Winchester, MO

Winchester, MO

Dry Needling Greater Winchester, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from engaging in the the things we love doing, or even make basic tasks like standing up or sitting down difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Winchester, MO, we are constantly looking for new and evidence-backed treatments to help Winchester, 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 valuable, simple, and important part of a more comprehensive treatment regiment with us. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Winchester, MO online or call the location closest to you and we will shepherd you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. While it may be tough to believe now, with our tailored care you will be sprinting down the court, riding your bike, or just painlessly going through daily life sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Winchester, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to relieve chronic pain, boost 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 holistic physical therapy regiment that can include posture correction, manual therapy, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should solely be carried out by healthcare professionals in Winchester, MO, such as the licensed 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 known as a chronic pain condition that can drastically limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and effective treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and economical pain reliever for Winchester, MO residents who are burdened with the rising price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been flummoxed by unsuccessful 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, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our expert 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? | Winchester, 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of inflamed over-stretched or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Winchester, MO helps induce an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and critical nutrients into the area. Also, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by sending Axons, or nerve fibers, to the affected areathat will make the trigger point less irritable. 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 Winchester, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Winchester, MO patients don’t even feel them at first. You may feel some slight irritation from the twitch response, but it lasts for less than two seconds and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some soreness in the area for up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by experienced physical therapists, yes. All of our physical therapists in Winchester, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a extensive grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Winchester, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that have been proven to work through extensive research. 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?

We base that on you, how severe the pain is, lack of movement, and the affected muscle area. Some piercings will not go very deep and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will remain for a few minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to manipulate harder to reach muscles and tissue. 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 customize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Winchester, 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.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to balance a patient’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only been widely used in the last couple 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 improve their quality of life and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. We are more than happy to reach out to your insurance company and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Winchester, 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 experienced physical in Winchester, MO work with you as a team to design a personalized treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve dedicated 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, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Winchester, MO physical therapist online or call the location closest to you.

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  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
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  • Women's Health Therapy - Pelvic Floor
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Sara Crain
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Front Office Supervisor
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MPT, CMPT
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OTR/L, CHT
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PT, DPT, CMPT
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Front Office
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Front Office
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MPT, COMT.
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Front Office Associate
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OTD, OTR/L
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Front Office
Hannah Drake
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Front Office Supervisor
JP Thompson
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Marion Shaw
Front Office Supervisor
Kelly Barnes
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Front Office
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Front Office
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Front Office
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Front Office
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