Parkdale, MO

Parkdale, MO

It is possible to regain the mobility and independence you once had. Call Axes Physical Therapy for proven, customized treatment plans to get you back to what you love doing most.

Mobility in Parkdale, MO. Our bodies are meant to to make walking and other movements easy. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it impedes us from doing what we love most. While that loss of physical mobility also have an impact on our emotional well-being, Axes Physical Therapy in Parkdale, MO offers safe, effective, and evidence-backed treatment plans that are built specifically to you and your needs. Regardless of whether 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 now by setting up 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 looks like picking up their grandchildren 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 your mobility is severely restricted consult with your doctor about professional physical therapy and movement health services.

Functional Mobility in Parkdale, MO

Functional mobility refers to a person’s ability to complete daily tasks. This includes simple tasks such as getting in and out of 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 easily move around in bed, including rolling, scooting, sitting up, and lying down.
  2. Transfers — Your ability to move from one surface to another, for example from a chair, bed, or sofa to another.
  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 Parkdale, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are committed to helping you restore your autonomy. Whether you currently lack full functional mobility due to 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 mobility. Most treatment plans include strengthening, balance, and flexibility training. We also offer vestibular therapy to help with vestibular disorders that cause dizziness and vertigo.

The seven level Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is the main way to evaluate functional mobility in Parkdale, MO:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to complete a specified task without risk of injury and in a timely manner
  2. Modified independence, meaning you need a device such as a walker to complete the task
  3. Stand-by assist, meaning you can complete the task independently but need someone standing by so you don’t hurt yourself
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can do 75% or more while a physical therapist does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert half of the effort necessary
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can complete about 25% of the task independently
  7. Total assistance or not testable, meaning you can complete less than 25% of the task, or that even testing whether or not you can do it carries the risk of injury

At Axes Physical Therapy in Parkdale, MO, your personalized treatment plan may include safely taking you from the first level to the highest level you are able to achieve. All of our treatment plans are based on what research says can improve your mobility, and your dedicated physical therapist will begin your mobility treatment with a comprehensive evaluation of your health to verify that the treatment modalities 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 Parkdale, MO

To be sure, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just being to move between furniture independently. There are fast breaks to run, your children to pick up, and the vocational tasks you need to perform every day so that you can earn a living for your Parkdale, MO family. At Axes, we offer comprehensive physical and occupational physical therapy that can help any athlete, worker, or family member achieve the activity level they desire. Our services also include:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Parkdale, 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 contributing to our Parkdale, MO community and providing for your family as you always have. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain if you can safely go back to work either fully or in some capacity.
  • Sports therapy The worst-case scenario for any athlete is an unexpected fall or collision 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 Parkdale, MO will help you restore your mobility and get you back on the field or court as soon as is safely possible. Our Certified Athletic Trainers are big believers in teaching 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 elective or medically necessary, we’ll team up with the doctors recommending and performing your surgery to ease your worry, and formulate a proven 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 Parkdale, 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 clinically experienced physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Parkdale, 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. Surrounding our joints with healthy and equally strong muscles 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, 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 — Frequent causes of balance issues include:
    • Problems with eyesight
    • A vestibular disorder, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the receptors in our muscles that monitor length, tension, pressure and noxious stimuli

An experienced physical therapist in Parkdale, MO will determine what is causing your limitations in mobility and come up with a treatment plan, based on empirical research to improve your movement health. Beyond therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If necessary, a physical therapist in Parkdale, MO can also fit you for medically accepted assistive devices such as splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to best facilitate movement.

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How Physical Therapy in Parkdale, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

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

  • Pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions without having to use prescription medications
  • 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 safely do at home, injury prevention techniques, and the best postures for improved mobility
  • Motivating you to maintain an active lifestyle, which leads to increased energy, decreases 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 Parkdale, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to open jars, are in need of meaningful pain management for joint problems, 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 is safe and affective. We employ 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 find the location most convenient 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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