Warrenton, MO

Warrenton, MO

Dry Needling Greater Warrenton, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary tasks like standing up or sitting down difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Warrenton, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and evidence-backed treatments to help Warrenton, MO residents recover from their injuries or chronic pain and get back to what they most love doing. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a beneficial, simple, and vital part of their larger physical therapy regiment with us. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Warrenton, MO online or call the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. While it might sound to good to be true, with our personalized care you will be sprinting down the court, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Warrenton, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce chronic 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 larger treatment plan that can include posture correction, exercises, massages, and more. Dry needling should only ever be done by healthcare professionals in Warrenton, MO, such as the licensed and knowledgeable physical 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 considered a chronic pain disorder that can affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and affordable alternative for Warrenton, MO residents who are saddled by the rising price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been discouraged by ineffective treatments in the past and are doubting whether or not 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 qualified physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Warrenton, 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 region of your body. Trigger points are sections of damaged over-stretched or irritated 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 lightly piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Warrenton, MO helps stimulate an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will prompt 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, the body’s own, homemade feel-good hormone.

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

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Warrenton, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report light discomfort when the twitch response is induced, but it is incredibly brief and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by professional physical therapists, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Warrenton, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a thorough 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 treatment plan. At Axes, our Warrenton, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. Studies have demonstrated 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 be incredibly shallow and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest 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 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 experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and efficiently get you back to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Warrenton, 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 technique that aims to align a patient’s flow of energy. 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 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. We are more than happy to go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Warrenton, 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 Warrenton, MO work with you as a team to design a tailored 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 running a fast break, dominating your local pickleball league, 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 Warrenton, 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
  • 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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