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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

“The staff was very proficient, caring and considerant to my needs. I definitely will use them again if needed and recommend them to any and all that need rehab. Thanks to the staff for getting me back up and walking.”

Linda Pendel
St. Charles, MO Patient

“First of all I would definitely give 6 stars if I could the whole staff is professional and welcoming...I never felt more at ease recovering from my injuries. Each therapist brings a different skill set to treat your condition. I am actually sad that I will eventually get better and no longer need their services. I recommend them to anyone who needs treatment you will not be disappointed!”

Johnny Drama
Hazelwood, MO Patient

“The staff there is very nice and friendly. They make you feel like you can ask any question, they readily answers.They talk laugh and joke with you to help keep you relaxed and at ease. Up on the information that they give you , and the therapy treatment you receive ,you know they are very knowledgeable in what they do . I personally came to them for my second carpal tunnel surgery therapy treatment. I must say during the course of my therapy compared to the first surgery and treatment, I've done much better with Axes. I was in less pain and discomfort and I healed faster and was ready to return to work with no reservations, unlike the first carpal tunnel therapy I received on my other hand.”

Vicky Billops
St. Peters Patient

“Great place for your physical therapy, very professional and caring in every way! Sara is a rock star, she really knows her stuff! The only negative would be that one of the therapists watches too much TV while helping their clients. Other than that, I would recommend Axes physical therapy in South County to anyone who expects great and fast recovery from their physical ailments.”

Richard Wachter
South County, MO Patient

“Stacey was amazing! My son tore his meniscus and she really worked with him to get his strength and confidence back. He was back on the field in 5 weeks. I could not recommend Axes more.”

Eric McMahon
Affton, MO Patient

“As a result of a bike accident, I broke my Humerus/Shoulder and had surgery to repair the fracture. The injury was very painful and I was apprehensive of having my shoulder manipulated. Shawn Heck PT was very informative and comforting which really helped alleviate my worries. He laid out a plan for what we going to accomplish, provided handouts of exercises, and gave me explanations for the timeline needed to heal and regain strength to my arm. His knowledge and sense of humor were very comforting and before long I was making great progress. In my 3+ months of PT, I found the staff to be friendly, efficient, and professional. I highly recommend Axes Physical Therapy and Shawn Heck.”

Carol Kirkby
St. Peters Patient

“Love this facility so much, everyone in there made me feel welcomed. My therapist Laura was the best ever, she helped recover the injury I sustained. I highly recommend this facility !!”

Angela Mitchell
Hazelwood, MO Patient

“I have been coming to Axes in Farmington off and on for different injuries for a while and it never ceases to amaze me how friendly and professional the team there is. You are always greeted like a friend rather than just another random patient. They work so hard to help and improve your condition both physically and mentally. There is no place else I would rather go and no other team I would want to work on me. They are amazing! Special thanks to Derrick and Eric for all of the help. They brought such a long way from where I started.”

Zack Farris
Farmington, MO Patient

“I would choose Axes over other therapy businesses in Farmington. They were very kind and always mindful of my pain. Eric was a very good therapist. I would choose him again when I need therapy. It was a great experience.”

Edward Bennett
Farmington, MO Patient

“I highly recommend the St Peters Axes location. Amanda and Jordan work very well together and make PT fun. I am deeply grateful to both of them for getting my knee bending and working normally after replacement surgery.”

Robin Downey
St. Peters Patient

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