Wilbur Park, MO

Wilbur Park, MO

Dry Needling Greater Wilbur Park, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies keep us from the activities we love, or even make daily tasks like standing up or sitting down difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Wilbur Park, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and treatments that have been proven through research to help Wilbur Park, MO residents return to normalcy and get back to what they most love doing. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a successful, simple, and vital part of a more comprehensive treatment regiment with us. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, their injury, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Wilbur Park, MO online or reach out to 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 customized care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Wilbur Park, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve persistent pain, enhance 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 regiment that can include posture correction, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be performed by healthcare professionals in Wilbur Park, 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 drastically limit people in their daily lives until they find proven and successful treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and affordable option for Wilbur Park, MO residents who are burdened with the rising cost of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

We’ve also implemented trigger point dry needling for Wilbur Park, MO patients with:

If you’ve been discouraged by treatments that just aren’t producing results and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven physical therapy plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Wilbur Park, 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of inflamed over-stretched or irritated muscles or tissue that impede the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Wilbur Park, MO helps stimulate an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to heal the muscle and tissue and promote the flow of blood and essential nutrients into the area. Also, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That that communication to the brain releases endorphins, the body’s own, natural painkiller.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Wilbur Park, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles that physical therapists use in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Wilbur Park, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. You may feel some light irritation from the twitch response, but it only lasts for a second and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. Some patients report some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by experienced physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Wilbur Park, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment plan. At Axes, our Wilbur Park, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies show 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. Other times, the needles will stay in for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the only way to manipulate tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes physical therapy regiments are unique, just like our patients.

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 tailor your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Wilbur Park, MO clients can feel improvements right away, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

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 been widely used in the last several 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 feeling like themselves. If it’s easiest for you, we can call your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Wilbur Park, 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 professional and knowledgeable physical and occupational in Wilbur Park, MO work with you as a team to design a personalized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve committed our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, biking through the park, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Reach out to a professional Wilbur Park, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Mandy Carter
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT


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