Wentzville, MO

Wentzville, MO

It is possible to regain the mobility and independence you once enjoyed. Call Axes Physical Therapy for evidence-based, tailored treatment plans to get you back to the activities you love.

Mobility in Wentzville, MO. Our bodies are meant to to make walking and other movements easy. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it impedes 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 affects us in more ways than just physically, Axes Physical Therapy in Wentzville, MO can implement treatment plans that have been proven to work and that are built specifically to getting you back to the life you want to live. Regardless of whether your mobility is limited because of an injury, a disease, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal structure such as sciatica, begin your journey to optimal movement health and comfort now by requesting an appointment with Axes today or calling the the one of our multiple locations nearest you.

The dictionary definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some of us that looks like rolling over in bed comfortably, while others have more active lifestyle desires like serving an ace on the tennis court. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if you can’t live the life you want comfortable consult with your doctor to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Wentzville, 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. In general, functional mobility is typically though of in three different ways:

  1. Bed mobility — Whether or not you are able to to comfortably 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 one chair to another.
  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 tasks above without a person or assistive device helping you, the Wentzville, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are devoted to getting your independence back. Whether your currently limited functional mobility was caused by a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a central nervous system disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll design a tailor-made plan that safely and correctly helps you reach the best possible movement health. We will guide you in strengthening, balance, and flexibility exercises. Our therapists are also highly trained in vestibular therapy for people who have a debilitating vestibular disorder.

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

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to 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 a cane to complete the task
  3. Supervision, meaning you can complete the task by yourself but need someone close by so you don’t hurt yourself
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can exert 75% of the work needed to complete the task or more while a physical therapist does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert half of the effort needed
  6. Maximal assistance, meaning you can put in a quarter of the work of the task yourself
  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 Wentzville, 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 methods are based on what research says works best for you, and at your first appointment with your professional physical therapist, they will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your health to confirm that the exercises we use are safe for someone suffering from the same ailment you are.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Wentzville, MO

Needless to say, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just walking up the stairs pain-free. There are fast breaks to run, your pets to play with, and the vocational tasks you need to perform every day in order to earn a living for your Wentzville, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists can help any athlete, worker, or family member achieve the activity level they desire. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Wentzville, 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 Wentzville, MO community and supporting your family the best way you can. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine what functional capacities you are capable of.
  • Sports therapy The last thing anyone who loves playing sports wants to experience is a sudden injury that keeps them inactive and limited for weeks, months, or longer. Our Wentzville, 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 also specialize in injury prevention to help you avoid re-injury.
  • 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 formulate an effective strategy to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the level of improved mobility you desire, consult with your Wentzville, 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 Wentzville, MO Can Help Improve Your Mobility

The four tenets 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. Surrounding our joints with healthy and equally strong muscles is crucial in preventing injury and reaching optimal movement health.
  • 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 properly.
  • Balance — Balance issues are typically caused by:
    • Vision issues
    • A vestibular condition, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the sense of awareness ingrained in our muscles and joints

A licensed physical therapist in Wentzville, MO will determine what is causing your mobility issues and come up with a safe and effective treatment plan to improve your movement health. Beyond therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, your treatment plan may also include:

If your doctor and therapy team agree, a physical therapist in Wentzville, MO can also mold your very own 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 Wentzville, 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 see the following benefits:

  • Pain relief, whether from an injury or pain that is chronic in nature without needing to depend on prescription medications
  • 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
  • Encouraging you to maintain an active lifestyle, carries with it the benefits of increased energy, decreases your risk of cardiovascular 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 Wentzville, 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 arthritis, or want to return to your active lifestyle following acute trauma, Axes’ team of licensed physical and occupational therapists is here to help you get back to what you love doing most. We employ a leads to positive patient outcomes. To get back your independence and active lifestyle, 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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