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Return to Sports
Where there is no movement, there is pain.
“Where there is no movement, there is pain.” Lower back pain (LBP) is the most common cause of disability and lost work time among working-age adults in industrialized countries (1,3). In addition, it is the most common condition seen by a physical therapist. LBP is the second most common reason...
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Why Did I Choose Physical Therapy as a Profession?
“I’ll never forget the look on my first patient’s face when he came in for his final visit and told me that he was now able to perform his daily walking without any issues.” While I’ve only been a licensed physical therapist (PT) for a relatively short period of time,...
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Women struggles in heat wearing mask to return to sport in summer STL heat.
When it comes to protecting your health, especially in 2020, there is much to consider. A big topic that is being overlooked right now is the temperature increase in the hot and humid Midwestern climate! Many times during the summer, you will hear the local news asks us to check...
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young-woman-resting-after-jogging-and-drink-water-on-a-sunny-day-picture
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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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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runner with shin splints
If you’ve ever experienced shin splints you know how irritating they can be. For those who have never experienced this, it’s an annoying, nagging pain or tenderness on the inside of the lower leg and sometimes they can derail an athletes’ training if not addressed. In this blog, we dive...
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hamstring injuries in sports
Questionable. Probable. Not practicing. Injured Reserve. Out. Are alerts like these causing you to stress out about your fantasy football team? Hamstring strains are a very common injury early in the season for skilled player positions. They can sideline your starting line-up quickly leaving you to scour the waiver wire...
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