Valles Mines, MO

Valles Mines, MO

Dry Needling Greater Valles Mines, MO. It’s hard to describe how debilitating it can be when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the activities we love, or even make daily movements like reaching for something on the top shelf painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Valles Mines, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Valles Mines, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be an invaluable tool for many of our patients that relieves pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Valles Mines, MO online or find the location closest to you and we will shepherd you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While 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 sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Valles Mines, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce frequent pain, boost range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often include it in a larger physical therapy plan that can include posture education, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be carried out by medical professionals in Valles Mines, MO, such as the qualified and skilled physical and occupational 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 drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and cost-effective option for Valles Mines, MO residents who are burdened with the rising price of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Valles Mines, MO residents with:

If you’ve been disheartened by treatments that just aren’t working and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Valles Mines, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of damaged tensed or strained muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. 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 Valles Mines, MO helps stimulate an instinctive 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. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will stimulate a “twitch” response by sending Axons, or nerve fibers, to the affected areathat will make the trigger point less irritable. That that communication to the brain releases endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Valles Mines, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Valles Mines, MO patients don’t even feel them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some light discomfort once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it lasts for less than two seconds and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some soreness in the affected region for the first day or two, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by professional physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. All of our physical therapists in Valles Mines, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Valles Mines, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that have been proven to work through 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 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 as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the only 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 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 personalize your plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and efficiently get you back to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

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

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Not really. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to balance a person’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last several decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your particular 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 investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Valles Mines, 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 qualified and experienced physical and occupational in Valles Mines, MO act as part of your team to design a tailored treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve dedicated our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, biking through the park, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Valles Mines, 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
  • 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
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Haley Finnegan
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Emma Witte
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Shannon Blum
Nick Baldwin
Front Office


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