Manchester, MO

Manchester, MO

Pain Management Manchester, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. When chronic pain prevents you from being is getting in the way of your ability to enjoy life or do the activities you want to do, you need a sound pain management plan.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Manchester, MO movement experts with years of experience successfully guiding patients to meaningful pain relief. We have the capability to effectively treat pain by tailoring our care to each individual, based upon everything about their health and needs. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Manchester, MO pain management therapist employs their clinical experience and the most up-to-date data and techniques to put together the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes as soon as possible or make an appointment online to begin on your journey to living pain-free. Visit one of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management care near Manchester, MO.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain affects many, many all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — in Manchester, MO and across the country. If you are in Manchester, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Manchester, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat pain sufferers every day. Our pain management doctors and therapists know all too well how wide-spread pain is, but fortunately we are equipped to eliminate your pain, as we have done for countless others.

The Facts about Pain

  • Chronic pain costs patients over $560 billion every year in medical treatment, reduced earnings, and other expenses. The true cost is likely much hire, with calculations from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • On any given day, around 50 million adults in the United States are living with pain.
  • Over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% suffer from debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain conditions, 89% of them have been actively feeling pain for at least one year.
  • Pain accounts for one of the leading causes of missed work, adding up to $61.2 billion a year in the United States just in lost productivity. 76.6% of that loss is due to decreased efficiency of workers dealing with pain while working, rather than work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our Manchester, MO pain management duties seriously. We respect the gravity of this public health threat and possess decades of experience formulating and administering therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is vital for adults in the Manchester, MO area and all over the country. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Manchester, MO physical therapists and movement specialists is on a mission to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Turn to the Manchester, MO pain management professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Manchester, MO: Understanding Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain when our peripheral nervous system communicates information from the receptors that extend out through the body to the brain. Understanding the nature of your pain can help your Manchester, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively treat 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 the topic of pain and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is generally described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, most often due to injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: persistent pain, more often originated from explanations other than damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, mood and mental state, previous traumatic injury, and changes in the brain

Acute pain symptoms include:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • tied to an injury or specific event
  • increased pain when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and decreased pain when the factor causing the pain is removed; if you have a knee injury, you may feel worsened pain when shifting weight onto that leg, but find that the pain is lessened or alleviated when you take your weight off of that leg with crutches or when elevating it

Some of the most common symptoms of chronic pain are:

  • pain that lingers beyond 3 months
  • not directly or immediately related to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • unpredictable degrees of pain that are not consistent with a specific motion or activity
  • hypersensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by mental health concerns such as depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are experiencing acute pain, talk to our Manchester, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to eliminate your pain quickly and heal properly to avoid chronic pain issues in the future.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Manchester, MO pain management professionals will establish and engage in the right Manchester, MO pain management solutions that will return you to the daily activities that are important to you without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

It is important to select an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Manchester, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Manchester, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Manchester, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living with pain is limiting, sometimes even 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’ job is to give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to the life you want to live. As a Manchester, MO pain management solution, physical therapy addresses the underlying cause of your pain and, in the meantime, help you manage the psychological experience of pain episodes.

The medical community recommends physical therapy as one of the best treatments for patients living with pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based approach to the body and movement, based on the knowledge of kinesiology and the musculoskeletal system. As the American Physical Therapy Association puts it, physical therapists are movement experts who work to elevate quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Manchester, MO physical and occupational therapists are zealous about getting patients back to the activities they love and eliminating pain by treating the patient holistically. Trust our team to give you meaningful relief from pain.

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

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

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

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Manchester, MO

Our Manchester, MO physical therapists are seasoned practitioners in a number of various specialized treatments. You will be assigned your own personal physical therapist who will work closely with you on your custom pain management plan. Your physical therapist might 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. In order to address your pain and provide the safest and most beneficial treatment, your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, investigate your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You hold the key to giving your doctor an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you see a physical therapist near Manchester, MO for a pain management evaluation, be open and provide as much information as possible. Your physical therapist may ask you things such as:

  • 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 Manchester, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you must have a trusted medical expert on your side 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.

Trust a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Manchester, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • 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
Haley Finnegan
OTR/L, CHT
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, CMPT
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
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
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
Shawna Morrow
Front Office
Stacy Ptak
Front Office
Ashley Brown
Front Office

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