Weldon Spring, MO

Weldon Spring, MO

Dry Needling Greater Weldon Spring, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary movements like standing up or sitting down painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Weldon Spring, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Weldon Spring, 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 alleviates pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Weldon Spring, MO online or find 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 tailored care you will be leaping for joy sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Weldon Spring, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce persistent pain, boost range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it as part of a larger physical therapy regiment that can include posture correction, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should solely be performed by healthcare professionals in Weldon Spring, MO, such as the licensed and experienced 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 known as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and economical pain reliever for Weldon Spring, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Weldon Spring, MO patients with:

If you’ve been disheartened by treatments that just aren’t producing results 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 professional physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and evidence-backed physical therapy plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Weldon Spring, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are the root cause of your 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 portions of damaged tight or stressed muscles or tissue that limit the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Weldon Spring, MO helps stimulate an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and crucial nutrients into the area. In addition, 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 Weldon Spring, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Weldon Spring, MO patients don’t even sense them pierce the skin. You may feel some light discomfort from the twitch response, but it is incredibly brief and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some dull aches in the affected region for the first day or two, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by licensed physical therapists, yes. team in Weldon Spring, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a extensive grasp 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 Weldon Spring, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. Studies have demonstrated the advantages 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 personalized to your needs. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will stay in 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. All Axes treatment regiments are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that depends on you. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll tailor 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 Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Weldon Spring, MO clients express immediate relief, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Not really. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that seeks to align a person’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on 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 deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to live without pain and get back to living the life they want. We are more than happy to contact your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Weldon Spring, 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 qualified and experienced physical and occupational in Weldon Spring, MO work with you as a team to devise a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve pledged our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that hitting a home run on your local softball team, biking through the park, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Weldon Spring, 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 Coming Soon
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
Matt Williams
Brian Freund
Partner, DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Kaysie Cope
Front Office
Lauren Vaughn
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Kelly Thornton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT


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