Olympian Village, MO

Olympian Village, MO

Pain Management Olympian Village, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. When chronic pain impedes 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 strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Olympian Village, MO movement experts with years of success guiding patients to freedom from pain. We are able to treat pain effectively by fitting the treatment to each individual patient, based upon everything about their health and needs. Your Olympian Village, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most current understanding and industry practices to create the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now or make an appointment online to move toward a pain-free life. Select any of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management care near Olympian Village, MO.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain is a major problem affecting all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — in the United States and across the globe, and Olympian Village, MO is no different. If you are in Olympian Village, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are not alone.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Olympian Village, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat people who suffer from pain every day. Our pain management doctors and therapists know all too well how wide-spread pain is, but fortunately we have the skill required to eliminate your pain, as we have done for countless others.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Patients with chronic pain lose more than $560 billion every year in medical costs, lost income, and other expenses and losses, with estimates from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • On any given day, approximately 50 million American adults are living with pain.
  • Over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% deal with chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 89% of them have experienced the pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is responsible for some of the most missed work, adding up to $61.2 billion a year in the United States in lost productivity alone. Of that number, 76.6% is due to decreased productivity of workers who report to work when experiencing pain, rather than work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our Olympian Village, MO pain management duties seriously. We recognize the gravity of the problem and possess years of experience designing and administering therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is critical for adults in the Olympian Village, MO area and all over the country. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Olympian Village, MO physical therapists and movement specialists is on a mission to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Trust your Olympian Village, MO pain management needs to the experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Olympian Village, MO: Understanding Your Pain

Pain is a sensation we experience 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 Olympian Village, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively target your pain at the source and return you to peak movement health.

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

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, usually a result of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: long-term pain, more likely tied to explanations besides tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, mental health issues, previous traumatic injury, and changes that occur in the brain

Symptoms of acute pain include:

  • pain that lasts less than 3 months
  • the sensation of pain is local to the injured area
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • associated with an injury or specific event
  • pain that worsens when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and relief when the irritant is removed; if you have an ankle injury, you may feel worsened pain when shifting weight onto that leg, but feel some relief when you take your weight off of that leg, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Below is a list of common chronic pain symptoms:

  • pain that persists beyond 3 months
  • not directly or immediately attributed to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating severity of pain that cannot be explained by a specific action or behavior
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by mental health concerns like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are suffering from acute pain, speak with our Olympian Village, 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 Olympian Village, MO pain management professionals will determine and engage in the right Olympian Village, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to the daily activities that are important to you, free from pain.

It is important to select to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in Olympian Village, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to speak to a movement expert near Olympian Village, MO about your pain management needs.

Olympian Village, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living with pain is limiting, often to the point of debilitating. Pain inflicts a psychological toll on us just as a physical one. Living with chronic pain can feel hopeless and overwhelming. Our physical and occupational therapists’ job is to give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. As a Olympian Village, MO pain management solution, physical therapy addresses the source 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 patients suffering from 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, a physical therapist is a movement expert who elevates their patients’ quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and educating the patient. Axes’ Olympian Village, 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 give you meaningful relief from pain.

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

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

  • Reduce tightness and inflammation
  • Reinforce muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Restore balance to the body
  • Improve range of motion
  • Break down scar tissue
  • Promote overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Olympian Village, MO

Our Olympian Village, MO physical therapists are seasoned practitioners in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will work with your own personal physical therapist who will work closely with you on your custom pain management plan. Some of the treatment methods we might employ are:

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

We cannot provide meaningful pain management unless we understand your experience. To design the safest and most effective treatment, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will conduct a thorough 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 get a Olympian Village, MO pain management evaluation, be open 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 Olympian Village, MO

When you are living with pain, you need a medical professional you trust who understands your condition and can provide you with the pain management care you need. Axes Physical Therapy is a Missouri network of locally owned and operated facilities led by the best area physical and occupational therapists in their respective specialties.

Work with a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Olympian Village, MO for a customized pain management plan 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
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy/Concussion Management
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Nick Baldwin
Front Office

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