Bloomsdale, MO

Bloomsdale, MO

If you experience a sports injury, Axes will get you back to peak performance with a personalized treatment plan.

Sports Injury Bloomsdale, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other sorts of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In fact, the majority of sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Bloomsdale, MO sports therapists can help you recover. Axes Physical Therapy has has fourteen locally owned and operated facilities, each with its own group of physical and occupational therapists. After you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you enjoy. Find out more about the Bloomsdale, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Bloomsdale, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries differ immensely in terms of severity, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Bloomsdale, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all types of sports injuries. With decades of experience, exhaustive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in able hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Bloomsdale, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recovery and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy quickly.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Bloomsdale, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. Listed below are some of the most common sports injury conditions we work with.

  • Sprains – A sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a muscle or tendon is torn or overstretched, you suffer a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon suffers from overuse, it can cause inflammation and become painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common consequence of many sports injuries and can cause soreness and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Fractures are caused by overuse or trauma caused by an outside force, and can include stress fractures or a broken bone.
  • Dislocations – A dislocation sports injury occurs when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a vital but potentially at-risk joint that can experience a lot of different sports injuries bringing about torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a network of muscles and tendons that prohibits your arm from popping out of the shoulder socket while still allowing your shoulder to move in all directions. For the rotator cuff, the highest sports injury risks come from impingement and/or rotator cuff tear.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is a tremendously strong and flexible tendon connecting your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are typical Achilles tendon injuries in active individuals.
  • Shin splintsShin splints are a sports injury that typically affects runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become inflamed, causing soreness.

If you suffer a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Bloomsdale, MO sports therapist will use their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Utilizing evidence-based practices, we will create a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely recuperate from your sports injury and return your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while safeguarding against future injury.

If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to get you back to favorable physical health and restore you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Bloomsdale, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. That is why it is so important to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while playing sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and do not overexert yourself, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, call the Bloomsdale, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your recovery and get you back to the activities you love as soon as possible.

You have a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Play after an extended period of inactivity or poor level of fitness
  • Neglect to stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with an inherently higher chance of injury

Young children and older adults are also at a higher risk of experiencing a sports injury. As someone who enjoys being active and who has family members that are in increased danger of a sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, keep in mind the basic strategies for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Bloomsdale, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while being active, trust in the skilled Bloomsdale, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately for a complimentary injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your whole routine and your daily life. Because physical activity is such a critical element of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the viewpoint that all of us are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Bloomsdale, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Inactive muscles have a heightened risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility allows them to absorb movement more effectively and shield themselves better against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently occur when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. It takes a lot of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of appropriate movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, knowing to bend your knees when you land from a jump can protect you from certain sports injuries to the ankle, knee, hip, and spine.

  • Use the necessary equipment

    It is very important that you use the appropriate equipment while being active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be in good condition and safe to use. Some examples of equipment are:

    • Safety gear such as helmets, pads, or safety glasses
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is appropriate for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    Other than having the appropriate gear to play the sport, it is important that the Bloomsdale, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the surface of the court is wet and slippery or the turf is muddy. Even if you are very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking sufficient water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are practicing in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to consistently hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the fluids that you lost through perspiring.

    In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also reduces your risk of a sports injury.

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and monitoring your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or being active, occasionally an injury is unavoidable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you experience an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Bloomsdale, MO sports therapists immediately. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a custom treatment plan to get you back to health as soon as possible.

Therapy for Your Sports Injury: Axes Physical Therapy

As someone who is active, we know that living with an injury that prohibits you from physical activity is incredibly frustrating. In order to be able to get back to optimal performance, mobility and strength you are accustomed to, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the experienced Bloomsdale, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to formulate an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Bloomsdale, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Bloomsdale, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is vital to get proper care from a skilled professional immediately. After you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Bloomsdale, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Bloomsdale, MO location nearest you.

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
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Helen Ziegler
Front Office
Ali Bauer
PT, CMPT
Ryan Knuckles
PT, DPT, Astym Cert., Dry Needling Cert.

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