Woodson Terrace, MO

Woodson Terrace, MO

Dry Needling Greater Woodson Terrace, 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 activities we love, or even make daily movements like picking something up off the ground challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Woodson Terrace, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Woodson Terrace, 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 successful, easy, and vital part of their larger treatment regiment with us. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Woodson Terrace, MO online or call the location most convenient for you and we will guide 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 sprinting down the field, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Woodson Terrace, 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 reduce persistent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often include it in a broader physical therapy regiment along with posture correction, manual therapy, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be performed by healthcare professionals in Woodson Terrace, MO, such as the professional and skilled physical and occupational 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 disorder that can affect people for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and cost-effective option for Woodson Terrace, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant cost of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Woodson Terrace, MO residents with:

If you’ve been frustrated by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are doubting whether or not you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our licensed physical and occupational therapists to see if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Woodson Terrace, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are portions of inflamed tensed or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By gently stabbing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Woodson Terrace, MO helps prompt an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and critical nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will prompt 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 Woodson Terrace, 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 Woodson Terrace, MO patients don’t even sense them pierce the skin. some patients report mild irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it only lasts for a second and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some dull aches in the area for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s conducted by experienced physical therapists, yes. team in Woodson Terrace, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Woodson Terrace, MO physical therapists only develop plans that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive medical and academic studies. 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 not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. In other cases, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to treat tissue deep within the muscles. Your entire experience at Axes will be based exclusively on what is best for you.

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 get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Woodson Terrace, MO clients 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?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to balance a person’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only recently become widely used by physical therapists and other medical professionals.

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 live without pain and get back to living the life they want. If it’s easiest for you, we can go over your insurance plan and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Woodson Terrace, 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 skilled physical and occupational in Woodson Terrace, 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 dedicated 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, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Woodson Terrace, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
TJ Jung
PT, DPT
Lorinda Gaines
Front Office
Chris Casner
PT, Clinic Director
Stacy Ptak
Front Office

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