Ironton, MO

Ironton, MO

It is possible to restore the mobility and independence you once had. Call Axes Physical Therapy for proven, tailored treatment plans to get you back to the activities you love.

Mobility in Ironton, MO. Our bodies are meant to be on the go. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it prevents us from doing what we love most. While experiencing pain and other factors that affect mobility affects us in more ways than just physically, Axes Physical Therapy in Ironton, MO offers treatment plans that have been proven to get results and that are customized specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. Whether your mobility limitations are the result of an injury, a chronic condition, or a musculoskeletal condition such as sciatica, begin your journey to your best possible mobility and comfort now by requesting 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 Ironton, MO residents that may mean walking up the stairs comfortably, 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 you can’t live the life you want comfortable speak with your doctor to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Ironton, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to complete basic tasks. This can be simple tasks such as moving around in bed or walking up a flight of stairs. In general, functional mobility can be broken down into three categories:

  1. Bed mobility — Whether or not you can to scoot, roll, and get in and out of bed with ease.
  2. Transfers — Whether or not you are able to move from one surface to another, for example from a chair, bed, or sofa 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 Ironton, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to getting your self-sufficiency 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 guide you through your journey to optimal movement health. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility movements. 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 Ironton, MO:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to move in a certain way without assistance and in a timely manner
  2. Modified independence, meaning you need a device such as a cane 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 effort needed to complete the task or more while someone else helps you the rest of the way
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can perform about 50% of the work necessary
  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 the activity is not safe to test

At Axes Physical Therapy in Ironton, 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 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 in your exact condition.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Ironton, MO

Needless to say, simply walking up the stairs without assistance 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 occupational tasks of the job you carry out every day in order to put food on the table for your Ironton, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists can help any individual achieve the activity level they desire. Our services also include:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Ironton, MO occupational therapists are crucial to your return to work when an injury or condition limits the mobility needed to to do your hob. We team up with you and your physician, insurance carrier, workers’ compensation lawyer and employer so you can get back to contributing to our Ironton, MO community and providing for 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 last thing any athlete wants to experience is an unexpected pop or crack that sidelines them and keeps them from what they love for weeks, months, or longer. Our Ironton, MO physical therapy team knows how to help those who are sidelined because of ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, and a variety of other injuries. Our Certified Athletic Trainers also specialize in injury prevention to help you reduce the risk of having to go through an injury again.
  • Pre/post surgical rehabilitation Surgery and your recovery from it are delicate matters that make anyone nervous. 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 formulate a successful strategy to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and lifestyle you are trying to get back to, consult with your Ironton, MO doctor about what physical therapy can do for you, or visit one of our locations for a no-obligation injury screening from a qualified physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Ironton, 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 helps achieve muscle balance. Surrounding our joints with healthy and equally strong muscles is essential in preventing injury and reaching optimal movement health.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To achieve optimal movement health, 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 — Problems with balance are commonly caused by:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular disorder, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the receptors in our muscles that monitor length, tension, pressure and noxious stimuli

A professional physical therapist in Ironton, MO will be able to identify the source of your mobility issues and come up with a treatment plan, based on evidence to improve your movement health. In addition to therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If your doctor and therapy team agree, a physical therapist in Ironton, MO can also create custom medically accepted assistive devices such as 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 Ironton, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase mobility. Your evidence-based treatment plans:

  • Pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions without needing to depend on painkillers or opioids
  • Depending on the nature of your mobility limitations, the opportunity to avoid a surgical procedure by encouraging the body’s own healing methods
  • Patient education, including physical therapy techniques you can do in the comfort of your own home with no risk to injury, injury prevention techniques, and correct posture
  • Motivating better physical health, which leads to enhanced energy, decreases your odds of developing cardiovascular disease, contributes to a healthy weight, makes you feel better, and encourages your body to get a full 8 hours of sleep

Other services we offer in Ironton, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to type, are in need of 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 works best for you. 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 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Angie LeClere
Front Office
Kinsey Jackson
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.

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