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At Axes Physical Therapy, we have one focus: returning patients to the activities they love. Our physical therapy practice is centered on patient results, positive outcomes and a remarkable experience for our patients and clients.


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Why Axes Physical Therapy?

Experienced Therapists Providing Expert Care

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Our Therapy Services

All patients, injuries and surgeries are unique, thus your therapy experience should be individualized to you and your needs. Our therapy services in St. Louis, MO, are provided by licensed physical or occupational therapists with an average of 15+ years of experience per therapist. We’re proud to say that we’ve seen it all.

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Our Specialty Services

As the practice of physical therapy has grown, so have the options for specialized treatments for a wide variety of conditions. With locations throughout St. Louis, MO, Axes Physical Therapy is proud to offer cutting-edge treatment techniques geared to improve recovery for injuries and conditions that may require a little extra expertise.

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Our Athletic Training Services

Axes is proud to provide athletic training outreach services to St. Louis area schools and organizations. Athletic trainers are licensed and certified allied healthcare professionals who specialize in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and conditions. Our experienced athletic trainers provide compassionate care to athletes of all ages.

Convenient Locations

Accessibility to our services is critical for a positive outcome. We strive to have convenient locations with rapid appointment availability. This allows us to reduce the risk of post-surgical complications and provide care during the acute injury phase before conditions become chronic and costly.

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We're Here For You

As a physical therapist owned and operated company, our focus is centered on one thing – you and your needs. We recognize that this may be your first time in physical therapy and our goal is to make the process as simple as possible.

What Sets Us Apart?

We know that you have choices in medical providers, including your physical/occupational therapist. Axes was founded with that in mind. We’ve committed our brand to ensure the needs of our patients, clients and employees come first.

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Patient Centered

Our singular focus is creating the best possible therapy experience for you at every visit.

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Client Centered

We provide value to our expansive customer base by listening and responding to their needs.

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Employee Centered

Focusing on our experienced and passionate team means we always deliver to our patients.

  • “Tearing my ACL was an all-time low in my life. Axes and the amazing therapists helped me not only physically to get back on the field, but mentally to get back to where I wanted to be.”

    A.R.
    PATIENT
  • “When I woke from a coma, I was unable to move any part of my body. I had a few inpatient weeks of therapy then came to Axes. Jeff was very patient and instrumental to my recovery. Both Jeff and Farren are very professional and make therapy fun. Katee always greets me with a smile and is happy to help in any way possible. I highly recommend coming to Axes Physical Therapy.”

    J.M.L
    ST. PETER'S PATIENT
  • “I have been in and out of physical therapy for several years. I met my therapist, Jeff, the first time I needed PT and was so impressed with him, time spent with me, and concerns for my recovery, that I come back every time I have needed PT. His hours are flexible and he is able to get me in at a moments notice. He adjusts my therapy to what I can tolerate each time I visit. I have also needed ASTYM treatments which I receive from Farren. I appreciate their professional bedside manner while they are also friendly, making the time pass by easily, making it seem more like time with friends rather than a therapy appointment.”

    A.H.
    ST. PETER'S PATIENT
  • “Excited!! Exhilarated!! Ecstatic!! And extraordinarily lucky to have found you again!! Yay! Absolutely no one is more respected by his peers and more beloved by his patients, especially me, than YOU! You are the epitome of the PERFECT physical therapist with both the abilities and personality that inspire confidence! It’s worth the drive and the money (even for this busy, frugal oldster!) to see you who is always upbeat, helpful, friendly, and relentless in your pursuit to make me and my knee a total success! I love how you are aggressive but kind! You have made such a difference in my life, not once, but twice – I could never thank you enough, really! You are the BEST – my superstar!”

    J.B.
    FORMER PEVELY PATIENT
  • “Mark Smith is and has been my therapist for the last 14 weeks. He is very dedicated, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. I had a total knee replacement with complications and my knee had to be manipulated under anesthesia. Mark has worked very hard to get my knee to where it should be, even coming in on Saturday over a holiday weekend. He always explains what he is doing and why. I never feel he is rushing my therapy.”

    M.W.
    FARMINGTON PATIENT

“The Axes-Wentzville team provided exceptional physical therapy care for several different injuries of mine. Every session was helpful, clean, professional, and most importantly focused on the road to recovery. I would recommend that anyone seeking a place to complete physical therapy call Axes and schedule an appointment. Thank you Jeff, Farren, Katee & team for taking great care of me!”

T. Burr
Wentzville Patient

“After a 2nd surgery to repair a failed pt session elsewhere, my Dr sent me to Axes in Washington. It was a brand new clinic, close to home, spacious and bright. Scheduling and paper work was handled smoothly. Kudos and acknowledging this fine group of talented people, administrator Sarah, director/therapist Mike and Steve. Also there was Blake, Sophie, Hunter, Natalie and Sara there to help during the sessions. Last but not least, my primary care clinician, chief therapist extraordinaire Emily. She professionally designed a protocol specifically for me that addressed both my injured leg and my mindset. Through all the months I attended Axes, she was there every step of the way hands on and overseeing my progress… and with all of that, she gave me my life back. I’m forever grateful.”

Jim Wilson
Washington Patient

“My hand therapist, Chantell, was the best…knowledgeable…personable…highly professional and organized. The environment is very enjoyable, relaxing and welcoming. After 7 sessions of therapy on my hand, which had surgery for trigger finger, it was improved more than I had anticipated. I highly recommend Axes and their staff to all…very caring.”

Wanda Lucas
Union Patient

“As soon as you walk in the door you are welcomed and feel comfortable. The one on one attention with the physical therapist is critical. I attribute my successful recovery from back surgery to my time at Axes, gaining strength prior to surgery and continuing six weeks post surgery. The strength I have gained shows me I can run and do things I haven’t been able to do for 30 years. It has given me much hope for an active life at 60.”

