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Injury Prevention
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States effecting approximately 10% of men and 13% of women. These numbers are likely to continue to increase over time due to a large aging population. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, however has its greatest prevalence in weight bearing...
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ERGONOMICS ST LOUIS PHYSICAL THERAPY
Over the past several years, we’ve seen a multitude of Ergonomic trends have hit the workplace. But do all of these products really have ergonomic value? The term “ergonomic” seems to have become a junk term that manufacturers can throw in front of a product to charge a few extra...
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de quervain's tendinitis
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Mommy’s Wrist… Is that really a thing? Mom, mom, mommy, mama, mommy. One word is often all that it takes for our attention to leave whatever we are doing and tend to our children. No matter if you are a mom, grandma, babysitter, sister, aunt, great-grandma, dad, grandpa,...
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Axes Physical Therapy Movement Challenge for June
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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There are many different types of conditions that can affect the shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis is one of those conditions and it is the fancy medical term for what is more commonly known as frozen shoulder. First – a little anatomy lesson first so that we are all on the same...
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working out with an injury, advice from a physical therapist
If you’re a regular exerciser, have an active profession, or enjoy playing some type of sport, you have probably done a little too much and been sidelined with an injury at least once. Of course we try to prevent injury when we can, but it can happen to anyone. More...
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Scoliosis Management with Physical Therapy in St. Louis
Do you remember going to those dreaded school physicals every few years? Usually, the worst part was wondering how many shots you were going to need that year. However, for some, when the doctor asked them to bend forward and touch their toes their lives would change forever. This simple...
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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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In 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...
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Where there is no movement, there is pain.
“Where there is no movement, there is pain.” Lower back pain (LBP) is the most common cause of disability and lost work time among working-age adults in industrialized countries (1,3). In addition, it is the most common condition seen by a physical therapist. LBP is the second most common reason...
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