Hawk Point, MO

Hawk Point, MO

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

Mobility in Hawk Point, MO. Our bodies are built to to make walking and other movements easy. But sometimes, we sustain an injury or other condition that impedes 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 Hawk Point, MO offers 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 an injury, a degenerative condition, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal skeleton such as sciatica, take the first steps in your best possible mobility and comfort as soon as possible by setting up a free evaluation with Axes today or calling the the one of our multiple locations nearest you.

The dictionary defines mobility as, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some Hawk Point, MO residents that may mean rolling over in bed without pain, while for others it may mean sprinting down the basketball court on a fast break. Whatever mobility means to you, if can’t complete the activities you want to consult with a physician about professional physical therapy services.

Functional Mobility in Hawk Point, MO

Functional mobility refers to a person’s ability to safely and efficiently move around in their home environment. This includes simple tasks such as rolling over in bed or getting in and out of the shower safely. Fundamentally, there are three types of functional mobility:

  1. Bed mobility — Whether or not you are able to to comfortably move around in bed, including rolling, scooting, sitting up, and lying down.
  2. Transfers — Whether or not you are able to move from one surface to a different one, for example from a chair, bed, or sofa to another.
  3. Ambulation Whether or not you can walk, and can do so while carrying things.

While the injury or condition impeding your functional mobility may mean that you currently rely on assistance in order to complete basic tasks, the Hawk Point, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to getting your self-sufficiency back. Whether the condition affecting you is 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. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility training. We also offer vestibular therapy to help with vestibular disorders that cause dizziness and vertigo.

Hawk Point, MO physical therapists often rely on the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) of seven levels to determine someone’s functional mobility:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to move in a certain way safely and in a relatively normal amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you can perform specific movements but only with an assistive device
  3. Supervision, meaning you can perform the movement by yourself but need someone to monitor you to prevent risk of injury
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can exert 75% of the effort needed to complete the task or more while a physical therapist 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 complete about 25% of the task yourself
  7. Total assistance or not testable, meaning you are unable to put in 25% of the work required, or that even testing whether or not you can do it could lead to you becoming hurt

At Axes Physical Therapy in Hawk Point, MO, your customized treatment plan may include safely taking you from the first level to the highest level possible. All of our methods are based on what research says works best for you, and at your first appointment with your professional physical therapist, they will perform a comprehensive examination of your health to ensure 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 Hawk Point, MO

Obviously, simply being to move between chairs pain-free does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are doubles to hit in your softball league, fun activities to share with your family, and the job-related tasks you need to perform every day so that you can earn a living for your Hawk Point, MO family. At Axes, we offer comprehensive physical and occupational physical therapy that can help any athlete, worker, or family member reach the optimal movement health they need to get back to the activities they love. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Hawk Point, 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 Hawk Point, 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 anyone who loves playing sports wants to experience is a sudden pop or crack that keeps them inactive and limited for anywhere from a couple weeks to a year. If you suffer an ACL tear, rotator cuff tear, or other sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy in Hawk Point, 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 are big believers in teaching injury prevention to help you reduce the risk of having to go through an injury again.
  • 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 ease your worry, and develop a proven strategy to restore optimal mobility.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the extent to wish you want to improve it, consult with your Hawk Point, MO doctor about what physical therapy can do for you, or come see us for a no-obligation injury screening from a professional physical or occupational therapist.

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

The four tenets of mobility are 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. Having equal muscle balance around joints is imperative in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • 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 include:
    • Problems with eyesight
    • 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 clinically experienced physical therapist in Hawk Point, MO will be able to identify the source of your mobility issues and develop a treatment plan, based on evidence to improve your movement health. In addition to therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, your treatment plan may also include:

If required, a physical therapist in Hawk Point, MO can also fit you for medically accepted assistive devices such as splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to help you achieve the best possible mobility.

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How Physical Therapy in Hawk Point, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase strength and flexibility. 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
  • In some cases, the potential to avoid surgery by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Mobility 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, which leads to increased 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 Hawk Point, MO include:

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Whether you are looking for hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to type, are in need of meaningful pain management for joint problems, 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 is safe and affective. We pride ourselves on our leads to positive patient outcomes. To get back your independence and active lifestyle, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or find 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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