Owensville, MO

Owensville, MO

Dry Needling Greater Owensville, MO. It’s hard to describe how upsetting it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies is preventing us from engaging in the activities we love, or even make ordinary tasks like standing up or sitting down difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Owensville, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Owensville, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to what they most love doing. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a successful, easy, and vital part of a more comprehensive physical therapy regiment with us. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Owensville, MO online or reach out to the location closest to you and we will guide you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. While it may be difficult to believe now, with our tailored care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Owensville, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to alleviate persistent pain, improve range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often use it as part of a holistic treatment regiment along with posture education, exercises, massages, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by healthcare professionals in Owensville, MO, such as the qualified and skilled 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 greatly limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and successful treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a simple and affordable alternative for Owensville, MO residents who are burdened with the exorbitant price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Owensville, MO residents with:

If you’ve been flummoxed by treatments that just aren’t working 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 experienced physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

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

With dry needling, we treat patients by focusing on specific areas or regions, known as trigger points, that are the root cause of limiting pain. The pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are segments of damaged tensed or strained muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By softly stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Owensville, MO helps stimulate an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and crucial nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That tells the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homemade pain reliever.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used 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 Owensville, MO patients don’t even feel them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some slight irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it is incredibly brief and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by qualified physical therapists, yes. All of our physical therapists in Owensville, 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 Owensville, 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?

That depends on you, your level of pain, lack of function, and the affected tissue. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will remain for a few minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest 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. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll tailor your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely get you back to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Owensville, MO patients feel immediate relief, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that aims to align a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only reached widespread appeal in the last several 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 should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to live without pain and get back to living the life they want. If it’s most convenient 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 Owensville, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Owensville, 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 skilled physical and occupational in Owensville, MO act as part of your team to devise a tailored treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve devoted our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that hitting a home run on your local softball team, biking through the park, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Contact a knowledgeable Owensville, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

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Stephen Brunjes
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
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Clinic Director, MPT


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