Florissant, MO

Florissant, MO

Sports therapy for your unique needs as an athlete

Florissant, 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 your body sustains an injury of any kind, it can be devastating as an athlete. 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 Florissant, MO. The team at Axes Physical Therapy comprises the area’s leading group of Florissant, MO sports therapy professionals, from certified therapists to support staff. Our St. Louis area local physical therapy and athletic training team is equipped to get you back in the game. We work closely with each of our patients to build a treatment plan that helps you acheive your primary objective of getting back to an active lifestyle. Combined with your active participation in your treatment plan, your sports therapist will guide, educate, and develop a treatment plan that will once again make you the active athlete you turly are. To begin your return to optimal strength, health, and recovery, schedule your first Florissant, MO sports therapy appointment today or learn more about our capabilities 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, maximizing fitness and performance, and returning athletes back to health following an acute or chronic injury. A sports therapist works closely with the athlete to return the patient to their peak performance level so they can safely get back to their sport. Patients participating in Florissant, MO a sports therapy program usually begin after experiencing an acute injury, while recovering from a surgery, or when suffering from overuse injuries that make it difficult or painful to participate in their usual activities.

Sports therapy aims to optimize movement, improve athletic performance, and recover from injury, and does so by applying the studies of sport and exercise science. It is practiced and administered by sports therapists who apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities in evidence-based therapeutic practices to help athletes of all levels. These professionals have trained and worked extensively in treating athletes, both amateur and professional, and are authorities in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Sports therapy places a focus on rehabilitation, treatment, prevention, and education.

Receiving Florissant, MO Sports Therapy

When you enter a Florissant, 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
  • Advise you on the best ways to maintain your ideal fitness level
  • When necessary, make referals to additional medical specialty providers

Your sports therapy program will be personalized – singular to your own unique personal needs and goals as an athlete. You will work very closely with one of our highly-regarded sports therapists, who will play the roles of physical therapist, performance coach, advisor, and occasional drill sergeant. Together, you and your sports therapist will colaboratively design 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.

Some treatment techniques you may receive in Florissant, MO sports therapy 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 professional athlete, a student member of an elite sports team, a recreational athlete, or someone who enjoys a daily morning jog or other physical activity, we are familiar with the impact an injury can have on your life. The struggle of physical pain, discomfort, and restricted mobility, coupled with the fear and anxiety of an uncertain future, is commonly seen and is completely normal. When a naturally active, driven individual grapples with an injury that limits their ability to participate in their sport, it is natural to experience feelings of anger, 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 work through these psychological challenges and overcome any obstacle you face, both physical and mental.

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Who Should Receive Sports Therapy?

Sports therapy commonly occurs court-side or in a competitive sports setting, 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 will benefit from sports therapy in Florissant, 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 Florissant, 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 increases 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. Prior to engaging in strenuous physical activity or playing a sport, always stretch and warm-up. Ongoing strength and flexibility training also helps you avoid getting hurt. 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.

Still, sometimes 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. What do you do when you get hurt? Usually, the best thing to do is to stop playing. Do not try to play through it, even if you believe the injury to be minor. For many kinds of injuries, 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. Most importantly, 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 you’ve been injured or have had to undergo 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 Florissant, 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 take our word for it; see our five-star Google reviews from previous patients.

For an active individual who has been injured or recently received surgery, time is of the essence. For a swift and successful recovery, begin Florissant, MO sports therapy as soon as you can. 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Kait Kopp
Front Office Supervisor
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Clinic Director, MPT

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