Potosi, MO

Potosi, 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 Potosi, MO. Our bodies are meant to move. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it impedes us from doing what we love most. While that loss of physical mobility affects us in more ways than just physically, Axes Physical Therapy in Potosi, MO can develop solutions that have been proven to get results and that are built specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. Whether your mobility is limited because of acute trauma, a chronic condition, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal skeleton such as sciatica, start on the road back to your best possible mobility and comfort now by setting up a mobility and injury analysis with Axes today or calling the the one of our 15 locations most convenient for you.

The dictionary definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some Potosi, MO residents that is as simple as rolling over in bed without pain, while others have more active lifestyle desires like sprinting down the basketball court on a fast break. Whatever it means to you, if your mobility is severely restricted consult with your doctor to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Potosi, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to complete basic tasks. This includes simple tasks such as rolling over in bed or getting in and out of the shower safely. In general, functional mobility is typically though of in three different ways:

  1. Bed mobility — Your ability 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 bed to a chair.
  3. Ambulation Whether or not you can walk, and can do so while carrying things.

If you cannot currently complete some or all of the activities above without the aid of a person or assistive device, the Potosi, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to getting your self-sufficiency back. Whether the condition affecting you is a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a degenerative condition like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll implement a customized plan that has been proven to help people like you return to the best possible movement health. Part of your treatment will likely be simple and safe strengthening, balance, and flexibility training. Our therapists are also highly trained in vestibular therapy to help with vestibular disorders that cause sensory dysfunction.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you can move in a certain way without assistance and without taking an excessive amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you can perform specific movements but only with an assistive device
  3. Supervision, meaning you can complete the task independently but need someone standing by for safety
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can exert 75% of the effort needed to complete the task or more while a physical therapist does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can perform about half of the work required
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can complete about 25% of the task yourself
  7. Total assistance or not testable, meaning you can complete less than 25% of the task, or that the activity is not safe to test

At Axes Physical Therapy in Potosi, MO, your tailor-made 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 at your first appointment with your professional physical therapist, they will perform a thorough examination of your health to confirm that the exercises we use are safe for someone in your exact condition.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Potosi, MO

Needless to say, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just being to move between furniture comfortably. There are fast breaks to run, 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 Potosi, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists can help any individual achieve the activity level they desire. Our services also include:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Potosi, MO occupational therapists are an essential part of getting you back to work after a work-related injury. We serve as an integral member of your workers’ compensation team so you can get back to contributing to our Potosi, MO community and supporting your family the best way you can. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain what activity level you can safely carry out.
  • Sports therapy Every athletes worst nightmare is a sudden pop or crack that keeps them inactive and limited for anywhere from a couple weeks to a year. Our Potosi, MO physical therapy team is experienced in helping 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 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 formulate an effective game plan to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the extent to wish you want to improve it, consult with your Potosi, MO doctor about what physical therapy can do for you, or come see us for a no-risk, no-obligation injury screening from a professional physical or occupational therapist.

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

The four tenets of mobility are our strength, flexibility, range of motion, and balance:

  • Strength — While physical therapy is effective at rebuilding and maintaining strength, it also ensures that no muscle is disproportionately strong or weak. Surrounding our joints with healthy and equally strong muscles is crucial in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To reach the movement health and lifestyle we desire, 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 typically due to:
    • Problems with vision
    • A vestibular issue, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the sense of awareness ingrained in our muscles and joints

An experienced physical therapist in Potosi, MO will be able to identify the source of your limitations in mobility and come up with a treatment plan, based on evidence to improve your movement health. In addition to restorative strength, flexibility, and core exercises, your treatment plan may also include:

If your doctor and therapy team agree, a physical therapist in Potosi, MO can also mold your very own 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 Potosi, 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. Your customized treatment plans:

  • 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 a surgical procedure by stimulating the body’s own healing methods
  • Patient education, including physical therapy techniques you can safely do at home, 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, decreases your odds of developing heart disease, contributes to a healthy weight, improves your mood, and encourages your body to get a full 8 hours of sleep

Other services we offer in Potosi, MO include:

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Whether you need hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to open jars, are looking for 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 take a client-centered approach. 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
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Angie LeClere
Front Office
Kinsey Jackson
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.

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