Marthasville, MO

Marthasville, MO

You can restore 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 Marthasville, MO. Our bodies are built to move. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it keeps us from our favorite activities, or even just being able to carry out or daily live pain-free. While experiencing pain and other factors that affect mobility also have an impact on our emotional well-being, Axes Physical Therapy in Marthasville, MO can implement safe, effective, and evidence-backed treatment plans that are customized specifically to you and your needs. Whether your mobility is limited because of an injury, a disease, or a musculoskeletal problem such as sciatica, start on the road back to optimal mobility and comfort now by scheduling a mobility and injury analysis with Axes today or calling the the one of our multiple locations most convenient for you.

The dictionary defines mobility as, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some of us that is as simple as picking up their kids 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 your doctor about professional physical therapy services.

Functional Mobility in Marthasville, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to safely and efficiently get around their home. This includes simple tasks such as 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 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 surface to another, for example from a bed to a chair.
  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 Marthasville, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to helping you regain your freedom. Whether the condition affecting you is a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a central nervous system disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll guide you through your journey to the best possible mobility. 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 evaluate functional mobility in Marthasville, MO:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you can achieve specific mobility thresholds safely and without taking an excessive amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you need a device such as crutches to complete the task
  3. Supervision, meaning you can perform the movement independently but need someone next to you for safety
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can do 75% or more while someone else does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can perform about 50% of the work needed
  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 are unable to put in a quarter of the effort required, or that even testing whether or not you can do it is not safe

At Axes Physical Therapy in Marthasville, MO, your personalized 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 proven to be safe and effective through extensive clinical studies, and your dedicated physical therapist will begin your mobility treatment with a comprehensive evaluation of your health to verify 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 Marthasville, MO

Of course, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just rolling over in bed independently. There are fast breaks to run, fun activities to share with your family, and the vocational tasks you need to carry out every day in order to put food on the table for your Marthasville, 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. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Marthasville, 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 serve as an integral member of your workers’ compensation team so you can get back to helping our Marthasville, MO community and providing for your family as you want to. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine if you can safely go back to work either fully or in some capacity.
  • Sports therapy The worst-case scenario for anyone who loves playing sports is an unexpected pop or crack that keeps them inactive and limited for weeks, months, or longer. Our Marthasville, 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 can also educate you on the specifics of injury prevention to help you stay off the sidelines.
  • 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 ease your worry, and develop a proven strategy to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and the level of movement health you desire, consult with your Marthasville, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is a good option for you, or visit one of our locations for a complimentary injury screening from a licensed physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Marthasville, 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 to make sure no muscle is stronger or weaker than it should be in relation to the muscles around it. Having equal muscle balance around joints is crucial in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To improve our mobility to the highest level we can, our muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue need to be able to lengthen so that the joints they control and protect can function at their highest level.
  • Balance — Problems with balance are commonly due to:
    • Problems with eyesight
    • A vestibular issue, or something 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 Marthasville, MO will be able to identify the source of your mobility issues and come up with a safe and effective treatment plan to get you back to the activities you love. In addition to restorative strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If your doctor and therapy team agree, a physical therapist in Marthasville, 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 Marthasville, 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 needing to depend on costly and potentially habit forming prescription drugs
  • In some cases, the potential to avoid surgery by encouraging the body’s natural way of healing itself
  • Patient education, including physical therapy techniques you can safely do at home, what you can do to prevent injuries, and correct posture
  • Encouraging you to maintain an active lifestyle, which leads to increased energy, lowers your odds of developing cardiovascular disease, contributes to a healthy weight, makes you feel better, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Marthasville, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to use a computer, 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 the activities you love. 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 reach out to 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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