Hopewell, MO

Hopewell, MO

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

Mobility in Hopewell, MO. Our bodies are designed to be on the go. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it impedes us from the activities we love. While that loss of physical mobility affects us in more ways than just physically, Axes Physical Therapy in Hopewell, MO can provide you with solutions that have been proven to get results and that are tailored specifically to getting you back to the life you want to live. No matter if your mobility is limited because of acute trauma, a disease, or a musculoskeletal problem such as sciatica, take the first steps in optimal movement health and a pain-free daily life now by scheduling an appointment with Axes today or calling the location nearest you.

The dictionary definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some of us that is as simple as rolling over in bed without pain, while others need to get back to sprinting down the basketball court on a fast break. 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 Hopewell, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to complete daily tasks. This includes simple tasks such as moving around in bed or carrying a cup of coffee to another room and sitting on a chair. In general, there are three types of functional mobility:

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

If you currently need assistance to be functionally mobile, the Hopewell, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to getting your freedom back. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a degenerative condition like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll guide you through your journey to optimal mobility. Most treatment plans include strengthening, balance, and flexibility movements. Our therapists are also highly trained in vestibular therapy to help with vestibular disorders that cause dizziness and vertigo.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to complete a specified task without assistance and in a timely manner
  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 next to you to prevent risk of injury
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can exert 75% of the work needed to complete the task or more while someone else does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can perform about 50% of the work required
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can complete about 25% of the task without assistance
  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 Hopewell, MO, your tailor-made treatment plan may include gradually taking you up through the seven levels, or at least to the highest level possible. All of our treatment plans are based on what research says works best for you, and when you and your licensed physical therapist first meet, they will perform a thorough evaluation of your health to ensure that the exercises 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 Hopewell, MO

To be sure, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just being to move between furniture without limitations. There are fast breaks to run, fun activities to share with your family, and the job-related tasks you need to perform every day in order to earn a living for your Hopewell, MO family. At Axes, we offer comprehensive physical and occupational physical therapy that can help any individual reach the optimal movement health they need to get back to the activities they love. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Hopewell, 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 Hopewell, MO community and supporting your family as you want to. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain what activity level you can safely carry out.
  • Sports therapy The worst-case scenario for anyone who loves playing sports is an unexpected injury that keeps them off the field or court for weeks, months, or longer. Our Hopewell, 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 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 work with your physician and surgeons to form a complete surgical team to ease your worry, and formulate an effective plan of action to restore optimal mobility.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the extent to wish you want to improve it, consult with your Hopewell, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is a good option for you, or visit one of our locations for a free injury screening from a professional physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Hopewell, 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 ensures that no muscle is disproportionately strong or weak. Surrounding our joints with healthy and equally strong muscles is imperative in preventing injury and reaching optimal movement health.
  • 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, tendons, 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:
    • Problems with vision
    • A vestibular issue, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the receptors in our muscles that monitor length, tension, pressure and noxious stimuli

A clinically experienced physical therapist in Hopewell, MO will find the root of your limitations in mobility and develop a safe and effective treatment plan to get you back to the lifestyle you enjoy most. Beyond therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, We can help you improve your mobility with:

If your doctor and therapy team agree, a physical therapist in Hopewell, MO can also create custom medically accepted assistive devices including splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to aid you in your mobility and reduce risk of injury.

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How Physical Therapy in Hopewell, 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 reach optimal movement health, you’ll also see the following benefits:

  • Pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions without the need of prescription medications
  • Depending on the nature of your mobility limitations, the potential to avoid surgery by stimulating the body’s natural way of healing itself
  • Mobility education, including physical therapy techniques you can safely do at home, what you can do to prevent injuries, and correct posture
  • Motivating better physical health, which leads to increased energy, decreases your odds of developing cardiovascular disease, helps control weight, makes you feel better, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Hopewell, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to type, are looking for 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 is here to help you get back to what you love doing most. 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Kelsey Kessler
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Buddy Pich
PT, CMPT
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Kelly Basler
Front Office
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L

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