Womack, MO

Womack, MO

Dry Needling Greater Womack, MO. It’s hard to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary movements like getting in and out of the car challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Womack, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been demonstrated through research to help Womack, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to their active lifestyle. Dry needling has proven to be an indispensable tool for many of our patients that eases pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their injury, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Womack, MO online or reach out to the location nearest you and we will guide you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. While it may be tough to believe now, with our customized care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Womack, 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 chronic pain, enhance range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often include it in a holistic physical therapy regiment that can include posture correction, manual therapy, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by healthcare professionals in Womack, MO, such as the qualified and knowledgeable physical therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” comes from 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 affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and affordable option for Womack, MO residents who are burdened with the increasing price of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been disheartened by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are getting anxious to get back to the activities you love, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our professional physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Womack, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are portions of damaged over-stretched or irritated 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 gently puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Womack, MO helps induce an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and essential nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, 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 Womack, 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 Womack, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. some patients report slight discomfort once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it is incredibly brief and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for up to a couple days, 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, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Womack, MO are skilled professionals with a thorough grasp of the human body.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Womack, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. Studies have demonstrated that trigger point dry needling effectively reduces pain and improves function.

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 body part. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will remain for a few minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to access tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes treatment plans are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. 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 best outcome possible and efficiently return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Womack, MO patients can feel improvements right away, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that aims to balance a person’s flow of energy. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only become popular in the last two or three 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 feeling like themselves. We are more than happy to go over your insurance plan and determine if physical therapy is included in your coverage.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Womack, 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 knowledgeable physical in Womack, MO act as part of your team to develop a customized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. 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 be sliding into home plate, taking a morning job, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Contact a knowledgeable Womack, 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

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Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
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Front Office Supervisor
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