Barretts, MO

Barretts, 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 the activities you love.

Mobility in Barretts, MO. Our bodies are built to move. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it keeps us from the activities we love. While experiencing pain and other factors that affect mobility also have an impact on our emotional well-being, Axes Physical Therapy in Barretts, MO can provide you with solutions that have been proven to get results and that are built specifically to getting you back to the life you want to live. Whether your mobility is limited because of an injury, a disease, or a musculoskeletal problem such as sciatica, take the first steps in your best possible movement health and comfort as soon as possible by scheduling a mobility and injury analysis with Axes today or calling the location nearest you.

The dictionary definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some of us that is as simple as walking up the stairs comfortably, while for others it may mean making a diving catch in their softball league. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if you can’t live the life you want comfortable consult with your doctor to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Barretts, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to complete basic tasks. This includes simple tasks such as getting in and out of bed or walking up a flight of stairs. In general, there are three types of functional mobility:

  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 surfaces, for example from a chair, bed, or sofa to another.
  3. Ambulation If you can walk on your own while having objects in your hands.

If you cannot currently complete some or all of the tasks above without the aid of a person or assistive device, the Barretts, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to getting your independence back. Whether the condition affecting you is an ACL tear, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a degenerative condition like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll guide you through your journey to the best possible mobility. Most treatment plans include strengthening, balance, and flexibility training. Our therapists are also highly trained in vestibular therapy for people who have a debilitating vestibular disorder.

Barretts, MO physical therapists often rely on the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) of seven levels to determine someone’s functional mobility:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you can complete a specified task safely and in a relatively normal amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you can perform certain movements but only with a walker, a cane, or crutches
  3. Supervision, meaning you can perform the movement independently but need someone to monitor you for safety
  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 perform about 50% of the work required
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can complete about 25% of the task without assistance
  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 could lead to you becoming hurt

At Axes Physical Therapy in Barretts, MO, your customized treatment plan may include safely taking you up through the seven levels, or at least to the highest level possible. 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 thorough examination of your health to ensure that the exercises we use are safe for someone in your exact condition.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Barretts, MO

Of course, simply rolling over in bed without assistance does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are doubles to hit in your softball league, fun activities to share with your family, and the vocational tasks you need to carry out every day so that you can put food on the table for your Barretts, MO family. At Axes, we offer comprehensive physical and occupational physical therapy that can help any athlete, worker, or family member achieve the activity level they desire. Our services also include:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Barretts, MO occupational therapists are essential to your return to work when an injury or condition limits the mobility needed to to do your hob. We serve as an integral member of your workers’ compensation team so you can get back to contributing to our Barretts, MO community and providing for your family as you always have. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine if you can safely go back to work either fully or at some level.
  • Sports therapy Every athletes worst nightmare is an unexpected pop or crack that keeps them inactive and limited for anywhere from a couple weeks to a year. Our Barretts, 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 avoid re-injury.
  • Pre/post surgical rehabilitation Surgery is a complex and nerve-racking procedure for anyone. Whether your surgery is a matter of choice or a strong recommendation from a physician, we’ll work with your physician and surgeons to form a complete surgical team to give you piece of mind, and formulate a proven strategy to restore optimal mobility.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the extent to wish you want to improve it, consult with your Barretts, MO doctor about whether they think getting you a prescription for physical therapy is right for you, or come see us for a free injury screening from a professional physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Barretts, MO Can Help Improve Your Mobility

Our mobility is based on our strength, flexibility, range of motion, and balance:

  • Strength — While physical therapy is effective at rebuilding and maintaining strength, it also helps to make sure no muscle is stronger or weaker than it should be in relation to the muscles around it. Having equal muscle balance around joints is vital to preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To achieve optimal movement health, 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 — Balance issues are typically caused by:
    • Problems with eyesight
    • A vestibular disorder, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the receptors in our muscles that monitor length, tension, pressure and noxious stimuli

A professional physical therapist in Barretts, MO will be able to identify the source of your mobility issues and develop a treatment plan, based on empirical research to improve your movement health. In addition to restorative strength, flexibility, and core exercises, We can help you improve your mobility with:

If required, a physical therapist in Barretts, MO can also fit you for medically accepted assistive devices including splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to best facilitate movement.

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How Physical Therapy in Barretts, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase mobility. As we work to improve your movement health, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Pain relief, whether from an injury or pain that is chronic in nature without having to use costly and potentially habit forming prescription drugs
  • In some cases, the potential to avoid surgery by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Mobility education, including exercises you can safely do at home, injury prevention techniques, and correct posture
  • Encouraging you to maintain an active lifestyle, carries with it the benefits of enhanced energy, decreases your odds of developing cardiovascular disease, helps control weight, makes you feel better, and encourages your body to get a full 8 hours of sleep

Other services we offer in Barretts, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to use a computer, are looking for meaningful pain management for joint problems, or need to return to optimal movement health following a devastating injury, Axes’ team of licensed physical and occupational therapists will develop and implement the treatment plan that works best for you. We employ a an approach that focuses on personalized treatment. To get back your independence and active lifestyle, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or find the location that works best for you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Acute Injury Management
  • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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