Clearwater, MO

Clearwater, MO

Sports therapy for your unique needs as an athlete

Clearwater, MO Sports Therapy

Physical activity something you value immensely. You enjoy playing ball with your work friends, going for a solitary run or a swim every morning, are preparing for college recruitment, or have made a career as a professional athlete. When you’re an athlete, sustaining any bodily injury is difficult. It’s important for any kind of injury or surgery to seek a safe, complete recovery that prepares you to get back to the physical activities you love. Thus, you need the professional treatment and guidance of a sports therapist.

Axes Physical Therapy is commited to providing all of your sports therapy needs in Clearwater, MO. The team at Axes Physical Therapy comprises the area’s leading group of Clearwater, MO sports therapy professionals, from certified therapists to support staff. Our St. Louis area local physical therapy and athletic training team is ready to return you to the game. As our patient, we will work closely with you to build a treatment plan that helps you acheive your primary objective of returning to an physical lifestyle. With your active participation in your treatment and the guidance, education, and treatments of your sports therapist, sports therapy can return you to the active lifestyle you value. To begin your return to optimal strength, health, and recovery, schedule your first Clearwater, MO sports therapy appointment today or get more information about what we do by sending us a message or requesting an appointment now.

What is Sports Therapy?

Sports therapy is a physical therapy sub-speciality built around the objective of preventing injuries, acheiving optimal athletic performance, and returning athletes back to health following an acute or chronic injury. The sports therapist helps athletes work back up to their peak performance level so they can safely get back to their sport. Patients in Clearwater, MO a sports therapy program typically begin after experiencing an acute injury, while recovering from a surgery, or when addressing overuse injuries that make it difficult or painful to participate in their usual activities.

Sports therapy is the convergence of the principles of sport and exercise science with the primary objectives of optimizing movement, improving athletic performance, and recovering from injury. It is practiced and administered by sports therapists who apply evidence-based therapeutic practices to treat athletes. These professionals have trained and worked extensively in treating athletes, both amateur and professional, and are experts in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Sports therapy places a focus on rehabilitation, treatment, prevention, and education.

Receiving Clearwater, MO Sports Therapy

When you enter a Clearwater, MO sports therapy program, your certified sports therapist will:

  • Review, in depth, your medical history and understand your goals for recovery
  • Assess and diagnose any injuries
  • Build a personalized treatment plan by consulting and discussing with you, your medical team, and sports experts
  • Prescribe and implement an effective rehabilitation program
  • Provide the necessary education in on-going strategies for pain reduction, injury prevention, chronic injury management, and performace optimization
  • Administer appropriate hands-on mobilization therapies
  • Make recommendations to help you maintain your ideal fitness level
  • Refer you to additional medical specialists, when appropriate

Your sports therapy program will be personalized – singular to your own unique personal needs and goals as an athlete. Our highly-skilled sports therapists will work closely with you, assuming the roles of physical therapist, performance coach, advisor, and occasional drill sergeant. Together, you and your sports therapist will colaboratively craft your sports therapy program using a combination of specialized treatments, exercises, and movements that will most effectively and safely assist in your recovery from an injury, return you to your ideal level of physical performance, and mentally prepare you to return to the competitive air of sports.

Patients receive a number of different treatment techniques in Clearwater, MO sports therapy, some of which include:

Our experienced, certified sports therapists and support team are familiar with the unique needs you have as an athlete in recovery. Whether you are a young athlete just beginning your introduction to sports, a casual athlete who simply enjoys being active, or are involved in the highest level of competition available, we are familiar with the impact an injury can have on your life. The struggle of physical pain, discomfort, and restricted mobility is also incredibly psychologically painful, and is compounded by the mental and emotional turmoil that a naturally active, driven individual grapples with when suffering an injury. It is natural to experience such feelings as frustration with the limiting nature of your injury and fear, doubt, or anxiety about returning to your previous ability level. A skilled sports therapist and a positive, encouraging healing environment is all you need to conquer these psychological challenges and overcome any obstacle you face, both physical and mental.

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Who Should Receive Sports Therapy?

While sports therapy is often administered in a competitive sports setting, but that is not always the case. Anyone who desires to remain physically active and injury-free or seeks to safely recover from an injury or surgery can and should receive sports therapy in Clearwater, MO. It will prepare you for a strong, safe, and quick return to the sports or physical activities that are so important to you.

We treat Clearwater, MO sports therapy patients for many different reasons. The most common sports-related injuries, according to the National Institute of Health are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Sort tissue injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Shin splints and shin pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Broken bones (simple and compound fractures)
  • Joint dislocations

There is always a risk of injuries like those listed above when one engages in physical activity. However, the risk is more significant for someone who is not in good physical shape or anyone who participates in physical activity without simple precautions. You can reduce the risk of injury by adequately preparing before playing. Adequate preparation includes a proper active warm-up and ongoing and regular strength and flexibility training. Additionally, using the proper technique and appropriate safety equipment for any sport reduces the chances of serious injury. Even the world’s top athletes are prone to injury when they push themselves too far, playing without the proper rest or before allowing their current injuries the necessary recovery time.

Despite all precautions, injuries happen even in the most careful situations. When this happens, you can mitigate the impact and severity of any injuries you suffer by responding appropriately. It’s important to know what to do immediately after an acute injury. Usually, the best thing to do is to stop playing. Do not try to play through it, no matter how minor you think it might be. Most of the time, the first step in treatment is the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. It will alleviate pain, minimize swelling, and speed up the healing process. Above all, make sure you consider the most appropriate medical treatment to help you manage your condition. After you become injured, receive medical care right away and contact Axes Physical Therapy to begin sports therapy.

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We know that you value your active lifestyle, and returning to the sports you love is one of your top concerns after suffering an unexpected injury or having to receive surgery. Proper rehabilitation and sports therapy is the solution for those seeking and a complete and lasting recovery. When you work with Axes for your Clearwater, MO sports therapy needs, we will ensure that you heal correctly and completely according to evidence-based guidelines and that you receive the proven interventions, and we are committed to working with you to prevent further injury. Let us share our extensive knowledge and years of experience with you to help you get back to the physical activity you love. As a locally owned and operated physical therapy practice, we center our practice on the needs of our patients and clients. You will receive individualized care from sports therapists who know what it means to be an athlete. Don’t believe us? Check out our five-star Google reviews from previous patients.

When you are an athlete who needs to recover from an injury or surgery, time is of the essence. A good Clearwater, MO sports therapy practice will guide you in the timely and complete recovery you seek. For more information on our sports therapy program and other services, contact us online, visit our locations page for the office nearest you, or select your area from the list below.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Mark Smith
PT, DPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT

Locations

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