Wright City, MO

Wright City, MO

Dry Needling Greater Wright City, MO. It’s impossible 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 Wright City, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and treatments that have been proven through research to help Wright City, 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 valuable, easy, and important part of a more comprehensive physical therapy plan 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 Wright City, 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 skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Wright City, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to reduce persistent pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often include it in a holistic treatment regiment that can include posture education, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by medical professionals in Wright City, MO, such as the professional 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 significantly limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and successful treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is a simple and economical pain reliever for Wright City, 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 Wright City, 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, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Wright City, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are portions of inflamed taut 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 properly. By gently stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Wright City, MO helps induce a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and vital nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, 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 that communication to the brain releases endorphins, the body’s own, natural feel-good hormone.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Wright City, 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 Wright City, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report slight irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it only lasts for a second and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue 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, there is nothing to worry about. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Wright City, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a thorough 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 Wright City, MO physical therapists only develop plans that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive medical and academic studies. Studies show that trigger point dry needling effectively reduces pain and improves function.

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. In other cases, the needles will remain for a few minutes and go to the core of 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. Depending on your injury or pain and how your body heals, you could need anywhere from one to six sessions to get the most out of dry needling. We’ll customize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and effectively get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Wright City, 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?

Not really. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that seeks to balance a patient’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last two or three 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. If it’s easiest for you, we can call your insurance company and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Wright City, 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 and occupational in Wright City, MO act as part of your team to design a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve pledged 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 bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Reach out to an experienced Wright City, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L, CHT
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office
Ashley Brown
Front Office

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