Winfield, MO

Winfield, MO

Dry Needling Greater Winfield, MO. It’s hard to describe how crippling it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from the activities we love, or even make daily tasks like getting in and out of the car difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Winfield, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and evidence-backed treatments to help Winfield, 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, effortless, and vital part of their larger physical therapy 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 Winfield, MO online or reach out to the location nearest 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 tailored care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Winfield, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to alleviate chronic pain, improve range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it as part of a holistic treatment plan along with posture correction, manual therapy, massages, and more. Dry needling should solely be done by medical professionals in Winfield, MO, such as the qualified and experienced physical and occupational therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” is rooted in Greek, with myo meaning muscles and fascia meaning a “flat band,” or the connective tissue inside and surrounding 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. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and economical option for Winfield, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Winfield, MO patients with:

If you’ve been disheartened 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, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling can be implemented into a comprehensive and evidence-backed treatment regiment with Axes.

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

Dry needling works by attacking trigger points in the body that are the root cause of your pain and lack of mobility. The trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are portions of damaged over-stretched or stressed 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 stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Winfield, MO helps stimulate an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. Also, the needles will stimulate 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, the body’s own, homegrown feel-good hormone.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Winfield, MO patients don’t even sense them at first. some patients report mild irritation from the twitch response, but it lasts for less than two seconds and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. 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 qualified physical therapists, yes. team in Winfield, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our Winfield, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments 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 be incredibly shallow and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to access harder to reach muscles and tissue. 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 customize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely return you to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Winfield, MO patients can feel the process working 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 align a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only gained traction 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 deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans 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 contact your insurance company and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Winfield, 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 in Winfield, MO work with you as a team to devise a tailored treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve committed our practice to getting the best results for our clients 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 go about your day without feeling any pain. Get in touch with an experienced Winfield, MO physical therapist online or call the location closest to you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Acute Injury Management
  • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy


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