Kimmswick, MO

Kimmswick, 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 Kimmswick, MO. Our bodies are built to move. But sometimes, we sustain an injury or other condition that keeps us from our favorite activities, or even just being able to carry out or daily live pain-free. While losing your independence because of losing your mobility affects us in more ways than just physically, Axes Physical Therapy in Kimmswick, MO can create treatment plans that have been proven to be successful and that are customized specifically to you and your needs. Whether your mobility is limited because of an injury, a disease, or a musculoskeletal condition such as sciatica, take the first steps in your best possible mobility and a pain-free daily life now 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 of us that may mean getting in and out of a chair comfortably, while for others it may mean serving an ace on the tennis court. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if can’t complete the activities you want to speak with a physician to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Kimmswick, MO

Functional mobility refers to a person’s ability to safely move around in their home environment. This includes anything from getting in and out of bed or walking up a flight of stairs. Fundamentally, there are three types of functional mobility:

  1. Bed mobility — Your ability to scoot, roll, and get in and out of bed comfortably.
  2. Transfers — Your ability 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.

If you currently need assistance to be functionally mobile, the Kimmswick, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to helping you regain your autonomy. Whether you currently lack full functional mobility due to a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a a progressive disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll implement a tailor-made plan that has been proven to help people like you return to the best possible movement health. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility training. We also offer vestibular therapy for people who have a debilitating vestibular disorder.

Kimmswick, MO physical therapists often use the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) of seven levels to evaluate someone’s functional mobility:

  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 perform the movement by yourself but need someone close by for safety
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can do 75% 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 can complete less than 25% of the task, or that even testing whether or not you can do it could lead to you becoming hurt

At Axes Physical Therapy in Kimmswick, 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 works best for you, and at your first appointment with your professional physical therapist, they will perform a comprehensive examination of your health to verify 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 Kimmswick, MO

Of course, simply walking up the stairs comfortably does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are fast breaks to run, your pets to play with, and the job-related tasks you need to carry out every day in order to put food on the table for your Kimmswick, 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. Our services also include:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Kimmswick, MO occupational therapists are vital to your return to work when an injury or condition limits the mobility needed to to do your hob. We serve as an integral member of your workers’ compensation team so you can get back to helping our Kimmswick, MO community and supporting your family as you want to. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain if you are ready to return to your job.
  • Sports therapy The last thing anyone who loves playing sports wants to experience is an unexpected injury that sidelines them and keeps them from what they love for weeks, months, or longer. If you suffer an ACL tear, rotator cuff tear, or other sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy in Kimmswick, 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 also specialize in 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 a matter of choice or a strong recommendation from a physician, we’ll team up with the doctors recommending and performing your surgery to help you feel confident in your treatment, and develop an effective strategy to restore optimal mobility.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the level of movement health you desire, consult with your Kimmswick, MO doctor about whether they think getting you a prescription for physical therapy is right for you, or visit one of our locations for a complimentary injury screening from a qualified physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Kimmswick, 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 ensures that no muscle is disproportionately strong or weak. Having equal muscle balance around joints is crucial in preventing injury and reaching optimal movement health.
  • 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 are:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular condition, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, or the network between your sensory receptors and your nervous system

A professional physical therapist in Kimmswick, MO will be able to identify the source of your limitations in mobility and come up with a treatment plan, based on empirical research to get you back to the activities you love. Beyond therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, your treatment plan may also include:

If required, a physical therapist in Kimmswick, MO can also fit you for 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 Kimmswick, 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. Your evidence-based treatment plans:

  • Pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions without needing to depend on prescription medications
  • Depending on the nature of your mobility limitations, the potential to avoid surgery by encouraging the body’s own healing methods
  • Mobility education, including physical therapy techniques you can safely do at home, what you can do to prevent injuries, and the best postures for improved mobility
  • Motivating better physical health, which leads to increased energy, decreases your odds of developing heart 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 Kimmswick, MO include:

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Whether you are looking for hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to use a computer, 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 is here to help you get back to what you love doing most. 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 that works best 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
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Ashley Kraus
Front Office
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT

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