Brentwood, MO

Brentwood, MO

Limited mobility does not have to follow you for the rest of your life. Call Axes Physical Therapy for evidence-based, personalized treatment plans to get you back to what you love doing most.

Mobility in Brentwood, MO. Our bodies are built to move. But sometimes, we sustain an injury or other condition that impedes us from the activities we love. While that loss of physical mobility can affect our mental health as well, Axes Physical Therapy in Brentwood, MO can implement solutions that have been proven to work and that are tailored specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. Whether your mobility is limited because of acute trauma, a disease, or a musculoskeletal issue such as sciatica, start on the road back to optimal movement health and meaningful pain relief as soon as possible by setting up an appointment with Axes today or calling the the one of our 15 locations most convenient for you.

The dictionary defines mobility as, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some Brentwood, MO residents that is as simple as getting in and out of a chair comfortably, while for others it may mean sprinting down the basketball court on a fast break. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if your mobility is severely restricted speak with a physician to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Brentwood, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to safely and efficiently move around in their home environment. This can be simple tasks such as rolling over in bed or getting in and out of the shower safely. In general, functional mobility can be broken down into three categories:

  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 one chair to another.
  3. Ambulation Your ability to walk freely without the need of assistance. This also includes walking while being able to carry objects.

If you cannot currently complete some or all of the activities above without a person or assistive device helping you, the Brentwood, 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 central nervous system disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll guide you through your journey to the best possible mobility. Most treatment plans include strengthening, balance, and flexibility exercises. Our therapists are also highly trained in vestibular therapy to help with vestibular disorders that cause sensory dysfunction.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you can achieve specific mobility thresholds safely and in a relatively normal amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you need a device such as crutches to complete the task
  3. Supervision, meaning you can complete the task independently but need someone to monitor you so you don’t hurt yourself
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can do 75% or more while someone else helps you the rest of the way
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can perform about 50% of the work needed
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can complete about 25% of the task yourself
  7. Total assistance or not testable, meaning you can complete less than 25% of the task, or that the activity is not safe to test

At Axes Physical Therapy in Brentwood, MO, your customized treatment plan may include safely taking you up through the seven levels, or at least to the highest level you are able to achieve. All of our treatment plans are proven to be safe and effective through extensive clinical studies, and when you and your licensed physical therapist first meet, they will perform a thorough examination of your health to verify that the treatment modalities we have in mind for you are safe for someone suffering from the same ailment you are.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Brentwood, MO

Of course, simply being to move between chairs without limitations does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are pickleball leagues to dominate, your children to play with, and the vocational tasks you need to carry out every day so that you can provide for your Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, MO occupational therapists are an essential part of getting you back to work after a work-related injury. We serve as an integral member of your workers’ compensation team so you can get back to helping our Brentwood, MO community and supporting your family as you always have. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine if you are ready to return to your job.
  • Sports therapy The last thing any athlete wants to experience is a sudden pop or crack that keeps them inactive and limited for weeks, months, or longer. If you suffer an ACL tear, rotator cuff tear, or other sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy in Brentwood, 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 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 work with your physician and surgeons to form a complete surgical team to help you feel confident in your treatment, and formulate a proven plan of action 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 Brentwood, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is advisable, or visit one of our locations for a no-risk, no-obligation injury screening from a clinically experienced physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Brentwood, 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. Achieving equal muscle balance around joints is crucial in preventing injury and reaching optimal movement health.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To reach the movement health and lifestyle we desire, 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 — Frequent causes of balance issues include:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular issue, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the sense of awareness ingrained in our muscles and joints

An experienced physical therapist in Brentwood, MO will determine what is causing your limitations in mobility and come up with a safe and effective treatment plan to get you back to the activities you love. In addition to therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, your treatment plan may also include:

If your doctor and therapy team agree, a physical therapist in Brentwood, MO can also mold your very own medically accepted assistive devices such as 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 Brentwood, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase strength and flexibility. 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 needing to depend on costly and potentially habit forming prescription drugs
  • In some cases, the potential to avoid surgery by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Patient 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 better physical health, which leads to increased energy, decreases your odds of developing heart disease, helps control weight, improves your mood, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Brentwood, MO include:

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Whether you are looking for hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to do basic everyday things, are in need of meaningful pain management for sciatica, 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 take a client-centered approach. To restore the level of mobility you deserve, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or reach out to 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT

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