Knob Lick, MO

Knob Lick, MO

Limited mobility does not have to follow you for the rest of your life. Call Axes Physical Therapy for proven, personalized treatment plans to get you back to what you love doing most.

Mobility in Knob Lick, MO. Our bodies are meant to move. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it prevents us from our favorite activities, or even just being able to carry out or daily live comfortably. While that loss of physical mobility also have an impact on our emotional well-being, Axes Physical Therapy in Knob Lick, MO offers solutions that have been proven to get results and that are built 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 disease, or a musculoskeletal problem such as sciatica, begin your journey to optimal movement health and a pain-free daily life as soon as possible by setting up an appointment with Axes today or calling the the one of our 15 locations most convenient for you.

The one definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some Knob Lick, MO residents that may mean picking up their kids comfortably, while others have more active lifestyle desires like making a diving catch in their softball league. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if your mobility is severely restricted speak with your doctor about professional physical therapy and movement health services.

Functional Mobility in Knob Lick, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to complete basic tasks. This includes simple tasks such as moving around in bed or getting in and out of the shower safely. In general, functional mobility is typically though of in three different ways:

  1. Bed mobility — Whether or not you can to scoot, roll, and get in and out of bed with ease.
  2. Transfers — Your ability to move from one place to another, for example from a chair, bed, or sofa to another.
  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 Knob Lick, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to helping you regain your autonomy. Whether the condition affecting you is a sports injuryan rotator cuff tear tear, 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 training. Our therapists are also experts 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 Knob Lick, 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 walker to complete the task
  3. Supervision, meaning you can complete the task by yourself but need someone close by so you don’t hurt yourself
  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 half of the work required
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can complete about 25% of the task yourself
  7. Total assistance or not testable, meaning you are unable to put in a quarter of the work required, or that the activity is not safe to test

At Axes Physical Therapy in Knob Lick, MO, your tailor-made treatment plan may include gradually taking you from the first level to the highest level possible. All of our treatment plans are proven to be safe and effective through extensive clinical studies, and your dedicated physical therapist will begin your mobility treatment with a thorough evaluation of your health to confirm that the treatment modalities we use are safe for someone suffering from the same ailment you are.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Knob Lick, MO

To be sure, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just being to move between furniture without assistance. 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 provide for your Knob Lick, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists 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 Knob Lick, MO occupational therapists are an essential part of getting you back to work after a work-related injury. We team up with you and your physician, insurance carrier, attorney and employer so you can get back to being an integral member of our Knob Lick, MO community and supporting your family as you want to. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine if you are ready to return to your job.
  • Sports therapy The last thing any athlete wants to experience is a sudden pop or crack that keeps them off the field or court for anywhere from a couple weeks to a year. If you suffer an ACL tear, rotator cuff tear, or other sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy in Knob Lick, 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 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 work with your physician and surgeons to form a complete surgical team to give you piece of mind, and develop a successful game plan to restore optimal mobility.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the extent to wish you want to improve it, consult with your Knob Lick, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is a good option 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 Knob Lick, 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. Having proportionately strong muscles 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, 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 a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the sense of awareness ingrained in our muscles and joints

A licensed physical therapist in Knob Lick, MO will find the root of your limitations in mobility and develop a safe and effective treatment plan to get you back to the activities you love. Beyond therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If your doctor and therapy team agree, a physical therapist in Knob Lick, MO can also create custom medically accepted assistive devices including splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to best facilitate movement.

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How Physical Therapy in Knob Lick, 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 personalized treatment plans:

  • Pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions without having to use costly and potentially habit forming prescription drugs
  • In some cases, the potential to avoid a surgical procedure by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Movement health education, including exercises you can safely do at home, injury prevention techniques, and the best postures for improved mobility
  • Motivating better physical health, which leads to enhanced energy, lowers your odds of developing heart disease, helps control weight, improves your mood, and encourages your body to get a full 8 hours of sleep

Other services we offer in Knob Lick, 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 arthritis, 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 practice a an approach that focuses on personalized treatment. To get back your independence and active lifestyle, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or reach out to the location most convenient 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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