Pinckney, MO

Pinckney, MO

Dry Needling Greater Pinckney, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from the activities we love, or even make basic movements like standing up or sitting down painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Pinckney, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been proven through research to help Pinckney, 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 an effective, effortless, and essential 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 Pinckney, MO online or call the location nearest you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Pinckney, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to relieve persistent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a broader treatment regiment along with posture correction, manual therapy, massages, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by healthcare professionals in Pinckney, MO, such as the licensed and experienced physical and occupational therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” is rooted in Greek, with myo meaning muscles and fascia meaning a “flat band,” or the connective tissue inside and surrounding the muscles. Myofascial pain is referred to as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people until they find appropriate and effective treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a simple and economical pain reliever for Pinckney, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant cost of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been vexed by unsuccessful treatments in the past 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 qualified physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven physical therapy regiment with Axes.

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

Dry needling works by attacking trigger points in the body that are causing pain and lack of mobility. 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 inflamed tight 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 softly piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Pinckney, MO helps induce a natural response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and critical nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will stimulate 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, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

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 Pinckney, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. You may feel some mild irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it is incredibly brief and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by qualified physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. team in Pinckney, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment plan. At Axes, our Pinckney, MO physical therapists only develop plans 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 tailored to your needs. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. 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 treat 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. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll tailor your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Pinckney, MO patients can feel improvements 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 an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to balance a patient’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?

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 you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Pinckney, 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 experienced physical in Pinckney, MO act as part of your team to implement a customized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve committed 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, 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. Get in touch with a professional Pinckney, MO physical therapist online or call the location most convenient for you.

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Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • 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
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Kelly Basler
Front Office

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