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Allison Chaney
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and affects mainly the joint’s cartilage and surrounding bone tissue. OA can occur in any joint – knees, hips, shoulders, and even the hands or fingers, called Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis. The prevalence of thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis is 7% for men and 15%...
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We met Donna when she began therapy in March 2020 for bilateral total knee replacements. If you’re like us, you’re already thinking that this woman is a go getter just from that first sentence! Donna’s therapist, Candace Cunningham, PT, DPT greeted Donna on her first day of physical therapy and...
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One of the most overlooked seasons for a baseball player is the off-season. Whether you’ve played twenty games for your local high school team or fifty for your traveling summer team, the offseason is upon us. After playing so many games your body may need a break, but this might...
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Did you know? 1 in 4 adults over the age of 65 will report a fall this year.  In the US every 11 seconds an older adult in seen in the ER due to injuries from a fall  In the US an older adult (65 and older) falls every second...
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Axes Physical Therapy location #13 in Lake Saint Louis is OPEN for business! Opened 9/13/21, this brand new facility serves those living and working in multiple communities such as Lake Saint Louis, O’Fallon, Wentzville, Weldon Springs, Dardenne Prairie, New Melle and many other well established communities. Located near The Meadows...
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January 2021, Axes Physical Therapy kicked off the 12 Month Movement Challenge. The goal of our year long challenge is to counteract the negative effects that our more sedentary life had on ALL us throughout 2020. The ownership team of Axes Physical Therapy made the decision to do something about...
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Pre-/Post-Op Total Knee Replacement: Education, Expectations, and Progression Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in 2017, more than 754,000 knee replacements were performed in the United States. It’s also one of the most...
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physical therapy lake saint louis
Axes Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that we are opening our 13th full-service physical therapy clinic in the heart of West St. Charles County – Lake Saint Louis, MO on September 13, 2021. This brand new facility will serve those living and working in multiple communities such as Lake Saint...
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pregnancy stretches for hips, back, legs
Since the pandemic rise from March 2020, there has been a significant decline in the birth rate. It was found that there are 300,000 fewer births from 2020, dropping the birthrate by 4%. December 2020 had an 8% decline from the previous December 2019. But with the vaccine being more...
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The development of handwriting skills begins as early as 4 months of age. This is when the palmar reflex begins to integrate and the baby begins to intentionally initiate grasp. Typically, larger muscle control develops before smaller muscle control. Achieving crawling, walking, and climbing milestones is imperative to good fine...
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