High Ridge, MO

High Ridge, MO

You can restore the mobility and independence you once enjoyed. Call Axes Physical Therapy for proven, customized treatment plans to get you back to the activities you love.

Mobility in High Ridge, MO. Our bodies are meant to move. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it keeps us from our favorite activities, or even just being able to carry out or daily live comfortably. While losing your independence because of losing your mobility also have an impact on our emotional well-being, Axes Physical Therapy in High Ridge, MO offers solutions that have been proven to work and that are customized specifically to getting you back to the life you want to live. No matter if your mobility limitations are the result of acute trauma, a degenerative condition, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal structure such as sciatica, start on the road back to your best possible movement health and comfort as soon as possible by scheduling a mobility and injury analysis with Axes today or calling the location nearest you.

The one definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some High Ridge, MO residents that may mean picking up their grandchildren without pain, while others need to get back to making a diving catch in their softball league. Whatever mobility means to you, if your mobility is severely restricted consult with your doctor about professional physical therapy services.

Functional Mobility in High Ridge, MO

Functional mobility refers to a person’s ability to safely get around their home. This includes simple tasks such as 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 — 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 another, for example from one chair 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 impeding your functional mobility may mean that you currently rely on assistance in order to operate in your daily life, the High Ridge, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are committed to helping you restore your independence. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by an ACL tear, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a a progressive disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll create a tailor-made plan that has been proven to help people like you return to the best possible mobility. Most treatment plans include strengthening, balance, and flexibility exercises. We also offer vestibular therapy for people who have a debilitating vestibular disorder.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to achieve specific mobility thresholds 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 complete the task by yourself but need someone to monitor you so you don’t hurt yourself
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can exert 75% of the work needed to complete the task or more while a physical therapist helps you the rest of the way
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can perform about 50% of the work required
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can put in a quarter of the work of the task independently
  7. Total assistance or not testable, meaning you are unable to put in 25% of the work required, or that the activity is not safe to test

At Axes Physical Therapy in High Ridge, MO, your customized treatment plan may include gradually taking you up through the seven levels, or at least to the highest level you are able to achieve. All of our methods are based on what research says can improve your mobility, and at your first appointment with your professional physical therapist, they will perform a thorough 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 High Ridge, MO

Obviously, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just walking up the stairs independently. There are pickleball leagues to dominate, your children to play with, and the physical demands of the job you perform every day in order to earn a living for your High Ridge, MO family. At Axes, we offer comprehensive physical and occupational physical therapy that can help any athlete, worker, or family member achieve the activity level they desire. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our High Ridge, MO occupational therapists are vital to your return to work when an injury or condition does not allow you to carry out the tasks of your job. We serve as an integral member of your workers’ compensation team so you can get back to contributing to our High Ridge, MO community and supporting your family as you always have. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain what activity level you can safely carry out.
  • Sports therapy Every athletes worst nightmare is a sudden injury 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 High Ridge, 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 stay off the sidelines.
  • Pre/post surgical rehabilitation Surgery makes anyone anxious. 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 successful strategy to restore optimal mobility.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and the level of movement health you desire, consult with your High Ridge, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is advisable, or visit one of our locations for a no-risk, no-obligation injury screening from a licensed physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in High Ridge, 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 ensures that no muscle is disproportionately strong or weak. Surrounding our joints with healthy and equally strong muscles is essential in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To improve our mobility to the highest level we can, our muscles, ligaments, 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 are:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular disorder, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the sense of awareness ingrained in our muscles and joints

An experienced physical therapist in High Ridge, MO will find the root of your mobility issues and develop a safe and effective treatment plan to improve your movement health. In addition to restorative strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If necessary, a physical therapist in High Ridge, MO can also mold your very own 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 High Ridge, 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 see the following benefits:

  • Pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions without the need of costly and potentially habit forming prescription drugs
  • Depending on the nature of your mobility limitations, the opportunity to avoid a surgical procedure by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Mobility education, including physical therapy techniques you can safely do at home, what you can do to prevent injuries, and correct posture
  • Motivating you to maintain an active lifestyle, which leads to increased energy, decreases your risk of heart disease, helps control weight, improves your mood, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in High Ridge, MO include:

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Whether you are looking for hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to open jars, are in need of meaningful pain management for sciatica, 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 the activities you love. We take a 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 most convenient 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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