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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.

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.

Axes n. (ak, sēz) A place of great importance to an activity or interest. Where it’s at. Centered.

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

“The team at Axes is OUTSTANDING! I had the best experience there! They were patient and took time to not only show me what exercises to do, but why and how the exercises would improve my mobility. I highly recommend John and his team; they care, it shows and it works!”

Deborah Wilson
Hazelwood, MO Patient

“The Axes Physical Therapy in Union was a great experience. The employees were friendly and the establishment was immaculate. I was nervous on my first visit but they put me at ease. After my six week program I am fully functional again after a knee replacement. If you need therapy this is the place to go. Thank you to all the employees! G. Voigtmann”

Ginger Voigtmann
Union, MO Patient

“Extremely happy with my treatment here. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Very sanitary (in these crazy times). I have received some very helpful information and guidance for my treatment. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and treat you with respect. Would highly recommend using them for all your PT and related needs! Thank you Ernie and all the staff!”

Mark Harris
Festus, MO Patient

“Axes Physical Therapy was awesome! I went there because my ankles were sore from playing Basketball. My doctor ordered therapy in hopes that I could play pain-free. My physical therapist’s name was Candace, and she was amazing. She gave me exercises to do at home, and everything went very smoothly. In less than a month (my doctor thought it would be two) I was totally pain-free! I would recommend Axes to anyone who needs it. 5 (more if I could) stars!”

Briana Schmickle
St. Charles, MO Patient

“I have been going to Axes for a few weeks now as part of the healing process for my lower back as a result of being rear-ended in November of 2020. I was referred to my physical therapist Scott by my Dr and he has been understanding, truly listens to everything I tell him that is bothering me and never makes me feel like I am overreacting, or wrong for my concerns. He shows compassion and empathy and has never treated me like I was just another patient and works with me directly and sets up a personal set of things to do that pertains to my specific injury. The place itselt provides a clean, friendly, relaxing environment with an awesome variety of great music to listen to while you are there. I don't even need to use headphones for my own music because of the fun variety played there!! I definitely recommend Axes for all your physical therapy needs!”

Amy Monti
Affton, MO Patient

“Mark & all the staff at Axes therapy were amazing with our son after his ORIF of his ankle. From the registration staff, to all the therapists and PT assistants, they were all very professional, friendly & so welcoming. Wonderful atmosphere, very knowledgeable & phenomenal interaction with all their patients. Mark designed a therapy program specific to Sam’s needs and goals for recovery. Mark was very instrumental in his progress to regain strength, balance and flexibility. He was always very positive, attentive, and encouraging. I would highly recommend Axes therapy & if we ever need therapy again we will not hesitate to return to Axes. Thank you all for a wonderful experience!!”

Melissa Callaway
Farmington, MO Patient

“I had such a great experience with Scott from Axes- along with Sarah who is super friendly and helpful. I am a physical therapist myself and was in need for some treatment for chronic neck/shoulder pain. I had four visits with Scott and my pain was resolved within those four visits! He’s very smart, caring and provides education during my sessions which I appreciate as a clinician.”

Vanessa K
Affton, MO Patient

“Before my leg break, I spent two hours a day at the gym. After the break, I first declined PT, thinking I could do it myself. Gave it a few days and changed my mind. I know for a fact that had I not gone here, I would not be nearly as far as I am right now. And I will continue to go as long as I possibly can because they make me do things I would have never thought of doing, and that has been key to my recovery.”

Heather kruse
Arnold, MO Patient

“I've been to Axes Physical Therapy several times over the years with a few different issues of upper, lower extremities, back and hip pain. Derek listens to his clients, he knows exactly which muscle groups to mobilize, and help the healing or pain management to begin. First time I've been to Physical therapy that truly HELPED my body feel better.”

Judy Dixon
Farmington, MO Patient

“When I first found out I had to attend PT sessions I wasn’t too thrilled. Until my first day, then I couldn’t wait to return. I wait for 11am to come everyday just so I can go to therapy. EVERYONE in the building is extraordinary and they make each session so comfortable. Huge shoutout to Derrick, he’s been a lot of help and has an invaluable personality. Thank you ALL!”

Philanthrift
Farmington, MO Patient

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