Pevely, MO

Pevely, MO

Dry Needling Greater Pevely, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from participating in the activities we love, or even make basic tasks like picking something up off the ground painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Pevely, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and evidence-backed treatments to help Pevely, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a valuable, simple, and essential part of a more comprehensive treatment plan with us. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Pevely, MO online or find the location nearest you and we will shepherd you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. Though it may be hard to believe now, with our personalized care you will be sprinting down the field, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Pevely, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce frequent pain, improve range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a holistic treatment regiment along with posture correction, exercises, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should only ever be performed by medical professionals in Pevely, MO, such as the professional and knowledgeable physical 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 known as a chronic pain condition that can affect people until they find appropriate and effective treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and economical option for Pevely, MO residents who are saddled by the rising cost of prescription meds or have been frustrated by lack of results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been frustrated 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, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Pevely, 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 pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of damaged taut or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly puncturing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Pevely, MO helps prompt an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to heal the muscle and tissue and promote the flow of blood and vital 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, homegrown painkiller.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Pevely, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. You may feel some light discomfort once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it only lasts for a second and is a signal that dry needling is working. You may feel some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by experienced physical therapists, yes. team in Pevely, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a deep grasp of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Pevely, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. 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 largely superficial and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will remain for a few minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the only 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 we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to reap the full benefits. We’ll tailor your plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Pevely, MO patients obtain 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 practice that aims to align a person’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on 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 particular insurance plan. At Axes, we believe everyone deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to live without pain and get back to living the life they want. We are more than happy to contact your insurance company and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Pevely, 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 professional and skilled physical and occupational in Pevely, MO act as part of your team to design a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve committed our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that hitting a home run on your local softball team, taking a morning job, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Reach out to a professional Pevely, 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
  • 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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