Ellisville, MO

Ellisville, MO

Pain Management Ellisville, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. If chronic pain has become an obstacle from doing the activities you love, you need an effective pain management strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Ellisville, MO movement experts with years of experience successfully connecting patients to freedom from pain. We are able to treat pain effectively by tailoring the treatment to each individual patient, considering everything about their health and needs. Your Ellisville, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most current empirical findings and industry practices to put together a perfect pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to begin on your journey to living pain-free. Select any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management care near Ellisville, MO.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain is a widespread problem affecting all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — throughout the country, the world, and Ellisville, MO. If you are in Ellisville, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are not alone.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Ellisville, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat pain sufferers every day. Though the numbers surrounding the effects of pain on the population are staggering, they do not surprise our experienced pain management professionals.

How Does Pain Affect our Community?

  • Chronic pain costs patients over $560 billion every year in medical costs, lost income, and additional expenses and losses, with calculations from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • On any given day, approximately 50 million adults in the United States are living with pain.
  • Over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% have debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • Of those living with chronic pain conditions, 89% have been actively feeling pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is responsible for some of the most missed work, costing $61.2 billion a year in the United States in lost productivity alone. Of that number, 76.6% can be attributed to decreased efficiency of workers dealing with pain while working, not work absences related to pain.

Our goal in pointing out these figures is to demonstrate that Axes Physical Therapy takes Ellisville, MO pain management seriously. We respect the magnitude of this public health threat and possess years of experience formulating and administering therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Individuals in Ellisville, MO and around the world need on quality, evidence-based pain management care. Our qualified team of Ellisville, MO physical and occupational therapists is committed to providing care to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Trust your Ellisville, MO pain management needs to the experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Ellisville, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain when our peripheral nervous system sends signals from the receptors throughout the body to the brain. Understanding how your pain functions can help your Ellisville, MO pain management physical therapy team target the source of your pain and return you to peak movement health.

As someone living with pain and a perspective pain management patient, it helps to understand pain as a general topic and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is usually described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: limited in duration, most often reflective of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: long-term pain, more often tied to explanations other than tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, strong emotions, previous traumatic injury, and changes in the wiring of the brain

Acute pain is categorized by:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • arises from an injury or specific physical trauma
  • increased pain when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and relief when the factor causing the pain is removed; for example, if you have a knee injury, you may experience worsened pain when putting pressure on that leg, but feel some relief when you take your weight off of that leg, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Some of the most common symptoms of chronic pain are:

  • pain that persists for longer than 3 months
  • not directly or immediately attributed to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • fluctuating severity of pain that cannot be explained by a specific motion or activity
  • hypersensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological health concerns like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you have recently been injured and are suffering from acute pain, speak with our Ellisville, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to swiftly alleviate your pain and address your injury, helping you heal properly to prevent future chronic pain and complications.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Ellisville, MO pain management professionals will determine and engage in the most promising Ellisville, MO pain management solutions that will return you to the daily activities that are important to you, free from pain.

It is important to select an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Ellisville, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to discuss your Ellisville, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Ellisville, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life with pain is limiting, often to the point of debilitating. Pain affects us psychologically as much as it does physically. It is easy to feel desperate or hopeless when you have lived with chronic pain for years or what feels like an eternity. Our physical and occupational therapists give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. A good Ellisville, MO pain management plan like physical therapy addresses the underlying cause of your pain and, in the meantime, help you manage the psychological experience of pain episodes.

Physical therapy is increasingly one of the first and best recommendations for individuals living with pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based practice of movement health and draws upon the principles of kinesiology and the musculoskeletal system. As the American Physical Therapy Association puts it, physical therapists are movement experts who work to improve quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Ellisville, MO physical and occupational therapists are passionate about getting patients back to the activities they love and eliminating pain by treating the patient holistically. Trust our team to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

In addition to pain management, our Ellisville, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

We can help you manage your pain though physical therapy modalities that do the following:

  • Minimize tightness and inflammation
  • Strengthen muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Restore balance to the body
  • Improve range of motion
  • Manage scar tissue
  • Promote overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Ellisville, MO

Our Ellisville, MO physical therapists are seasoned experts in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will be assigned your own personal pain management physical therapist who will design the right treatment plan for you. We may use:

  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise and movement
  • Graded exposure
  • Heat/Cold applications
  • Trigger point dry needling
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS)
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage therapy

You are a vital piece to your pain management outlook, as we need to truly understand your experience in order to give you the best pain management care. To design the safest and most effective care, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, consult your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You hold the key of getting an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you see a physical therapist near Ellisville, MO for a pain management evaluation, be honest and provide as much information as possible. Your physical therapist may ask you things like:

  • How long have you had pain?
  • How did it start?
  • Where is the pain located?
  • When do you experience the pain?
  • What types of activities bring it on?
  • How long does it take for it to go away?
  • What does the pain “feel” like?
  • What can make the pain feel better (lessen)?
  • On a scale of 0 to 10, can you rate how much pain you are currently experiencing?
  • What do you think is causing the pain?
  • What is your past medical history?

Pain Management Near You in Ellisville, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you need a medical professional you trust who understands your condition and can provide you with the pain management solutions you need. Axes Physical Therapy is home to a vast network of physical and occupational therapists that are among the best in their respective specialties.

Work with a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Ellisville, MO for tailored pain management care based on proven treatment methods. Call us today or find the Axes location that is most convenient 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
  • Women's Health Therapy - Pelvic Floor
  • 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 Long
DPT, CMPT, ATC
Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Bill Franzen
Partner, PT, MHSPT
Kinsey Jackson
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Zac Schniers
PT, DPT, CMPT
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, CHT
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
Mark Smith
PT, DPT, CMPT
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Ali Bauer
PT, CMPT
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Mitchell Hammack
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Jodi Bielicke
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert.
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Emily Helton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L, CHT
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
Candace Cunningham
Clinic Director, PT, DPT
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
John Teepe
Partner, MPT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
John Ruesler
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Jennifer Szydlowski
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Brian Freund
Partner, DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Joe Schmersahl
Clinic Director, PT, MTC, CMTPT
Bailey Zimmermann
Front Office Supervisor
Bradley Webb
Clinic Director, PT
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 Schrage
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
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L
Lauren Vaughn
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Stephanie Heubi
Front Office
Hannah Drake
DPT, CMPT, ATC, LAT
Kimberly Helm
Front Office Supervisor
JP Thompson
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Marion Shaw
Front Office Supervisor
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Abigail Alsmeyer
Front Office
Lisa Bell
Front Office
Shelby Ellis
Front Office
Kayla Kowal
PT, DPT, CSCS
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office
Erin Bauer
PT, DPT
Annmarie Koenen
Front Office
Kelly Thornton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT
Jamie Davis
Front Office
Grace Gualtieri
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Heather Guffey
Front Office
Candy Willcox
Front Office
Lorinda Gaines
Front Office
Jeff Cowdry
OTR/L, CHT
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Chris Casner
PT, Clinic Director
Nick Baldwin
Front Office
Christine Rufkahr
PT, COMT, CSMT

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