Sunset Hills, MO

Sunset Hills, MO

Timely physical therapy care is highly effective in treating this common condition

Sunset Hills, MO Low Back Pain

Sunset Hills, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Sunset Hills, MO, you are not alone. their Lower back pain is a common condition that many individuals experience at some point in their lifetime. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a physician or miss work. From an acute episode directly caused by an injury to long-lasting limitations and pain due to a chronic injury, low back pain is a complex condition with significant effects on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

Physical therapy has fortunately moved into the mainstream, becoming an accepted and recommended course of care for many patients suffering from low back pain. Your physical therapist is an affordable, accessible, and effective low back pain resource that can successfully restore your movement, protect you from further injury, and reduce or completely eliminate your pain. Be among the many patients in Sunset Hills, MO who have experienced significant low back pain relief and a return to normal activities due to the expert treatment and patient-centered approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Discover how we can help you achieve complete relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Sunset Hills, MO lower back pain is a common ailment experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, it is also one of the most common reasons for disability and of missed workdays in adults in the US, accounting for approximately 149 million lost workdays per year. There are wide variety of issues and conditions that can cause lower back pain, each with different risk factors, but in general lower back pain is most commonly found in adults in their 50’s and 60’s, with the first attack typically occurring between the ages of 30 and 50.

Low back pain is typically either considered acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, which can last anywhere from several days to several weeks. Fortunately, many people who ecounter acute low back pain find relief within a few days without the need for major treatment.

However, about 20 percent of individuals experiencing acute low back pain develop chronic or recurring episodes of pain with a duration exceeding 12 weeks of persistent pain. The good news is that most of those who suffer from chronic back pain can still get relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Sunset Hills, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a intricate issue and there are commonly multiple factors at play when deciding on the right course of treatment.

As such, understanding the cause of your Sunset Hills, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. When you attend your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, one of our licensed physical therapists will work with you to understand where your lower back pain issue arises with the use of:

  • A review of your medical history
  • An interview about your symptoms and limitations
  • A physical examination
  • Screenings to eliminate the possibility of other serious health conditions
  • An observation of your movement

We treat a wide range of low back pain causes:

  • Congenital
    • Skeletal irregularities
    • Spina Bifida
    • Scoliosis
  • Injuries
    • Strains and sprains
    • Spasms
    • Traumatic spine injuries
  • Degenerative Conditions
    • Spondlyosis
    • Inflammatory Disease (ie: arthritis)
  • Nerve and spinal cord issues
    • Spinal nerve compression, inflammation
    • Hermiated and ruptured discs
    • Sciatica and other nerve disorders
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

Sunset Hills, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because most Sunset Hills, MO low back pain is attributed to a variety of factors, your Sunset Hills, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a combination of treatments. Your Sunset Hills, MO low back pain physical therapist may use any of the following to treat your pain:

  • Manual therapies
    • Joint mobilization/manipulation
    • Soft tissue mobilization
    • Trigger point massage
  • Strength training
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Core stabilization
  • Stretches and flexibility exercises
  • Ice and heat applications
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Trigger point dry needling
  • Education on back and spine safety
  • Education on body mechanics and demonstration of correct posture and movements for activities such as lifting, sitting, and sleeping
  • When appropriate, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

As an Axes patient, your Sunset Hills, MO low back pain will be evaluated and treated by highly qualified physical therapists with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the Sunset Hills, MO area. We employ data-backed treatment methods that are objectively successful in addressing and removing lower back pain for many of our Sunset Hills, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more serious
issue that requires more involved treatment such as steroid injections or surgery if the primary, more conservative treatments are not effective in resolving your condition. If we determine that this is the case for you, we will work closely with your physician so we can determine the best course of management if your pain does not respond to treatments as expected.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we personalize your Sunset Hills, MO lower back pain physical therapy program your individual needs. This patient-centered approach is our secret to delivering quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to every one of our patients. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is frequently complex and multi-factoral.

Success in Sunset Hills, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Studies have been published that that the swift timing of interventions for acute low back pain is correlated with the ability to recover and reduce pain. There is evidence that responsive and prompt physical therapy care minimizes opioid use (and dependence) as well as spending on medical bills. Physical therapy is an excellent form of treatment for Sunset Hills, MO low back pain because it can address the source of pain without harmful side effects and there is considerable evidence supporting its reliability.

We are staffed by a team of professional back and spine specialists who, as experts in their field, have earned multiple degrees and certifications related to treating Sunset Hills, MO low back pain and other painful spinal conditions. When you are treated by our spine and back team, you will, first and foremost, experience relief from your persistent pain. However, our treatment also helps protect against further damage or injury. Trust our dedication to responsible, safe, and effective care to help you find refuge from your pain and restoration of your abilities.

We treat a wide variety of conditions and complaints and have a team of specialists ready to help you. Some of our other services are:

Sunset Hills, MO Low Back Pain Treatment at Axes Physical Therapy

You deserve relief from your back pain. Experience that relief with physical therapy. Receive evidence-based treatment and individualized care designed and administered by the talented licensed physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will help you move towards complete recovery, overcoming your limitations, eliminating your lower back pain, and protecting against future back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Sunset Hills, MO low back pain.

Receive exceptional physical therapy care at one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Get one step closer to Sunset Hills, MO low back pain relief by choosing the location nearest you or sending us a message online today.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Women's Health Therapy - Pelvic Floor
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM)
  • Spine Specialty – Manual Therapy Certified
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Lauren Cavanaugh
Front Office Supervisor
Amanda Long
DPT, CMPT, ATC
Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Bill Franzen
Partner, PT, MHSPT
Kinsey Jackson
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Zac Schniers
PT, DPT, CMPT
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Natasha Burtchett
Front Office Supervisor
Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
Ashley Kraus
Front Office
Helen Ziegler
Front Office
Addie Kersting
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT, CHT
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
Mark Smith
PT, DPT, CMPT
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Ali Bauer
PT, CMPT
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Haley Finnegan
OTR/L, CHT
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Mitchell Hammack
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Jodi Bielicke
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert.
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Emily Helton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L, CHT
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
Candace Cunningham
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
John Teepe
Partner, MPT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
John Ruesler
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Jennifer Szydlowski
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Brian Freund
Partner, DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Joe Schmersahl
Clinic Director, PT, MTC, CMTPT
Bailey Zimmermann
Front Office Supervisor
Bradley Webb
Clinic Director, PT
Kelly Basler
Front Office
Daniel Scribner
PT, DPT, ATC
Jayne Scanlan
DPT, COMT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Michelle Schrage
Front Office
Megan Phillips
Front Office
TJ Jung
PT, DPT
Kaysie Cope
Front Office
Christine Lucke
MPT, COMT.
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Mary Headrick
Front Office Associate
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L
Lauren Vaughn
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Stephanie Heubi
Front Office
Hannah Drake
DPT, CMPT, ATC, LAT
Kimberly Helm
Front Office Supervisor
JP Thompson
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Marion Shaw
Front Office Supervisor
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Abigail Alsmeyer
Front Office
Lisa Bell
Front Office
Shelby Ellis
Front Office
Kayla Kowal
PT, DPT, CSCS
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office
Erin Bauer
PT, DPT
Annmarie Koenen
Front Office
Kelly Thornton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT
Grace Gualtieri
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Heather Guffey
Front Office
Candy Willcox
Front Office
Lorinda Gaines
Front Office
Jeff Cowdry
OTR/L, CHT
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Chris Casner
PT, Clinic Director
Nick Baldwin
Front Office
Christine Rufkahr
PT, COMT, CSMT
Shawna Morrow
Front Office
Nakeyah Haymon
Front Office

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