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shoulder injury
Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the sport of pickleball, a proper warm-up prior to hitting the court is key for maximizing your performance and helping to reduce your risk of injury.  The main concept for a proper pickleball warm-up is preparing your muscles and joints...
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Knee Pain
March Madness has come to it’s conclusion and it was a great tournament this year. It’s always amazing to see how these players bodies can withstand months of practice and intense games, while my knees hurt after playing a little one-on-one with my husband and kids. There’s an explanation behind...
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hand therapy
We are excited to announce that beginning January 7, 2019, our certified hand therapy service offerings will expand to the St. Charles County region with the addition of a highly experienced certified hand therapist. Julie Freiner, OTR/L, CHT received her certification in hand therapy in 2000. For the last 18...
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hand therapy
Effective November 26, 2018, Axes Physical Therapy is excited to announce that we will begin offering Certified Hand Therapy services at our Festus, MO location. Jennifer Hoffman, CHT, OTR/L is highly experienced in managing post-surgical conditions, along with acute and chronic injuries, affecting the fingers, hand, wrist and elbow. She...
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stretching before sports
While I’ve only been a licensed physical therapist (PT) for a short period of time, I am often asked why I chose the field of physical therapy. I remember hearing my classmates’ stories during PT school and listening to how many people decided to apply at the last minute, unsure...
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axes physical therapy sign
We are pleased to announce the opening of our 8th clinic in Arnold, MO. This facility, conveniently located at Richardson Road and I-55 in the Richardson Crossing shopping plaza, will serve those living and working in northern Jefferson County. Greg Nicholas, MPT, CMPT, will be the clinic director at this...
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sciatica pain
In line with our theme for National Physical Therapy Month, today I am going to build off the previous post that explained WHAT physical therapy is and discuss WHO would benefit from physical therapy. The easy answer is that everyone could benefit from some movement progression and exercise…so I guess...
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getting back in the game
In honor of October being National Physical Therapy Month, I thought it would be a great time to talk about what physical therapy is and what physical therapists do. The profession of physical therapy has evolved greatly over the years, but the number of people who don’t understand what we...
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