Parkdale, MO

Parkdale, MO

Dry Needling Greater Parkdale, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies is preventing us from engaging in the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary tasks like getting in and out of the car challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Parkdale, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Parkdale, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to their active lifestyle. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a successful, easy, and important 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 Parkdale, MO online or find the location nearest 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 skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Parkdale, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to alleviate frequent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often include it in a comprehensive treatment regiment that can include posture correction, exercises, massages, and more. Dry needling should solely be carried out by medical professionals in Parkdale, MO, such as the professional and skilled 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 considered a chronic pain disorder that can drastically limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and cost-effective option for Parkdale, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing cost of medication or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been disheartened by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are wondering if 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 expert physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and proven physical therapy regiment with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Parkdale, 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 portions of inflamed tensed or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By lightly stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Parkdale, MO helps stimulate an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and critical nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That that communication within the nervous system releases endorphins, the body’s own, homemade painkiller.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Parkdale, 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 Parkdale, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. You may feel some mild irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it only lasts for a second and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some soreness in the affected region for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by professional physical therapists, yes. team in Parkdale, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a extensive understanding of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our Parkdale, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive medical and academic studies. 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?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be personalized to your needs. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will stay in for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to manipulate harder to reach muscles and tissue. 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. 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 tailor your plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively return you to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Parkdale, MO patients express 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?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that seeks to balance a patient’s flow of energy. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only become popular in the last couple decades.

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 improve their quality of life and get back to living the life they want. If you’d like, we’ll reach out to your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Parkdale, 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 in Parkdale, MO work with you as a team to devise a customized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve pledged our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, 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. Contact a knowledgeable Parkdale, 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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