Truesdale, MO

Truesdale, MO

Dry Needling Greater Truesdale, MO. It’s hard to describe how crippling it can be when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary movements like picking something up off the ground challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Truesdale, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Truesdale, MO residents return to normalcy and get back to what they most love doing. Dry needling has proven to be an irreplaceable tool for many of our patients that eases pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Truesdale, MO online or find the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. Though it may be difficult to believe now, with our tailored care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Truesdale, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve frequent pain, boost range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a larger physical therapy plan along with posture correction, manual therapy, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be performed by healthcare professionals in Truesdale, MO, such as the professional and knowledgeable 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 known as a chronic pain condition that can significantly limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and cost-effective pain reliever for Truesdale, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing price of medication or have been frustrated by lackluster results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been frustrated by treatments that just aren’t producing positive outcomes and are getting anxious to 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 could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

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

Dry needling works 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of inflamed tight or stressed muscles or tissue that inhibit the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal as it needs to. By softly puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Truesdale, MO helps stimulate a natural response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and essential 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 causes 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 Truesdale, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Truesdale, MO patients don’t even sense them at first. You may feel some faint discomfort when the twitch response is induced, but it lasts for less than two seconds and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some soreness 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 not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by professional physical therapists, yes. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Truesdale, MO are skilled professionals with a thorough understanding of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Truesdale, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. 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 stay in for a few minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to treat 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. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll personalize your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively get you back to the activities that you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Truesdale, MO clients can feel the process working right away, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, 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 two or three decades.

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 improve their quality of life and get back to living the life they want. If it’s most convenient for you, we can reach out to your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Truesdale, 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 skilled physical in Truesdale, MO work with you as a 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 an experienced Truesdale, 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
  • 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
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office
Ashley Brown
Front Office


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