Owensville, MO

Owensville, MO

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

Mobility in Owensville, MO. Our bodies are built 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 experiencing pain and other factors that affect mobility also have an impact on our emotional well-being, Axes Physical Therapy in Owensville, MO offers treatment plans that have been proven to work and that are tailored specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. Whether your mobility limitations are the result of an injury, a disease, or a musculoskeletal issue such as sciatica, start on the road back to your best possible movement health and comfort as soon as possible by scheduling a mobility and injury analysis with Axes today or calling the location nearest you.

The dictionary defines mobility as, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some Owensville, MO residents that is as simple as rolling over in bed comfortably, while others need to get back to 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 consult with your doctor to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Owensville, MO

Functional mobility refers to a person’s ability to complete daily tasks. This can be anything from moving around in bed or carrying a cup of coffee to the next room and sitting down. Fundamentally, functional mobility is typically though of in three different ways:

  1. Bed mobility — Your ability to comfortably move around in bed, including rolling, scooting, sitting up, and lying down.
  2. Transfers — Your ability to switch between places, for example from one chair 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 cannot currently complete some or all of the activities above without the aid of a person or assistive device, the Owensville, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to helping you restore your autonomy. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a degenerative condition like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll create a personalized plan that safely and correctly helps you reach optimal mobility. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility exercises. We also offer vestibular therapy for people who have a debilitating vestibular disorder.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to move in a certain way without risk of injury and without taking an excessive amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you need a device such as crutches to complete the task
  3. Stand-by assist, 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 perform about half of the work necessary
  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 even testing whether or not you can do it is not safe

At Axes Physical Therapy in Owensville, MO, your tailor-made treatment plan may include safely taking you from the first level to the highest level you are able to achieve. 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 thorough examination 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 Owensville, MO

To be sure, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just walking up the stairs without assistance. There are corners to burn on the football field, fun activities to share with your family, and the physical demands of the job you perform every day so that you can provide for your Owensville, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists can help any athlete, worker, or family member improve mobility they need to get back to the activities they love. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Owensville, MO occupational therapists are essential to your return to work when an injury or condition does not allow you to carry out the tasks of your job. We team up with you and your physician, insurance carrier, attorney and employer so you can get back to contributing to our Owensville, MO community and supporting your family as you always have. 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 Every athletes worst nightmare is an unexpected pop or crack 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 Owensville, 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 reduce the risk of having to go through an injury again.
  • 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 give you piece of mind, and develop a proven game plan to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the level of movement health you desire, consult with your Owensville, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is advisable, or visit one of our locations for a complimentary injury screening from a licensed physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Owensville, MO Can Help Improve Your Mobility

The four determinants of mobility are 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. Having proportionately strong muscles around joints is essential in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To achieve optimal movement health, 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 — Frequent causes of balance issues are:
    • Problems with vision
    • A vestibular issue, or a problem 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 Owensville, MO will determine what is causing your mobility issues 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, We can help you improve your mobility with:

If necessary, a physical therapist in Owensville, MO can also create custom medically accepted assistive devices including 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 Owensville, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase mobility. As we work to improve your movement health, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Pain relief, whether from an injury or pain that is chronic in nature without having to use costly and potentially habit forming prescription drugs
  • If applicable, the potential to avoid surgery by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • 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
  • Encouraging you to maintain an active lifestyle, which leads to increased energy, decreases your odds of developing heart disease, helps control weight, makes you feel better, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Owensville, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to type, are in need of meaningful pain management for sciatica, 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 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT

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