Black Jack, MO

Black Jack, MO

It is possible to regain the mobility and independence you once had. Call Axes Physical Therapy for proven, personalized treatment plans to get you back to the activities you love.

Mobility in Black Jack, MO. Our bodies are built to move. But sometimes, we sustain an injury or other condition that keeps us from the activities we love. While that loss of physical mobility also have an impact on our emotional well-being, Axes Physical Therapy in Black Jack, MO offers safe, effective, and evidence-backed treatment plans that are customized specifically to you and your needs. Whether your mobility limitations are the result of an injury, a degenerative condition, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal skeleton such as sciatica, take the first steps in optimal mobility and a pain-free daily life now by setting up a mobility and injury analysis with Axes today or calling the the one of our 15 locations most convenient for you.

The dictionary definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some people that looks like picking up their kids comfortably, while others need to get back to sprinting down the basketball court on a fast break. Whatever it means to you, if can’t complete the activities you want to speak with your doctor about professional physical therapy services.

Functional Mobility in Black Jack, MO

Functional mobility refers to a person’s ability to safely and efficiently move around in their home environment. This includes anything from comfortably laying down in bed each night or bringing a cup of coffee to the next room and sitting on a chair. Fundamentally, there are three types of functional mobility:

  1. Bed mobility — Your ability to scoot, roll, and get in and out of bed with ease.
  2. Transfers — Your ability to switch between places, 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 Black Jack, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to helping you restore your independence. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a degenerative condition like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll guide you through your journey to optimal mobility. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility exercises. Our therapists are also specialists vestibular therapy to help with vestibular disorders that cause dizziness and vertigo.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to complete a specified task without risk of injury and in a relatively normal amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you can perform specific movements but only with an assistive device
  3. Supervision, meaning you can complete the task by yourself but need someone to monitor you so you don’t hurt yourself
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can do 75% or more while a physical therapist does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can perform about half of the work required
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can put in a quarter of the work 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 Black Jack, MO, your tailor-made treatment plan may include gradually taking you from the first level 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 evaluation of your health to ensure 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 Black Jack, 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, 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 Black Jack, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists can help any athlete, worker, or family member reach the optimal movement health they need to get back to the activities they love. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Black Jack, 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 team up with you and your physician, insurance carrier, attorney and employer so you can get back to being an integral member of our Black Jack, MO community and providing for your family the best way you can. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain what functional capacities you are capable of.
  • Sports therapy The last thing anyone who loves playing sports wants to experience is an unexpected pop or crack that sidelines them and keeps them from what they love for weeks, months, or longer. If you suffer an ACL tear, rotator cuff tear, or other sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy in Black Jack, MO will help you regain your mobility and get you back on the field or court as soon as is safely possible. Our Certified Athletic Trainers are big believers in teaching injury prevention to help you reduce the risk of having to go through an injury again.
  • 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 successful strategy to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the level of improved mobility you desire, consult with your Black Jack, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is a good option for you, or come see us for a free injury screening from a qualified physical or occupational therapist.

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

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

  • Strength — While physical therapy can help rebuild muscle after an injury and slow the weakening of muscles as we age, it also helps achieve muscle balance. Surrounding our joints with healthy and equally strong muscles is imperative in 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, ligaments, 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 commonly caused by:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular disorder, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, or the network between your sensory receptors and your nervous system

A licensed physical therapist in Black Jack, MO will be able to identify the source of your limitations in mobility and come up with a safe and effective treatment plan to get you back to the lifestyle you enjoy most. In addition to therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If required, a physical therapist in Black Jack, MO can also fit you for 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 Black Jack, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

The benefits of physical therapy go beyond just getting around easier, getting back to work, or getting back on the field. As we work to improve your movement health, you’ll also see the following benefits:

  • 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 opportunity to avoid surgery by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Movement health education, including physical therapy techniques you can do in the comfort of your own home with no risk to injury, what you can do to prevent injuries, and correct posture
  • Motivating you to maintain an active lifestyle, carries with it the benefits of increased energy, lowers your risk of heart disease, helps control weight, makes you feel better, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Black Jack, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to type, are looking for meaningful pain management for sciatica, or want to get back on the field after a sports injury, Axes’ team of licensed physical and occupational therapists is here to help you get back to what you love doing most. We employ a client-centered approach. 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
TJ Jung
PT, DPT

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