Doe Run, MO

Doe Run, MO

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

Mobility in Doe Run, MO. Our bodies are meant to move. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it prevents us from our favorite activities, or even just being able to carry out or daily live pain-free. While that loss of physical mobility affects us in more ways than just physically, Axes Physical Therapy in Doe Run, MO can develop safe, effective, and proven solutions that are customized specifically to you and your needs. Regardless of whether your mobility is limited because of acute trauma, a disease, or a musculoskeletal problem such as sciatica, start on the road back to optimal movement health and comfort as soon as possible by requesting a mobility and injury analysis with Axes today or calling the location nearest you.

The dictionary defines mobility as, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some Doe Run, MO residents that looks like getting in and out of a chair comfortably, while others need to get back to 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 your doctor about professional physical therapy services.

Functional Mobility in Doe Run, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to safely and efficiently move around in their home environment. This includes anything from getting in and out of bed or getting in and out of the shower safely. Fundamentally, there are three types of functional mobility:

  1. Bed mobility — Your ability to scoot, roll, and get in and out of bed comfortably.
  2. Transfers — Whether or not you are able to switch between surfaces, for example from a bed to a chair.
  3. Ambulation If you can walk on your own while having objects in your hands.

While the injury or condition affecting your functional mobility may mean that you currently rely on assistance in order to operate in your daily life, the Doe Run, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to helping you restore your autonomy. 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 the best possible movement health. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility training. We also offer vestibular therapy for people who have a debilitating vestibular disorder.

Doe Run, MO physical therapists often use the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) of seven levels to assess someone’s functional mobility:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to move in a certain way safely and in a timely manner
  2. Modified independence, meaning you need a device such as a walker to complete the task
  3. Stand-by assist, meaning you can perform the movement 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 someone else does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert half of the effort necessary
  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 the activity is not safe to test

At Axes Physical Therapy in Doe Run, 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 based on what research says works best for you, and your dedicated physical therapist will begin your mobility treatment with a comprehensive examination of your health to verify that the treatment modalities we use are safe for someone suffering from the same ailment you are.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Doe Run, MO

Of course, simply being to move between chairs pain-free does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are fast breaks to run, fun activities to share with your family, and the occupational tasks of the job you carry out every day so that you can provide for your Doe Run, MO family. At Axes, we offer comprehensive physical and occupational physical therapy that can help any individual improve mobility they need to get back to the activities they love. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Doe Run, 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 contributing to our Doe Run, MO community and providing for your family the best way you can. 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 The worst-case scenario for any athlete is a sudden fall or collision 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 Doe Run, MO will help you restore 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 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 team up with the doctors recommending and performing your surgery to give you piece of mind, and develop an effective strategy to restore optimal mobility.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and lifestyle you are trying to get back to, consult with your Doe Run, MO doctor about whether they think getting you a prescription for physical therapy is right for you, or visit one of our locations for a no-obligation injury screening from a clinically experienced physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Doe Run, 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 imperative in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To achieve optimal movement health, our muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue need to be able to lengthen so that the joints they control and protect can function at their highest level.
  • Balance — Frequent causes of balance issues include:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular condition, or a problem 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 Doe Run, MO will be able to identify the source of your limitations in mobility and come up with a treatment plan, based on evidence 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 necessary, a physical therapist in Doe Run, MO can also fit you for medically accepted assistive devices including splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to help you achieve the best possible mobility.

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How Physical Therapy in Doe Run, 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 reach optimal movement health, you’ll also see the following benefits:

  • Pain relief, whether from an injury or pain that is chronic in nature without needing to depend on painkillers or opioids
  • If applicable, the opportunity to avoid a surgical procedure by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Patient 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 better physical health, carries with it the benefits of increased energy, lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease, contributes to a healthy weight, improves your mood, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Doe Run, 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 arthritis, 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 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Angie LeClere
Front Office
Kinsey Jackson
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.

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