Category

Hand and Wrist
raynauds syndrome
Have you ever noticed in winter weather or cold temperatures that the color changes in your fingers, toes, and/or nose? If it is also accompanied by numbness or a freezing sensation, you may be part of the estimated 8% of people in the United States with Raynaud’s Syndrome.
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dupuytren’s contracture HAND THERAPY
“Why is my hand curling up?” This is a question posed to many hand surgeons and hand therapists. Sometimes, the answer is Dupuytren’s (du-pwe-TRANZ) disease, also referred to as ‘viking finger’ – is when the tissue under the skin near your 4th and 5th fingers becomes thicker and less flexible...
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Hand therapists in Affton, South County, and St. Peters.
We are excited to announce in January 2021, based on demand, Axes Physical Therapy has added Hand Therapy services in our Affton, St. Peters, and South County locations. Occupational therapists Annie Pietroburgo, OTR/L in Affton, Matt Williams, MS, OTR/L in St. Peters, and Sarah Schroeder, OTR/L, CHT in South County...
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“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis The beginning of a new year has always brought a chance to start fresh. As 2020 came to a close, New Years 2021 took on a whole new meaning for beginnings and hope for the future. An...
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Patient Spotlight at Axes Physical Therapy, Caitlyn gets her hand rehabilitated by Julie Freiner, OTR/L, CHT
Caitlyn’s journey began when she was 16 years old when she woke up one morning with a paralyzed wrist and hand. After making a concerned visit to her primary care doctor, she learned that she suffered from a nerve injury. The cause was a complete mystery to her and her...
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With summer in the books, things are cooling down — and soon to become downright chilly. And as the seasons change, cold-weather joint pain is something you might find yourself experiencing either before or after those fall and winter activities.
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Carpal tunnel syndroms, signs, symptom, and treatment with physical therapy near me.
Do I… have carpal tunnel? It is the middle of the night, you are sound asleep, you are suddenly woke up by pain not in your back, not in your knees but of all places your hands. They hurt, they burn and they feel like they are sound asleep (like...
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Hand therapy rehab services now offered in Hazelwood, MO Axes Physical Therapy.
We are excited to announce that beginning in early June 2020, Axes Physical Therapy in Hazelwood, MO will offer hand therapy services. Occupational therapist, Laura Jenkins, MS, OTR/L, will provide daily appointments to those suffering from an injury or post-operative conditions affecting the fingers, thumb, hand, wrist and elbow.
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Hand therapy for post injury and post surgery.
“Somehow, my arm was just pulled into the wood splitter…” Betty came to Axes Physical Therapy after almost losing her arm in an accident at her home. On April 14th, Betty and her husband of 28 years were splitting wood in their yard together. Betty said that what happened next...
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Julie Freiner is celebrating Hand Therapy Week in the Greater St. Louis are at Axes Physical Therapy.
Have you noticed how much we communicate with our hands? We play peek a boo with our babies, blow a kiss to our toddlers, give a thumbs up to our preschoolers, a heart hand to our grade-schoolers, a high five to our teenagers,  and a peace sign to our “too...
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