Oakland, MO

Oakland, MO

You can restore the mobility and independence you once enjoyed. Call Axes Physical Therapy for proven, customized treatment plans to get you back to the activities you love.

Mobility in Oakland, MO. Our bodies are meant to to make walking and other movements easy. 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 can affect our mental health as well, Axes Physical Therapy in Oakland, MO offers safe, effective, and proven solutions that are built specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. No matter if your mobility is limited because of an injury, a disease, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal structure such as sciatica, start on the road back to your best possible mobility and a pain-free daily life as soon as possible by setting up a mobility and injury analysis with Axes today or calling the the one of our 15 locations nearest you.

The dictionary definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some of us that is as simple as picking up their kids comfortably, while others need to get back to making a diving catch in their softball league. Whatever mobility means to you, if your mobility is severely restricted speak with a physician about professional physical therapy and movement health services.

Functional Mobility in Oakland, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to safely get around their home. This can be anything from moving around in bed or getting in and out of the shower safely. 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 — Your ability to move from one place to a different one, for example from a bed to a chair.
  3. Ambulation If you can walk on your own while having objects in your hands.

If you currently need assistance to be functionally mobile, the Oakland, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to getting your autonomy back. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a a progressive disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll guide you through your journey to the best possible movement health. We will guide you in 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 main way to determine functional mobility in Oakland, MO:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you can complete a specified task safely and without taking an excessive amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you can perform certain movements but only with an assistive device
  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 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 required
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can put in a quarter of the work of the task yourself
  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 could lead to you becoming hurt

At Axes Physical Therapy in Oakland, MO, your customized treatment plan may include gradually allowing you more and more independence until you get the highest level you can. All of our methods 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 exercises we have in mind for you are safe for someone suffering from the same ailment you are.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Oakland, MO

Needless to say, simply being to move between chairs comfortably does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are fast breaks to run, fun activities to share with your family, and the occupational tasks of the job you perform every day in order to provide for your Oakland, 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 Oakland, MO occupational therapists are vital to your return to work when an injury or condition does not allow you to carry out the tasks of your job. We serve as an integral member of your workers’ compensation team so you can get back to contributing to our Oakland, 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 Every athletes worst nightmare 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 Oakland, 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 makes anyone anxious. 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 an effective plan of action to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and the extent to wish you want to improve it, consult with your Oakland, MO doctor about what physical therapy can do for you, or come see us for a no-risk, no-obligation injury screening from a qualified physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Oakland, 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 to make sure no muscle is stronger or weaker than it should be in relation to the muscles around it. Achieving equal muscle balance around joints is essential in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To reach the movement health and lifestyle we desire, not only do our muscles need to have the strength to control bones, but our muscles, tendons, 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 — Balance issues are usually caused by:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular disorder, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, or the network between your sensory receptors and your nervous system

An experienced physical therapist in Oakland, MO will determine what is causing your mobility issues and come up with a treatment plan, based on evidence to get you back to the lifestyle you enjoy most. 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 Oakland, MO can also fit you for medically accepted assistive devices including splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to help you achieve the best possible mobility.

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How Physical Therapy in Oakland, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase strength and flexibility. As we work to reach optimal movement health, you’ll also see the following benefits:

  • Pain relief, whether from an injury or pain that is chronic in nature without the need of costly and potentially habit forming prescription drugs
  • Depending on the nature of your mobility limitations, the potential to avoid surgery by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Mobility education, including exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home with no risk to injury, injury prevention techniques, and the best postures for improved mobility
  • Motivating you to maintain an active lifestyle, carries with it the benefits of enhanced energy, lowers your risk of heart disease, contributes to a healthy weight, makes you feel better, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Oakland, 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 arthritis, 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 what you love doing most. We employ a leads to positive patient outcomes. To restore the level of mobility you deserve, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or call 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
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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