Grover, MO

Grover, MO

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

Mobility in Grover, MO. Our bodies are meant to be on the go. But sometimes, our bodies don’t work the way they should and it prevents us from doing what we love most. While losing your independence because of losing your mobility can affect our mental health as well, Axes Physical Therapy in Grover, MO can provide you with safe, effective, and proven treatment plans that are tailored specifically to getting you back to the life you want to live. Regardless of whether your mobility limitations are the result of acute trauma, a chronic condition, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal structure such as sciatica, take the first steps in your best possible movement health and meaningful pain relief now by requesting a free evaluation with Axes today or calling the the one of our 15 locations nearest you.

The dictionary definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some Grover, MO residents that looks like rolling over in bed without pain, while for others it may mean making a diving catch in their softball league. Whatever it means to you, if your mobility is severely restricted consult with a physician about professional physical therapy services.

Functional Mobility in Grover, MO

Functional mobility refers to a person’s ability to complete daily tasks. This includes anything from comfortably laying down in bed each night or carrying a cup of coffee to another room and sitting on a chair. Fundamentally, functional mobility is typically though of in three different ways:

  1. Bed mobility — Whether or not you can to easily move around in bed, including rolling, scooting, sitting up, and lying down.
  2. Transfers — Your ability to switch between surfaces, for example from a bed to a chair.
  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 the aid of a person or assistive device, the Grover, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are committed to getting your self-sufficiency back. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a a progressive disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll guide you through your journey to optimal mobility. Part of your treatment will likely be simple and safe strengthening, balance, and flexibility movements. Our therapists are also experts vestibular therapy to help with vestibular disorders that cause sensory dysfunction.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you can complete a specified task without risk of injury and without taking an excessive amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you can perform specific movements but only with an assistive device
  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 a physical therapist does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert half of the effort required
  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 even testing whether or not you can do it carries the risk of injury

At Axes Physical Therapy in Grover, MO, your customized treatment plan may include safely allowing you more and more independence until you get the highest level you can. All of our treatment plans 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 exercises we have in mind for you are safe for someone in your exact condition.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Grover, MO

To be sure, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just rolling over in bed independently. There are corners to burn on the football field, fun activities to share with your family, and the vocational tasks you need to carry out every day so that you can provide for your Grover, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists can help any individual achieve the activity level they desire. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Grover, 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 serve as an integral member of your workers’ compensation team so you can get back to helping our Grover, 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 in some capacity.
  • Sports therapy The worst-case scenario for anyone who loves playing sports is an unexpected fall or collision that keeps them off the field or court for anywhere from a couple weeks to a year. Our Grover, MO physical therapy team is experienced in helping those who are sidelined because of ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, and a variety of other injuries. Our Certified Athletic Trainers are big believers in teaching injury prevention to help you stay off the sidelines.
  • Pre/post surgical rehabilitation Surgery makes anyone anxious. 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 ease your worry, and develop a proven plan of action to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and the level of movement health you desire, consult with your Grover, 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 qualified physical or occupational therapist.

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

The four tenets of mobility are our strength, flexibility, range of motion, and balance:

  • Strength — While physical therapy is effective at rebuilding and maintaining strength, it also helps achieve muscle balance. Achieving proportionately strong muscles around joints is crucial in preventing injury and reaching optimal movement health.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To improve our mobility to the highest level we can, 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 are:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular disorder, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, or the network between your sensory receptors and your nervous system

A licensed physical therapist in Grover, MO will find the root of your mobility issues and come up with a treatment plan, based on empirical research to improve your movement health. Beyond restorative strength, flexibility, and core exercises, We can help you improve your mobility with:

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

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How Physical Therapy in Grover, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase mobility. 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 prescription medications
  • Depending on the nature of your mobility limitations, 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
  • Encouraging you to maintain an active lifestyle, carries with it the benefits of increased energy, lowers your odds of developing cardiovascular disease, helps control weight, improves your mood, and encourages your body to get a full 8 hours of sleep

Other services we offer in Grover, 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 joint problems, 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 pride ourselves on our leads to positive patient outcomes. To restore the level of mobility you deserve, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or call 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

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Christine Blocker
Front Office Supervisor

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