Foley, MO

Foley, MO

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

Mobility in Foley, MO. Our bodies are meant to to make walking and other movements easy. 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 that loss of physical mobility can affect our mental health as well, Axes Physical Therapy in Foley, MO offers treatment plans that have been proven to work and that are customized specifically to you and your needs. No matter if your mobility limitations are the result of an injury, a degenerative condition, or a musculoskeletal issue such as sciatica, begin your journey to your best possible mobility and a pain-free daily life now by setting up a free evaluation 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 Foley, MO residents that looks like picking up their kids without pain, while others have more active lifestyle desires like making a diving catch in their softball league. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if can’t complete the activities you want to speak with a physician about professional physical therapy services.

Functional Mobility in Foley, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to complete basic tasks. This includes simple tasks such as comfortably laying down in bed each night or walking up a flight of stairs. 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 pain-free.
  2. Transfers — Your ability to move from one surface to a different one, for example from a chair, bed, or sofa to another.
  3. Ambulation Your ability to walk freely without the need of assistance. This also includes walking while being able to carry objects.

While the injury or condition affecting your functional mobility may mean that you currently rely on assistance in order to complete basic tasks, the Foley, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to helping you restore your freedom. Whether you currently lack full functional mobility because of a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a central nervous system disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll develop a personalized plan that safely and correctly helps you reach the best possible mobility. Part of your treatment will likely be simple and safe strengthening, balance, and flexibility training. Our therapists are also specialists vestibular therapy for people who have a debilitating vestibular disorder.

The seven level Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is the staple of how to assess functional mobility in Foley, MO:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to achieve specific mobility thresholds without assistance 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 complete the task by yourself but need someone to monitor you for safety
  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 exert 50% of the effort required
  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 are unable to put in a quarter of the effort required, or that even testing whether or not you can do it could lead to you becoming hurt

At Axes Physical Therapy in Foley, MO, your tailor-made 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 Foley, MO

Needless to say, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just walking up the stairs pain-free. There are corners to burn on the football field, your pets to play with, and the physical demands of the job you perform every day in order to earn a living for your Foley, 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 Foley, MO occupational therapists are crucial to your return to work when an injury or condition does not allow you to carry out the tasks of your job. We team up with you and your physician, insurance carrier, workers’ compensation lawyer and employer so you can get back to helping our Foley, MO community and providing for your family as you want to. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine if you are ready to return to your job.
  • Sports therapy The last thing anyone who loves playing sports wants to experience is a sudden injury that keeps them off the field or court for weeks, months, or longer. If you suffer an ACL tear, rotator cuff tear, or other sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy in Foley, 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 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 work with your physician and surgeons to form a complete surgical team to ease your worry, and formulate a proven game plan to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and the extent to wish you want to improve it, consult with your Foley, MO doctor about whether they think getting you a prescription for physical therapy is right for you, or come see us for a complimentary injury screening from a professional physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Foley, 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 to make sure no muscle is stronger or weaker than it should be in relation to the muscles around it. Surrounding our joints with healthy and equally strong muscles is vital to preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • 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 — Balance issues are usually due to:
    • Problems with eyesight
    • A vestibular issue, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, or the network between your sensory receptors and your nervous system

A clinically experienced physical therapist in Foley, MO will determine what is causing your limitations in mobility and come up with a treatment plan, based on evidence to get you back to the lifestyle you enjoy most. In addition to restorative strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If required, a physical therapist in Foley, 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 Foley, 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 enjoy:

  • Pain relief, whether from an injury or pain that is chronic in nature without the need of prescription medications
  • If applicable, the opportunity to avoid surgery by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Movement health education, including exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home with no risk to injury, injury prevention techniques, and the best postures for improved mobility
  • Encouraging better physical health, which leads to increased energy, lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease, helps control weight, improves your mood, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Foley, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to type, are in need of 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 take a client-centered approach. To get back your independence and active lifestyle, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or reach out to the location nearest 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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