Weingarten, MO

Weingarten, MO

Dry Needling Greater Weingarten, MO. It’s hard 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 daily tasks like picking something up off the ground challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Weingarten, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Weingarten, 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 beneficial, easy, and important part of their larger treatment plan 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 Weingarten, MO online or call the location closest to you and we will guide you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it might sound to good to be true, with our tailored care you will be leaping for joy sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Weingarten, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce chronic pain, enhance range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often use it as part of a holistic treatment plan that can include posture education, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by medical professionals in Weingarten, MO, such as the professional and experienced 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 referred to as a chronic pain condition that can drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a simple and cost-effective pain reliever for Weingarten, MO residents who are burdened with the exorbitant price of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been vexed 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 knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

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

With dry needling, we treat patients 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 segments of damaged taut or strained muscles or tissue that limit the flow of blood to that muscle. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By softly stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Weingarten, MO helps induce an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and crucial nutrients into the area. In addition, 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 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 Weingarten, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles that physical therapists use in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Weingarten, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some faint irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it is incredibly brief and is a signal that dry needling is working. Some patients report some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by licensed physical therapists, yes. team in Weingarten, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a extensive understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy regiment. At Axes, our Weingarten, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. 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?

That depends on you, how severe the pain is, lack of mobility, and the affected region. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. In other cases, the needles will remain for a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to access 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. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll personalize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively get you back to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Weingarten, 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?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, invented thousands of years ago, that seeks to balance a person’s flow of energy. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last two or three decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

Insurance plans all vary, so we can’t know until we look at your personal plan. At Axes, we believe everyone should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to improve their quality of life and get back to living the life they want. We are more than happy to call your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Weingarten, 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 licensed and experienced physical and occupational in Weingarten, MO work with you as a team to devise a customized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve devoted our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that hitting a home run on your local softball team, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Weingarten, 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
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Dena Rose
Anthony Meyer
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Kimberly Helm
Front Office Supervisor
Lisa Bell
Front Office


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