Farmington, MO

Farmington, MO

It is possible to regain the mobility and independence you once had. Call Axes Physical Therapy for evidence-based, customized treatment plans to get you back to what you love doing most.

Mobility in Farmington, MO. Our bodies are meant to be on the go. But sometimes, we sustain an injury or other condition that prevents us from our favorite activities, or even just being able to carry out or daily live pain-free. While losing your independence because of losing your mobility can affect our mental health as well, Axes Physical Therapy in Farmington, MO can implement safe, effective, and evidence-backed solutions that are built specifically to you and your needs. Regardless of whether your mobility limitations are the result of acute trauma, a chronic condition, or a musculoskeletal issue such as sciatica, take the first steps in your best possible mobility and a pain-free daily life as soon as possible by setting up a mobility and injury analysis with Axes today or calling the the one of our multiple locations nearest you.

The one definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some Farmington, MO residents that is as simple as rolling over in bed comfortably, while others need to get back to serving an ace on the tennis court. Whatever it means to you, if your mobility is severely restricted consult with a physician to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Farmington, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to safely get around their home. This can be anything from rolling over in bed or walking up a flight of stairs. Fundamentally, there are three types of functional mobility:

  1. Bed mobility — Whether or not you can to scoot, roll, and get in and out of bed comfortably.
  2. Transfers — Your ability to move from one surface to a different one, for example from a bed to a chair.
  3. Ambulation Whether or not you can walk, and can do so while carrying things.

While the injury or condition limiting your functional mobility may mean that you currently rely on assistance in order to complete basic tasks, the Farmington, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to helping you regain your independence. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by an ACL tear, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a degenerative condition like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll create a customized plan that safely and correctly helps you reach the best possible mobility. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility exercises. Our therapists are also experts vestibular therapy for people who have a debilitating vestibular disorder.

Farmington, MO physical therapists often utilize 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 without taking an excessive amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you need a device such as crutches to complete the task
  3. Supervision, meaning you can perform the movement by yourself but need someone to monitor you for safety
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can do 75% or more while a physical therapist does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert half of the effort needed
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can complete about 25% of the task independently
  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 Farmington, MO, your personalized treatment plan may include safely 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 verify that the treatment modalities we use are safe for someone in your exact condition.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Farmington, MO

Of course, simply being to move between chairs without assistance does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are pickleball leagues to dominate, fun activities to share with your family, and the occupational tasks of the job you perform every day in order to provide for your Farmington, MO family. At Axes, we offer comprehensive physical and occupational physical therapy that can help any individual achieve the activity level they desire. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Farmington, 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 Farmington, MO community and supporting your family as you want to. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain what functional capacities you are capable of.
  • Sports therapy The worst-case scenario for anyone who loves playing sports is an unexpected injury 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 Farmington, 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 avoid re-injury.
  • Pre/post surgical rehabilitation Surgery is a complex and nerve-racking procedure for anyone. 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 a proven plan of action to restore optimal mobility.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and the extent to wish you want to improve it, consult with your Farmington, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is a good option for you, or come see us for a no-risk, no-obligation injury screening from a licensed physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Farmington, 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. Having proportionately strong muscles around joints is crucial in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To achieve optimal movement health, our muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue need to be able to lengthen so that the joints they control and protect can function properly.
  • Balance — Problems with balance are commonly due to:
    • Problems with vision
    • 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 Farmington, MO will find the root of your mobility issues and come up with a treatment plan, based on evidence to get you back to the activities you love. Beyond therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If your doctor and therapy team agree, a physical therapist in Farmington, MO can also create custom medically accepted assistive devices including splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to best facilitate movement.

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How Physical Therapy in Farmington, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

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

  • Pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions without having to use painkillers or opioids
  • In some cases, the potential to avoid surgery by encouraging the body’s natural way of healing itself
  • Patient education, including physical therapy techniques you can safely do at home, injury prevention techniques, and the best postures for improved mobility
  • Motivating better physical health, 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 Farmington, MO include:

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Whether you are looking for hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to write, are looking for meaningful pain management for sciatica, or want to return to your active lifestyle following acute trauma, Axes’ team of licensed physical and occupational therapists will develop and implement the treatment plan that is safe and affective. We take a leads to positive patient outcomes. 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
  • 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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