Sallie Gross
St. Peters Patient

“My first experience with PT and it was a positive one. I had a minor stress fracture in my ankle. I am extremely active and felt that PT was unnecessary overall, but went to ensure I did not re-injure myself. I was relieved to find that my therapist shared many strengthening exercises with me and agreed that I was doing fine and would not need more than 2 sessions before being released. I appreciate his honesty, knowledge, and experience.”

Jane Hanewinkel
South County Patient

“I have very much improved with physical therapy at Axes. I credit the professional friendly therapist John Ruessler. He is focused on specific exercises for my injury , and providing tools and guidance for at home therapy. The space is very roomy, and equipped with plenty of weights, balls, bikes, and bands. Judy, the receptionist, is friendly and very conscientious of the current COVID challenges. I highly recommend Axes and John in St. Charles.”

Bonna Mora
St. Charles Patient

“We have been in for treatment on two separate youth sports related injuries. Drew did a great job connecting, communicating and ensuring treatment was appropriate and challenging while having fun. Highly recommend to anyone in need of a PT, especially youth sports related.”

Mark Moore
O'Fallon Patient

“I’m so glad that I decided to come to Axes. The staff are so welcoming and helpful. They ensure all of the equipment and tools are sanitized after each use. My PT Brandi, is literally heaven sent. She pushes me when I want to quit, she’s understanding, and above all she CARES. I never write reviews, but wanted to publicly thank you all for going on this journey to recovery with me.”

Roberta H.
Hazelwood Patient

“This is the best place by far, hands down. Eric and Derrick really took the time to interview and examine me and get down to what the real issues with my neck, back and shoulder. I would recommend going to see them if you are having problems of your own. Skip any other therapist and ask to be sent to AXES, their whole crew is friendly and courteous. I would rate 6 stars if available.”

Kelly Callahan
Farmington Patient

“Great staff and a vast variety of therapy techniques tailored to your personal needs. I had a total knee replacement, and after my in-home PT benefits ended, I chose Axes PT. So glad I did! Only 2 1/2 months after my surgery & my knee is 100% pain free & at full motion. 👍🏼”

S.V.
Arnold Patient

“This is my second experience with Axes. I requested them this time. Everyone is very professional, encouraging and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is pleasant, organized and super clean. I’m always impressed with how all the staff helps with setting up equipment for each client. I never sit around waiting- it’s right to work and the staff makes every minute count!”

Kimberly Marx
Festus Patient

“Greg and all the staff at Axes in Arnold have been great with the physical therapy following my knee replacement. Everyone is helpful, kind and encouraging in my recovery. I definitely recommend them!”

Becky Vogel
Arnold, MO Patient

“I can’t say enough good things about Axes Physical Therapy in Festus. The staff is very professional, patient, thoughtful, and so friendly. They are always concerned about my comfort and well-being. Ernie explains what every exercise will accomplish. I have seen so much improvement in my strength and know I will meet my goals. I look forward to each session.”

Patricia DeClue
Festus, MO Patient

“This place is awesome! Great people, spotless clean facility, easy to get to, and great atmosphere. Nick told me what to expect getting my new knee and he was dead on!! Way more informative than my doctor. They for sure made a bad situation as good as possible and I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you!”

Bill Rice
St. Peters Patient

“I have been to three different physical therapy organizations in the O'Fallon area for various issues over the years. This is by far my favorite. The goals and timelines were clear and reasonable. They were motivating and had good suggestions when I was struggling with various movements. Jen is AMAZING at making a personal plan and being very involved with my care and healing. I am well on my way to being back to my normal activity level much sooner than I imagined thanks to her and her team.”

Katie Merrill
O'Fallon, MO Patient

“Jayne and Ray have been my therapist and both are amazing! They take the time to listen to your comments/concerns, and helped me recover so much faster from the ACL reconstruction i had.. All of the staff are professional and very down to earth. The facility is also very clean and organized! I would recommend Axes to anyone in need of any kind of therapy!”

Melissa Weber
South County, MO Patient

“Therapists Sarah and Meghan were so supportive and encouraging during therapy for my wrist and thumbs! Both were extremely knowledgeable and professional and very friendly. The entire staff has such a positive attitude and created a fun atmosphere in the office. I would highly recommend them!”

Lynn Kincaid
Affton, MO Patient

“The environment is friendly & positive, yet it is also professional. My therapist, Sarah, is very knowledgeable, caring, supportive, and competent. The ancilary staff is also very friendly and helpful.”

Rebecca Delaney
South County, MO Patient

“I have had PT at others facilities and I must say they have their stuff together! Derrick,Dena and Andrew have all had a part in my rehab after total knee replacement 4 weeks ago. The PTA’s are great as well. Everyone uses your name and not ma’am or honey(which I can’t stand)! They are kind and caring and can take a joke or two. The front desk girls greet you pleasantly when arriving and leaving, and the office manager is personable as well. If you need help, they have a physical therapist for your needs.”

Vickie Montgomery
Farmington, MO Patient

“At just 34, I recently had a full hip replacement and Daniel has been absolutely awesome in getting me back to normal, which is extremely important to me. He has done a great job in working through some setbacks I have encountered with my replacement, making sure that I will be at my best when I finish physical therapy. The entire staff is extremely friendly and welcoming, and I would definitely recommend Axes PT St. Charles.”

Leah Wilson
St. Charles, MO Patient

“It has been a pleasure working with Zac at Axes Physical Therapy. He pinpointed exercises that would help relieve pain I was having while walking. I was able to walk without pain after a few sessions and feel stronger and more stable each week.”

Lauren O.
Affton, MO Patient

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