Wilbur Park, MO

Wilbur Park, MO

You can regain the mobility and independence you once enjoyed. Call Axes Physical Therapy for proven, personalized treatment plans to get you back to the activities you love.

Mobility in Wilbur Park, MO. Our bodies are designed to to make walking and other movements easy. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it keeps 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 Wilbur Park, MO can provide you with safe, effective, and proven solutions that are customized specifically to you, your age, and your desired activity level. Regardless of whether your mobility is limited because of an injury, a chronic condition, or an impairment in your musculoskeletal skeleton such as sciatica, begin your journey to your best possible movement health and comfort as soon as possible by scheduling 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 Wilbur Park, MO residents that looks like picking up their grandchildren comfortably, while for others it may mean sprinting down the basketball court on a fast break. Whatever you need to improve your movement health for, if can’t complete the activities you want to speak with your doctor about professional physical therapy and movement health services.

Functional Mobility in Wilbur Park, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to complete basic tasks. This includes anything from rolling over 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 scoot, roll, and get in and out of bed comfortably.
  2. Transfers — Whether or not you are able to switch between places, for example from one chair 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 Wilbur Park, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are committed to helping you restore your self-sufficiency. Whether you currently lack full functional mobility as a result of a knee injury, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a central nervous system 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 exercises. We also offer vestibular therapy to help with vestibular disorders that cause sensory dysfunction.

Wilbur Park, MO physical therapists often utilize the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) of seven levels to evaluate someone’s functional mobility:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you are able to complete a specified task without risk of injury and in a relatively normal amount of time
  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 by yourself but need someone to monitor you to prevent risk of injury
  4. Minimal assistance, meaning you can exert 75% of the work needed to complete the task or more while someone else does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert half of the effort 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 Wilbur Park, 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 based on what research says can improve your mobility, and your dedicated physical therapist will begin your mobility treatment with a comprehensive examination of your health to verify that the exercises we use are safe for someone in your exact condition.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Wilbur Park, MO

Obviously, simply being to move between chairs without assistance does not define optimal movement health for many of us. There are pickleball leagues to dominate, fun activities to share with your family, and the physical demands of the job you perform every day so that you can put food on the table for your Wilbur Park, MO family. At Axes, our occupational and physical therapists can help any individual improve mobility they need to get back to the activities they love. Our services also include:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Wilbur Park, MO occupational therapists are vital to your recovery when an injury or condition does not allow you to carry out the tasks of your job. We team up with you and your physician, insurance carrier, attorney and employer so you can get back to helping our Wilbur Park, MO community and supporting your family the best way you can. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain if you are ready to return to your job.
  • Sports therapy The last thing any athlete wants to experience is a sudden injury that keeps them off the field or court for weeks, months, or longer. If you suffer an ACL tear, rotator cuff tear, or other sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy in Wilbur Park, 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 also specialize in 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 work with your physician and surgeons to form a complete surgical team to give you piece of mind, and formulate a successful plan of action to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

Whatever the current level of mobility, and the level of movement health you desire, consult with your Wilbur Park, MO doctor about whether or not physical therapy is advisable, or visit one of our locations for a no-risk, no-obligation injury screening from a qualified physical or occupational therapist.

How a Physical Therapist in Wilbur Park, 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 achieve muscle balance. 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 achieve optimal movement health, 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 are:
    • Problems with eyesight
    • A vestibular issue, or a problem in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the receptors in our muscles that monitor length, tension, pressure and noxious stimuli

A clinically experienced physical therapist in Wilbur Park, MO will find the root of your limitations in mobility and come up with a safe and effective treatment plan to improve your movement health. In addition to therapeutic strength, flexibility, and core exercises, We can help you improve your mobility with:

If necessary, a physical therapist in Wilbur Park, MO can also mold your very own medically accepted assistive devices such as splints, braces, crutches, or canes in order to help you achieve the best possible mobility.

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How Physical Therapy in Wilbur Park, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase mobility. As we work to reach optimal 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 costly and potentially habit forming prescription drugs
  • In some cases, the opportunity to avoid a surgical procedure by encouraging the body’s own healing methods
  • Mobility education, including physical therapy techniques you can do in the comfort of your own home with no risk to injury, injury prevention techniques, and correct posture
  • Motivating you to maintain an active lifestyle, carries with it the benefits of increased energy, decreases your odds of developing cardiovascular disease, contributes to a healthy weight, makes you feel better, and promotes better sleep

Other services we offer in Wilbur Park, 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 joint problems, 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 client-centered approach. To get back your independence and active lifestyle, request an appointment with Axes Physical Therapy today or reach out to 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT
Jayne Scanlan
DPT, COMT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L

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