Weldon Spring, MO

Weldon Spring, MO

You can restore the mobility and independence you once had. Call Axes Physical Therapy for evidence-based, personalized treatment plans to get you back to what you love doing most.

Mobility in Weldon Spring, MO. Our bodies are designed to be on the go. 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 Weldon Spring, MO can create solutions that have been proven to get results and that are built specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. Regardless of whether your mobility limitations are the result of acute trauma, a disease, or a musculoskeletal problem such as sciatica, take the first steps in optimal movement health and a pain-free daily life as soon as possible by requesting a free evaluation with Axes today or calling the the one of our 15 locations nearest you.

The dictionary definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some people that looks like rolling over in bed comfortably, while for others it may mean serving an ace on the tennis court. Whatever it means to you, if you can’t live the life you want comfortable speak with a physician about professional physical therapy and movement health services.

Functional Mobility in Weldon Spring, MO

Functional mobility refers to a person’s ability to complete basic tasks. This includes simple tasks such as moving around in bed or walking up a flight of stairs. Fundamentally, 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 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 Weldon Spring, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to getting your self-sufficiency back. Whether the condition affecting you is an ACL tear, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a central nervous system disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll implement a personalized plan that has been proven to help people like you return to the best possible mobility. 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.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you can achieve specific mobility thresholds safely and in a relatively normal amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you need a device such as a cane to complete the task
  3. Stand-by assist, meaning you can perform the movement by yourself 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 helps you the rest of the way
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert 50% of the effort required
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can complete about 25% of the task without assistance
  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 is not safe

At Axes Physical Therapy in Weldon Spring, MO, your customized treatment plan may include gradually taking you from the first level to the highest level possible. 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 comprehensive evaluation of your health to ensure that the treatment modalities we use are safe for someone in your exact condition.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Weldon Spring, MO

To be sure, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just walking up the stairs pain-free. There are pickleball leagues to dominate, fun activities to share with your family, and the occupational tasks of the job you carry out every day so that you can put food on the table for your Weldon Spring, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists can help any individual achieve the activity level they desire. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Weldon Spring, 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 being an integral member of our Weldon Spring, MO community and providing for 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 The worst-case scenario for any athlete is a sudden injury that sidelines them and keeps them from what they love for anywhere from a couple weeks to a year. Our Weldon Spring, 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 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 give you piece of mind, and develop a proven strategy to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and the level of improved mobility you desire, consult with your Weldon Spring, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is a good option for you, or come see us for a complimentary injury screening from a licensed physical or occupational therapist.

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

The four determinants 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 imperative in 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 — Balance issues are usually caused by:
    • Problems with vision
    • A vestibular condition, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the receptors in our muscles that monitor length, tension, pressure and noxious stimuli

A licensed physical therapist in Weldon Spring, MO will be able to identify the source of your limitations in mobility and develop a safe and effective treatment plan to improve your movement health. In addition to restorative strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If required, a physical therapist in Weldon Spring, 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 Weldon Spring, 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 improve your movement health, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Pain relief, whether from an injury or pain that is chronic in nature without the need of costly and potentially habit forming prescription drugs
  • If applicable, the potential to avoid a surgical procedure by motivating your body to heal on its own
  • Movement health education, including exercises you can safely do at home, injury prevention techniques, and the best postures for improved mobility
  • Motivating better physical health, carries with it the benefits of enhanced energy, decreases your risk of cardiovascular 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 Weldon Spring, MO include:

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Whether you are looking for hand therapy in order to make it easier for you to write, are in need of meaningful pain management for arthritis, or want to get back on the field after a sports injury, Axes’ team of licensed physical and occupational therapists is here to help you get back to the activities you love. We take a an approach that focuses on personalized treatment. To restore the level of mobility you deserve, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or find the location nearest 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Mitchell Hammack
PT, DPT, CMPT
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L
Jennifer Szydlowski
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Kaysie Cope
Front Office
Lauren Vaughn
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.

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