Wright City, MO

Wright City, MO

Limited mobility does not have to follow you for the rest of your life. Call Axes Physical Therapy for proven, customized treatment plans to get you back to the activities you love.

Mobility in Wright City, MO. Our bodies are built to be on the go. But sometimes, our mobility is impeded and it keeps us from the activities we love. While experiencing pain and other factors that affect mobility can affect our mental health as well, Axes Physical Therapy in Wright City, MO offers safe, effective, and proven solutions that are tailored specifically to getting you back to the life you want to live. No matter if your mobility is limited because of acute trauma, a degenerative condition, or a musculoskeletal condition such as sciatica, begin your journey to your best possible mobility and meaningful pain relief now by setting up a free evaluation with Axes today or calling the the one of our 15 locations most convenient for you.

The one definition of mobility is, “the ability to move… freely and easily.” For some people that may mean rolling over in bed comfortably, while for others it may mean serving an ace on the tennis court. Whatever it means to you, if your mobility is severely restricted speak with a physician to see if physical therapy is the right choice for you.

Functional Mobility in Wright City, MO

Functional mobility is the capacity one has to safely and efficiently get around their home. This can be simple tasks such as comfortably laying down in bed each night or walking up a flight of stairs. In general, functional mobility can be broken down into three categories:

  1. Bed mobility — Whether or not you can to scoot, roll, and get in and out of bed pain-free.
  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.

While the injury or condition impeding your functional mobility may mean that you currently rely on assistance in order to complete basic tasks, the Wright City, MO physical and occupational therapists at Axes are committed to getting your independence back. Whether the condition affecting you is a sports injuryan rotator cuff tear tear, arthritis or other joint pain, or even a central nervous system disorder like Parkinson’s disease, we’ll develop a tailor-made 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 specialists 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 Wright City, MO:

  1. Complete independence, meaning you can complete a specified task without risk of injury and without taking an excessive amount of time
  2. Modified independence, meaning you can perform certain movements but only with an assistive device
  3. Supervision, meaning you can perform the movement independently 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 someone else does the rest
  5. Moderate assistance, meaning you can exert half of the effort needed
  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 even testing whether or not you can do it is not safe

At Axes Physical Therapy in Wright City, MO, your customized 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 works best for you, and when you and your licensed physical therapist first meet, they will perform a thorough examination of your health to ensure that the exercises we use are safe for someone suffering from the same ailment you are.

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Beyond Functional Mobility in Wright City, MO

Needless to say, many of us desire a higher level of movement health than just being to move between furniture independently. There are pickleball leagues to dominate, your pets to pick up, and the physical demands of the job you carry out every day so that you can provide for your Wright City, 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. We also offer:

  • Occupational therapy — Our Wright City, MO occupational therapists are crucial to your recovery when an injury or condition limits the mobility needed to to do your hob. We serve as an integral member of your workers’ compensation team so you can get back to contributing to our Wright City, MO community and supporting your family as you want to. Our advanced work rehabilitation includes Functional Capacity Evaluations to ascertain what functional capacities you are capable of.
  • Sports therapy The last thing any athlete wants to experience is a sudden fall or collision that keeps them inactive and limited 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 Wright City, MO will help you regain your mobility and get you back on the field or court as soon as is safely possible. Our Certified Athletic Trainers can also educate you on the specifics of injury prevention to help you reduce the risk of having to go through an injury again.
  • Pre/post surgical rehabilitation Surgery and your recovery from it are delicate matters that make anyone nervous. Whether your surgery is elective or medically necessary, we’ll team up with the doctors recommending and performing your surgery to help you feel confident in your treatment, and develop a successful game plan to get the best possible outcome from your procedure.

However limited you currently are in your mobility, and the level of movement health you desire, consult with your Wright City, 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-risk, no-obligation injury screening from a qualified physical or occupational therapist.

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

The four determinants 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 ensures that no muscle is disproportionately strong or weak. Having proportionately strong muscles around joints is essential 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 — Balance issues are usually due to:
    • Problems with eyesight
    • A vestibular disorder, or something in your inner ear
    • Your proprioceptive system, the sense of awareness ingrained in our muscles and joints

A professional physical therapist in Wright City, MO will find the root of your mobility issues and develop a safe and effective treatment plan to improve your movement health. Beyond restorative strength, flexibility, and core exercises, other evidence-backed techniques may include:

If required, a physical therapist in Wright City, 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 Wright City, MO Helps Beyond Mobility

Physical therapy does more than just increase mobility. As we work to improve your movement health, you’ll also see the following benefits:

  • Pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions without needing to depend on painkillers or opioids
  • In some cases, the potential to avoid a surgical procedure by encouraging the body’s natural way of healing itself
  • Movement health education, including exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home with no risk to injury, what you can do to prevent injuries, and the best postures for improved mobility
  • Encouraging you to maintain an active lifestyle, which leads to 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 Wright City, 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 return to your active lifestyle following acute trauma, Axes’ team of licensed physical and occupational therapists is here to help you get back to the activities you love. We practice 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 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
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Samantha Bixby
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA

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