Valley Park, MO

Valley Park, MO

Pain Management Valley Park, 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 a sound pain management strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Valley Park, MO movement experts with years of clinical experience guiding patients to meaningful pain relief. We are able to effectively treat pain by fitting our care to each individual, taking into account their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. Your Valley Park, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their years of experience and the most up-to-date data and industry practices to put together a perfect pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now or make an appointment online to take the first step on your journey to a life free from pain. Choose any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for accessible pain management from leading Valley Park, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain is a prevalent problem affecting people of all shapes and sizes throughout the country, the world, and Valley Park, MO. As a sufferer of chronic pain in Valley Park, MO, you are in good company.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near Valley Park, MO treat people who suffer from pain every day. Though the rate of individuals living with pain is inordinate, it comes as no surprise to our experienced pain management professionals.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Chronic pain costs patients in excess of $560 billion every year in medical care, reduced income, and additional 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.
  • In a single day, approximately 50 million American adults are living with pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% have debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • 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 just in lost productivity. 76.6% of that loss can be attributed to decreased output 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 Valley Park, MO pain management duties seriously. We respect the magnitude of this public health threat and possess years of experience formulating and executing therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Individuals in Valley Park, MO and around the world rely on quality, evidence-based pain management care. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Valley Park, MO movement experts is on a mission to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Trust your Valley Park, MO pain management needs to the professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Valley Park, MO: Understanding Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain when our peripheral nervous system sends signals from the receptors that extend out through the body to the brain. Understanding the nature of your pain can help your Valley Park, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively target your pain at the source and allow you to regain optimal movement health.

If you suffer from pain and believe you might need professional pain management care, it helps to learn about pain as a general topic and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is usually categorized as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: limited in duration, most often a result of actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more often originated from factors besides tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, fluctuations in nerve sensitivity, mental health issues, prior traumatic injury, and changes in the wiring of the brain

Acute pain is categorized by:

  • 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 experience additional 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

Chronic pain symptoms include:

  • pain that lingers beyond 3 months
  • not readily attributed to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating severity of pain that are not consistent with a specific motion or activity
  • pain sensitivity 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 Valley Park, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can eliminate your pain quickly and heal correctly to protect against future chronic pain and complications.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it can feel like it will never end. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Valley Park, MO pain management professionals will determine and perform the most appropriate Valley Park, 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 Valley Park, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to discuss your Valley Park, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Valley Park, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living 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’ job is to give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. A good Valley Park, MO pain management plan like physical therapy will target the underlying cause of your pain and help you process the psychological pain.

The medical community recommends physical therapy as one of the top 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, 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’ Valley Park, MO physical and occupational therapists are passionate about returning their patients 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 Valley Park, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

We can help you manage your pain by providing physical therapy treatment methods 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 Valley Park, MO

Our Valley Park, MO physical therapists are seasoned experts in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will be assigned a dedicated physical therapist who will work closely with you on your custom pain management plan. 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

We cannot provide meaningful pain management unless we understand your experience. In order to design the safest and most effective treatment, your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation, investigate your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You are an integral part of getting an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you get a Valley Park, MO pain management evaluation, be open and offer 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 Valley Park, MO

When you are living with pain, you must have a medical professional you trust who understands your condition and has the tools and experience necessary to administer 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.

Trust a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Valley Park, 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
    • 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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