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More than Massage – What Does a Physical Therapist Really Do?

October 16th, 2018

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 do is astounding. It doesn’t

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Arthritis Pain Sufferers- This Blog is for You!

October 10th, 2018

Arthritis is a joint disorder, which features inflammation, pain and stiffness. There is also often a loss in movement with arthritis, as the joints are too inflamed to move. When only a single joint is involved it’s known as monoarthritis. If two or three joints are involved it’s referred to as oligoarthritis. To date there

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Facility Spotlight – We’re Moving!

October 5th, 2018

Facility Spotlight – Farmington Clinic is Moving We’re excited to announce that our Farmington Clinic is relocating this weekend. Beginning on October 8, 2018, we will be seeing patients at our new, large, and conveniently located facility. This move is necessary in order to continue the high level of service that has come to be

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Facility Spotlight – We’ve Moved!

September 21st, 2018

Facility Spotlight – Now Open in Festus, MO! On September 10th, 2018, we opened the doors to our newest facility in Festus, MO, moving the clinical operations from Pevely. We aim to provide the highest level of physical therapy interventions, work and sports related rehabilitation and exceptional customer service that the community has come to

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Feeling Stiff and Achy? Physical Therapy Can Help!

September 20th, 2018

Everyone wakes up feeling some pain in their joints or muscles from time to time. But if you find yourself consistently waking up stiff and achy, it might be time for pain-relief work with a physical therapist. Aching or stiff joints may be a minor problem that is easily remedied; in other cases, your doctor

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Tension Headaches: How to Handle Them

August 20th, 2018

Of the four distinct types of headaches — tension, migraine, sinus and cluster — the tension type is the most common. Of course, stress is a natural reaction to stimuli and can keep us safe from danger. Yet an excessive amount of stress can lead to tension headaches. That’s why learning how to handle emotional

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The Unexpected Benefits of Stretching

August 10th, 2018

Many non-athletes — and even a few actual jocks — are guilty of either rushing through their warm-up stretching, or skipping the cool-down moves after the workout. Yet, along with cardio and strength-training, stretching also delivers significant health benefits. You probably already know that stretching extends your overall range of motion, while also elasticizing your

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Staff Spotlight: Jeff Hunter, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA

August 9th, 2018

This week we welcome another experienced member to the Axes Physical Therapy team. Jeff Hunter, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA will be joining the team and will be the clinic director at the St. Peters, MO facility, opening August 20, 2018. Jeff developed a passion for physical therapy early on. As a child, he was involved

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Facility Spotlight: O’Fallon Clinic Now Open!

August 8th, 2018

On August 13, 2018, we are pleased to open the doors at our O’Fallon, MO clinic, serving the communities of O’Fallon, Winghaven, Lake St. Louis, and many others. Conveniently just north of Highway 40 on Highway K near Progress West hospital, this clinic will offer a spacious, open layout and friendly atmosphere. Clinic director, Jennifer

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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Urnikis, PT

August 8th, 2018

As preparations are underway to open our 6th clinic in O’Fallon, MO, we celebrate the contributions of our staff members and realize how important they are to our success. As a service industry, we are only as good as the team of physical therapists and front office team members we employ. Therefore, it’s with great

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