Twin Oaks, MO

Twin Oaks, MO

Limited mobility does not have to follow you for the rest of your life. Call Axes Physical Therapy for evidence-based, customized treatment plans to get you back to what you love doing most.

Mobility in Twin Oaks, MO. Our bodies are built to be on the go. But sometimes, our bodies don’t work the way they should and it prevents us from the activities we love. While losing your independence because of losing your mobility also have an impact on our emotional well-being, Axes Physical Therapy in Twin Oaks, MO offers safe, effective, and proven treatment plans that are customized specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. No matter if your mobility limitations are the result of an injury, a disease, or a musculoskeletal issue such as sciatica, start on the road back to optimal mobility and comfort as soon as possible by requesting an appointment with Axes today or calling the location nearest you.

The dictionary definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some Twin Oaks, MO residents that looks like rolling over in bed without pain, while others need to get back to making a diving catch in their softball league. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if your mobility is severely restricted speak with a physician about professional physical therapy services.

Functional Mobility in Twin Oaks, 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 bringing a cup of coffee to another room and sitting down. In general, there are three types of functional mobility:

  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 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 Twin Oaks, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are dedicated to getting your autonomy back. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by an ACL 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. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility movements. 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 assess functional mobility in Twin Oaks, 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 need a device such as crutches to complete the task
  3. Stand-by assist, meaning you can perform the movement independently but need someone to monitor you to prevent risk of injury
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can exert 75% of the effort needed to complete the task or more while someone else helps you the rest of the way
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert 50% 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 could lead to you becoming hurt

At Axes Physical Therapy in Twin Oaks, MO, your tailor-made treatment plan may include safely 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 at your first appointment with your professional physical therapist, they will perform a thorough evaluation 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 Twin Oaks, MO

Needless to say, simply being to move between chairs independently does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are doubles to hit in your softball league, your pets to pick up, and the physical demands of the job you carry out every day so that you can earn a living for your Twin Oaks, 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 Twin Oaks, MO occupational therapists are crucial 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 being an integral member of our Twin Oaks, MO community and providing for your family as you always have. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain if you are ready to return to your job.
  • Sports therapy The last thing anyone who loves playing sports wants to experience is an unexpected fall or collision 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 Twin Oaks, 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 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 formulate a proven game plan to restore optimal mobility.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the level of movement health you desire, consult with your Twin Oaks, MO doctor about whether they think getting you a prescription for physical therapy is right for you, or visit one of our locations for a no-obligation injury screening from a qualified physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Twin Oaks, 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. Having proportionately strong muscles around joints is crucial in preventing injury and improving your mobility.
  • Flexibility and range of motion — To achieve optimal movement health, not only do our muscles need to have the strength to control bones, but our muscles, ligaments, 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 due to:
    • Problems with vision
    • A vestibular issue, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, or the network between your sensory receptors and your nervous system

A professional physical therapist in Twin Oaks, 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 lifestyle you enjoy most. In addition to therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, your treatment plan may also include:

If necessary, a physical therapist in Twin Oaks, 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 Twin Oaks, 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. As we work to reach optimal 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
  • Depending on the nature of your mobility limitations, the potential to avoid surgery by encouraging the body’s own healing methods
  • Movement health education, including exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home with no risk to injury, injury prevention techniques, and correct posture
  • Encouraging you to maintain an active lifestyle, carries with it the benefits of enhanced energy, decreases your odds of developing heart disease, helps control weight, makes you feel better, and encourages your body to get a full 8 hours of sleep

Other services we offer in Twin Oaks, MO include:

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Whether you are looking for hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to do basic everyday things, 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 works best for you. We pride ourselves on our leads to positive patient outcomes. 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
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM)
  • Spine Specialty – Manual Therapy Certified
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Lauren Cavanaugh
Front Office Supervisor
Amanda Gubbels
DPT, CMPT, ATC
Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Angie LeClere
Front Office
Bill Franzen
PT, MHSPT
Kinsey Jackson
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Natasha Burtchett
Front Office Supervisor
Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
Ashley Kraus
Front Office
Helen Ziegler
Front Office
Addie Kersting
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
Mark Smith
PT, DPT, CMPT
Kaila Mikesch
PT, DPT, CMPT
Ali Bauer
PT, CMPT
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Samantha Bixby
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Rachel Weilandich
PT, DPT, CMPT
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Kelsey Kessler
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Mitchell Hammack
PT, DPT, CMPT
Buddy Pich
PT, CMPT
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Jodi Bielicke (Klott)
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert.
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Emily Helton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Ryan Knuckles
PT, DPT, Astym Cert., Dry Needling Cert.
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Nick Weber
Clinic Director, MPT
Ernie Goddard
Clinic Director, PT
John Ruesler
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Jennifer Szydlowski
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Brian Freund
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Joe Schmersahl
Clinic Director, PT, MTC, CMTPT
Bailey Zimmermann
Front Office Supervisor
Kelly Basler
Front Office
Daniel Scribner
PT, DPT, ATC
Jayne Scanlan
DPT, COMT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Michelle Green
Front Office
Megan Phillips
Front Office
TJ Jung
PT, DPT
Kaysie Cope
Front Office
Christine Lucke
MPT, COMT.
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Mary Headrick
Front Office Associate
Christine Blocker
Front Office Supervisor
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L
Lauren Vaughn
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Linda McCoy
Front Office
Stephanie Heubi
Front Office

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