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Injury Prevention
Athlete running for physical therapy for return to sport program at Axes Physical Therapy St. Louis.
Let’s be honest, I have watched more Netflix shows on my couch the past three months than I would care to admit. How about you? With the sunshine starting to peek through the rain clouds, it is tempting to go outside for a walk or run. If this is your...
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St. Louis, MO Axes Physical therapy kids playing sports with a focus on return to sport, conditioning, strength training, and injury prevention education.
“Know safety, no injury. No safety, know injury.” More youth are involved in sports now than ever. Sports allow time to get out of the house, get rid of extra energy, play with friends, learn, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Young athletes learn how to work with others and communicate,...
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Axes physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, and workers compensation specialists describe a routine to get back into workouts and fitness post Covid-19.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” As gyms start to open in your area and the weather warms up, many of you may be considering re-starting your workout regimen. At Axes Physical Therapy, we see a ton of sports-related injuries, and we want to help all of you...
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Man playing golf showing proper form of elbow on backswing to prevent in an effort to prevent golfer's elbow.
FORE! It’s that time of year again when the links are heating up… and so are complaints of body pain. Because golf is one of the few outdoor recreational activities that small groups can participate in during times of Covid-19 and social distancing, some folks are grabbing clubs for the first time. Golfing engages the entire body...
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Axes Physical Therapy of St. Louis demonstrates ideal work from home or remote office desk, chair, computer, headset and phone positions.
Are you one of the millions of Americans working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Forbes recently reported that almost 6 out of 10 American ‘knowledge’ workers are working remotely. More of us than ever are finding ourselves in different positions these days, both figuratively and literally. This sudden change could...
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texting thumb pain
“Ok, I’ll text you!” How many times do you find yourself using that line? The average person spends around 23 hours a week texting – more if you are a Millennial or younger. Sure, texting allows you to stay “in touch” but if you overdo it, you can develop, “Texting...
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With the temperatures dropping and the leaves changing comes my favorite time of the year – fall hunting. Whether you’re a turkey hunter, or a deer hunter like me, you have no doubt spent countless hours sitting . . . and waiting . . . for that trophy to make...
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injured female athlete
Fall sports are underway. Invariably, you’re going to hear about the dreaded ACL tear, that puts an end to an athletes season. I decided it was important to share some information regarding ACL injury prevention since there are still many misconceptions regarding the topic. WHAT IS AN ACL INJURY? The...
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Obtaining adequate sleep has long been understood to be an important cornerstone to overall physical, mental and emotional health(1);  however, increasing attention is being given to the pervasive cultural rise of sleep deprivation in America. In fact, 1 in 3 American adults aren’t achieving the recommended 7 hours of sleep...
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Coffee has water in it right?!  At least that’s what I tell myself when the sun is coming up in the morning.  As a marathon runner and physical therapist with an undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences, you would think I would be excellent about being properly hydrated.  The truth is...
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