Old Monroe, MO

Old Monroe, MO

You can regain the mobility and independence you once enjoyed. Call Axes Physical Therapy for evidence-based, tailored treatment plans to get you back to the activities you love.

Mobility in Old Monroe, MO. Our bodies are meant to be on the go. 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 pain-free. While experiencing pain and other factors that affect mobility also have an impact on our emotional well-being, Axes Physical Therapy in Old Monroe, MO offers safe, effective, and evidence-backed treatment plans that are customized specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. Whether your mobility is limited because of acute trauma, a disease, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal skeleton such as sciatica, begin your journey to optimal mobility and comfort as soon as possible by requesting an appointment with Axes today or calling the location nearest you.

The one definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some of us that may mean rolling over in bed comfortably, while for others it may mean sprinting down the basketball court on a fast break. Whatever mobility means to you, if can’t complete the activities you want to consult with your doctor to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Old Monroe, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to safely get around their home. This includes anything from moving around in bed or bringing a cup of coffee to the next room and sitting on the couch. Fundamentally, 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 switch between places, 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 Old Monroe, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to helping you regain your freedom. Whether you currently lack full functional mobility as a result of 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 the best possible movement health. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility training. Our therapists are also experts vestibular therapy to help with vestibular disorders that cause sensory dysfunction.

Old Monroe, MO physical therapists often rely on the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) of seven levels to determine someone’s functional mobility:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to complete a specified task without risk of injury and in a relatively normal 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 independently but need someone standing by to prevent risk of injury
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can exert 75% of the work 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 half 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 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 Old Monroe, MO, your personalized treatment plan may include gradually taking you from the first level to the highest level possible. All of our methods are based on what research says works best for you, and your dedicated physical therapist will begin your mobility treatment with a thorough evaluation of your health to ensure that the exercises we have in mind for you are safe for someone in your exact condition.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Old Monroe, MO

To be sure, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just being to move between furniture independently. There are pickleball leagues to dominate, your children to play with, and the occupational tasks of the job you carry out every day so that you can provide for your Old Monroe, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists can help any athlete, worker, or family member achieve the activity level they desire. Our services also include:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Old Monroe, MO occupational therapists are essential to your recovery 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 Old Monroe, MO community and supporting your family the best way you can. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine if you can safely go back to work either fully or at some level.
  • Sports therapy The last thing any athlete wants to experience is a sudden injury that sidelines them and keeps them from what they love 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 Old Monroe, 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 and your recovery from it are delicate matters that make anyone nervous. Whether your surgery is a matter of choice or a strong recommendation from a physician, we’ll work with your physician and surgeons to form a complete surgical team to give you piece of mind, and formulate a proven strategy to restore optimal mobility.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the extent to wish you want to improve it, consult with your Old Monroe, MO doctor about what physical therapy can do for you, or visit one of our locations for a free injury screening from a qualified physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Old Monroe, 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 achieve muscle balance. Achieving equal muscle balance around joints is crucial 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 typically caused by:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular condition, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, or the network between your sensory receptors and your nervous system

An experienced physical therapist in Old Monroe, MO will find the root of your limitations in mobility and develop a treatment plan, based on empirical research to get you back to the activities you love. In addition to therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, We can help you improve your mobility with:

If your doctor and therapy team agree, a physical therapist in Old Monroe, 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 Old Monroe, 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 enjoy:

  • Pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions without the need of painkillers or opioids
  • If applicable, the opportunity to avoid a surgical procedure by encouraging the body’s own healing methods
  • Mobility education, including exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home with no risk to injury, what you can do to prevent injuries, and correct posture
  • Encouraging you to maintain an active lifestyle, carries with it the benefits of enhanced energy, decreases your odds of developing cardiovascular disease, contributes to a healthy weight, makes you feel better, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Old Monroe, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to do basic everyday things, 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 take a client-centered approach. To get back your independence and active lifestyle, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Samantha Bixby
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA

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