All Saints Village, MO

All Saints Village, MO

You can regain the mobility and independence you once enjoyed. Call Axes Physical Therapy for evidence-based, customized treatment plans to get you back to what you love doing most.

Mobility in All Saints Village, MO. Our bodies are built to be on the go. But sometimes, our bodies don’t work the way they should and it keeps us from our favorite activities, or even just being able to carry out or daily live comfortably. While experiencing pain and other factors that affect mobility can affect our mental health as well, Axes Physical Therapy in All Saints Village, MO can provide you with safe, effective, and evidence-backed treatment plans that are built specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. Whether your mobility limitations are the result of an injury, a chronic condition, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal structure such as sciatica, start on the road back to your best possible movement health and a pain-free daily life as soon as possible by requesting an appointment with Axes today or calling the the one of our multiple locations most convenient for you.

The dictionary defines mobility as, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some people that may mean rolling over in bed without pain, while others need to get back to serving an ace on the tennis court. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if you can’t live the life you want pain-free consult with a physician to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in All Saints Village, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to safely move around in their home environment. This can be simple tasks such as rolling over in bed or carrying a cup of coffee to another room and sitting down. In general, functional mobility is typically though of in three different ways:

  1. Bed mobility — Your ability to comfortably move around in bed, including rolling, scooting, sitting up, and lying down.
  2. Transfers — Your ability to switch between places, for example from a bed to a chair.
  3. Ambulation Whether or not you can walk, and can do so while carrying things.

If you cannot currently complete some or all of the activities above without a person or assistive device helping you, the All Saints Village, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to helping you regain your freedom. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a central nervous system disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll guide you through your journey to the best possible mobility. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility exercises. We also offer vestibular therapy for people who have a debilitating vestibular disorder.

The seven level Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is the main way to assess functional mobility in All Saints Village, MO:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to move in a certain way without risk of injury and in a timely manner
  2. Modified independence, meaning you can perform specific movements but only with a walker, a cane, or crutches
  3. Supervision, meaning you can complete the task by yourself but need someone next to you so you don’t hurt yourself
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can exert 75% of the effort needed to complete the task or more while someone else helps you the rest of the way
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert 50% of the effort needed
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can put in a quarter of the work of the task yourself
  7. Total assistance or not testable, meaning you can complete less than 25% of the task, or that even testing whether or not you can do it is not safe

At Axes Physical Therapy in All Saints Village, MO, your customized treatment plan may include gradually allowing you more and more independence until you get the highest level you can. All of our methods are proven to be safe and effective through extensive clinical studies, and your dedicated physical therapist will begin your mobility treatment with a comprehensive examination of your health to confirm that the treatment modalities we have in mind for you are safe for someone in your exact condition.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in All Saints Village, MO

Needless to say, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just rolling over in bed independently. There are corners to burn on the football field, your pets to play with, and the physical demands of the job you perform every day in order to put food on the table for your All Saints Village, MO family. At Axes, we offer comprehensive physical and occupational physical therapy that can help any individual achieve the activity level they desire. Our services also include:

  • Occupational therapy — Our All Saints Village, MO occupational therapists are an essential part of getting you back to work after a work-related injury. We team up with you and your physician, insurance carrier, workers’ compensation lawyer and employer so you can get back to helping our All Saints Village, MO community and providing for your family as you want to. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain if you can safely go back to work either fully or in some capacity.
  • Sports therapy The last thing any athlete wants to experience is a sudden pop or crack that keeps them off the field or court for anywhere from a couple weeks to a year. Our All Saints Village, MO physical therapy team knows how to help those who are sidelined because of ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, and a variety of other injuries. Our Certified Athletic Trainers also specialize in injury prevention to help you reduce the risk of having to go through an injury again.
  • Pre/post surgical rehabilitation Surgery and your recovery from it are delicate matters that make anyone nervous. Whether your surgery is elective or medically necessary, we’ll team up with the doctors recommending and performing your surgery to help you feel confident in your treatment, and develop an effective game plan to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and lifestyle you are trying to get back to, consult with your All Saints Village, MO doctor about what physical therapy can do for you, or come see us for a free injury screening from a clinically experienced physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in All Saints Village, MO Can Help Improve Your Mobility

The four determinants of mobility are our strength, flexibility, range of motion, and balance:

  • Strength — While physical therapy is effective at rebuilding and maintaining strength, it also helps achieve muscle balance. Surrounding our joints with healthy and equally strong muscles is crucial in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To improve our mobility to the highest level we can, not only do our muscles need to have the strength to control bones, but our muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue need to be able to lengthen, and our joints need to be able to perform a wide variety of movements.
  • Balance — Problems with balance are commonly caused by:
    • Problems with eyesight
    • A vestibular disorder, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the sense of awareness ingrained in our muscles and joints

A clinically experienced physical therapist in All Saints Village, MO will determine what is causing your mobility issues and come up with a treatment plan, based on evidence to get you back to the lifestyle you enjoy most. Beyond therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, your treatment plan may also include:

If required, a physical therapist in All Saints Village, MO can also create custom medically accepted assistive devices including splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to aid you in your mobility and reduce risk of injury.

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How Physical Therapy in All Saints Village, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase strength and flexibility. Your personalized treatment plans:

  • Pain relief, whether from an injury or pain that is chronic in nature without needing to depend on painkillers or opioids
  • In some cases, the opportunity to avoid a surgical procedure by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Movement health education, including exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home with no risk to injury, what you can do to prevent injuries, and the best postures for improved mobility
  • Encouraging you to maintain an active lifestyle, which leads to increased energy, lowers your odds of developing cardiovascular disease, helps control weight, improves your mood, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in All Saints Village, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to type, are in need of meaningful pain management for arthritis, or need to return to optimal movement health following a devastating injury, Axes’ team of licensed physical and occupational therapists is here to help you get back to the activities you love. We employ a leads to positive patient outcomes. To get back your independence and active lifestyle, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or find the location most convenient for you.

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
  • 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.
Amanda Gubbels
DPT, CMPT, ATC
Natasha Burtchett
Front Office Supervisor
John Ruesler
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Megan Phillips
Front Office
Stephanie Heubi
Front Office

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