Huntleigh, MO

Huntleigh, MO

You can regain the mobility and independence you once had. Call Axes Physical Therapy for evidence-based, personalized treatment plans to get you back to what you love doing most.

Mobility in Huntleigh, MO. Our bodies are designed to move. But sometimes, we sustain an injury or other condition that 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 Huntleigh, MO offers treatment plans that have been proven to get results and that are built specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. Whether your mobility limitations are the result of an injury, a degenerative condition, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal structure such as sciatica, begin your journey to your best possible mobility and meaningful pain relief as soon as possible by setting up a mobility and injury analysis 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 looks like picking up their grandchildren without pain, while others have more active lifestyle desires like serving an ace on the tennis court. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if your mobility is severely restricted consult with a physician about professional physical therapy and movement health services.

Functional Mobility in Huntleigh, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to complete daily tasks. This can be simple tasks such as moving around in bed or carrying a cup of coffee to the living room and sitting on the couch. In general, functional mobility is typically though of in three different ways:

  1. Bed mobility — Your ability 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 place to a different one, 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 Huntleigh, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to getting your freedom back. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by a sports injuryan rotator cuff tear tear, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a a progressive disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll design a customized plan that safely and correctly helps you reach optimal movement health. 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 sensory dysfunction.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you can move in a certain way without risk of injury and without taking an excessive amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you can perform certain movements but only with a walker, a cane, or crutches
  3. Stand-by assist, meaning you can perform the movement independently but need someone next to you so you don’t hurt yourself
  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 needed
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can complete about 25% of the task independently
  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 Huntleigh, MO, your tailor-made treatment plan may include gradually allowing you more and more independence until you get the highest level you can. All of our treatment plans are based on what research says works best for you, and your dedicated physical therapist will begin your mobility treatment with a thorough evaluation of your health to verify that the exercises we use are safe for someone suffering from the same ailment you are.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Huntleigh, MO

Needless to say, simply being to move between chairs independently does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are pickleball leagues to dominate, your pets to pick up, and the job-related tasks you need to carry out every day in order to earn a living for your Huntleigh, MO family. At Axes, we offer comprehensive physical and occupational physical therapy that can help any individual achieve the activity level they desire. Our services also include:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Huntleigh, 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 contributing to our Huntleigh, MO community and supporting your family as you always have. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine what activity level you can safely carry out.
  • Sports therapy The worst-case scenario for anyone who loves playing sports is an unexpected pop or crack that sidelines them and keeps them from what they love for anywhere from a couple weeks to a year. Our Huntleigh, 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 can also educate you on the specifics of 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 team up with the doctors recommending and performing your surgery to give you piece of mind, and develop a proven 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 Huntleigh, 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 licensed physical or occupational therapist.

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

Our mobility is based on 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 equal muscle balance around joints is vital to preventing injury and reaching optimal movement health.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To improve our mobility to the highest level we can, our muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue need to be able to lengthen so that the joints they control and protect can function properly.
  • Balance — Frequent causes of balance issues are:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular condition, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the receptors in our muscles that monitor length, tension, pressure and noxious stimuli

A licensed physical therapist in Huntleigh, MO will determine what is causing your mobility issues and develop a treatment plan, based on evidence to get you back to the lifestyle you enjoy most. Beyond therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If required, a physical therapist in Huntleigh, MO can also create custom 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 Huntleigh, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase strength and flexibility. Your evidence-based treatment plans:

  • 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 potential to avoid a surgical procedure by stimulating the body’s own healing methods
  • Patient education, including exercises you can safely do at home, what you can do to prevent injuries, and correct posture
  • Motivating you to maintain an active lifestyle, carries with it the benefits of enhanced energy, lowers your odds of developing heart disease, helps control weight, makes you feel better, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Huntleigh, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to open jars, 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 will develop and implement the treatment plan that works best for you. We practice 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 that works best for you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM)
  • Spine Specialty – Manual Therapy Certified
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Lauren Cavanaugh
Front Office Supervisor
Amanda Gubbels
DPT, CMPT, ATC
Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Angie LeClere
Front Office
Bill Franzen
PT, MHSPT
Kinsey Jackson
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Natasha Burtchett
Front Office Supervisor
Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
Ashley Kraus
Front Office
Helen Ziegler
Front Office
Addie Kersting
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
Mark Smith
PT, DPT, CMPT
Kaila Mikesch
PT, DPT, CMPT
Ali Bauer
PT, CMPT
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Samantha Bixby
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Rachel Weilandich
PT, DPT, CMPT
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Kelsey Kessler
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Mitchell Hammack
PT, DPT, CMPT
Buddy Pich
PT, CMPT
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Jodi Bielicke (Klott)
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert.
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Emily Helton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Ryan Knuckles
PT, DPT, Astym Cert., Dry Needling Cert.
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Nick Weber
Clinic Director, MPT
Ernie Goddard
Clinic Director, PT
John Ruesler
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Jennifer Szydlowski
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Brian Freund
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Joe Schmersahl
Clinic Director, PT, MTC, CMTPT
Bailey Zimmermann
Front Office Supervisor
Kelly Basler
Front Office
Daniel Scribner
PT, DPT, ATC
Jayne Scanlan
DPT, COMT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Michelle Green
Front Office
Megan Phillips
Front Office
TJ Jung
PT, DPT
Kaysie Cope
Front Office
Christine Lucke
MPT, COMT.
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Mary Headrick
Front Office Associate
Christine Blocker
Front Office Supervisor
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L
Lauren Vaughn
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Linda McCoy
Front Office
Stephanie Heubi
Front Office

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