater Otto, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make basic tasks like climbing the stairs painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Otto, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Otto, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to their active lifestyle. Dry needling has proven to be a critical tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as unique as each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Otto, MO online or find the location most convenient for you and we will guide you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. While it might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be sprinting down the court, riding your bike, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Otto, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve persistent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often include it in a comprehensive physical therapy regiment along with posture correction, manual therapy, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should solely be carried out by healthcare professionals in Otto, MO, such as the professional 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 known as a chronic pain condition that can affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and cost-effective option for Otto, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant cost of prescription meds or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Otto, 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, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and evidence-backed physical therapy plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Otto, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are causing 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 portions of damaged over-stretched or stressed muscles or tissue that impede the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Otto, MO helps stimulate an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to start the healing process and return blood flow, oxygen, and essential 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, the body’s own, homemade painkiller.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Otto, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report slight irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it is incredibly brief and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some soreness in the area for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by professional physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Otto, MO are skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Otto, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. Studies show 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 tailored to your needs. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will remain for a few minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to access harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes physical therapy 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 customize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely return you to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Otto, MO clients feel immediate relief, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that aims to align a person’s flow of energy. 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?

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 feeling like themselves. If it’s easiest for you, we can go over your insurance plan and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Otto, 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 professional and knowledgeable physical in Otto, MO work with you as a team to develop a tailored treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve dedicated 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, 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. Reach out to a knowledgeable Otto, 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy


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