Winchester, MO

Winchester, MO

Pain Management Winchester, MO. If you are living with crippling pain, you are not alone. 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 solution.

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Winchester, MO movement experts has years of experience successfully guiding patients to freedom from pain. We are able to effectively treat pain by tailoring the treatment to each individual, taking into account everything about their health and needs. Your Winchester, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most up-to-date evidence and industry practices to put together a perfect 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 any of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations throughout Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri for accessible pain management from leading Winchester, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain affects many, many people of all shapes and sizes throughout the country, the world, and Winchester, MO. If you are in Winchester, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are not alone.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near Winchester, MO treat people who suffer from pain 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 care, reduced earnings, and other expenses. The true cost is likely much hire, with estimates from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • In a single day, around 50 million American adults are living with pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% deal with chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of those living with chronic pain conditions, 89% of them have been actively feeling pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is one of the leading causes of missed work, costing $61.2 billion a year in the United States just in lost productivity. 76.6% of that loss is due to decreased output 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 Winchester, MO pain management duties seriously. We respect the gravity of the problem and have decades of experience designing and executing therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

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

Pain Management Winchester, MO: Understanding Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain when our peripheral nervous system communicates information from the receptors throughout the body to the brain. Understanding how your pain functions can help your Winchester, MO pain management physical therapy team address your pain at the source and allow you to regain peak movement health.

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

  • Acute pain: limited in duration, usually reflective of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more likely explained by factors besides tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, mental health issues, prior traumatic injury, and changes 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
  • tied to an injury or specific physical trauma
  • pain that worsens when agitated, and relief when the factor causing the pain is removed; for example, if you have a knee injury, you may experience worsened pain when shifting weight onto that leg, but find that the pain is lessened or alleviated when you remove the weight from that leg with crutches or when elevating it

Below is a list of common chronic pain symptoms:

  • pain that lasts for longer than 3 months
  • not readily related to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • unpredictable severity of pain that are not consistent with a specific activity or action
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by mental factors such as depression, fear, or anxiety

If you have recently been injured and are suffering from acute pain, speak with our Winchester, 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. Work with our pain management team to determine and engage in the most effective Winchester, MO pain management solutions that will return you to your beloved everyday activities without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

It is important to select an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Winchester, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to speak to a specialist expert near Winchester, MO about your pain management treatment.

Winchester, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life with pain is limiting, sometimes even debilitating. Pain inflicts a psychological toll on us just as a physical one. 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 help you make a complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. A good Winchester, MO pain management plan like physical therapy addresses the underlying cause of your pain and help you process the psychological pain.

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, 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’ Winchester, MO physical and occupational therapists are zealous about returning their patients to the activities they love and eliminating pain by treating the patient holistically. Trust us to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

In addition to pain management, our Winchester, 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
  • Manage scar tissue
  • Improve overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Winchester, MO

Our Winchester, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will work with a dedicated 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 address your pain and provide the safest and most effective care, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation, investigate your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

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

When you are living with pain, you need a trusted medical expert on your side who understands your condition and can administer the pain management care 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 Winchester, 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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