Bridgeton, MO

Bridgeton, MO

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

Sports Injury Bridgeton, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other forms of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In fact, most sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Bridgeton, MO sports therapists can help you heal. Axes Physical Therapy has has fourteen locally owned and operated facilities, each with its own group of physical and occupational therapists. When you are injured while being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the activities you enjoy. Learn more about the Bridgeton, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury care in the Bridgeton, 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 widely in terms of severity, needed treatment and effect on the body and ability to remain active. Our Bridgeton, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all forms of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in capable hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Bridgeton, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and make sure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.

As experienced sports therapists serving all of Bridgeton, MO, there are few sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. The following are some of the some of the sports injuries we see the most of.

  • Sprains – A sprain happens when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a muscle or tendon is torn or overstretched, you experience a strain, which can often be mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can become inflamed and painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can lead to soreness and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, for example stress fractures or a broken bone.
  • Dislocations – A dislocation sports injury takes place when a bone is forced out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a major but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience a number of different sports injuries causing torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The muscles responsible for allowing your shoulder to move in all directions while keeping it in place make up the rotator cuff. 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 which connects your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are common Achilles tendon injuries in active individuals.
  • Shin splintsShin splints are a sports injury that is most common in runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become inflamed, causing pain.

If you suffer a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Bridgeton, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will create a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely recover from your sports injury and restore your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the activities you love while protecting against future injury.

If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to optimal physical health and return you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Bridgeton, MO physical therapist to recuperate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anybody who is being active or playing. For that reason it is vital to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while playing sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overexert yourself, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, get in touch with the Bridgeton, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and get you back to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You are at a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Play after not being active for a while or poor level of fitness
  • Do not stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with an inherently higher prospect of injury

Age also plays a factor in sports injuries, as younger children and the elderly are at higher risk. As someone who enjoys being active and who has family members that are in increased danger of a sports injury, whether they are strapping on cleats for the first time or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, consider the basic strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Bridgeton, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the talented Bridgeton, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a free injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can interrupt your entire routine and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a important part of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the belief that all of us are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Bridgeton, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Inactive muscles have an increased risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb force more effectively and defend themselves better against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often happen when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. It takes a great deal of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of appropriate movement technique before participating in a sport or activity. For example, understanding how to bend your knees as 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 crucial that you use the correct equipment while being active. The equipment should not only be suitable for the sport, but also be functioning properly and safe to use. Some examples of equipment are:

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

    Other than using the proper gear to play the sport, it is important that the Bridgeton, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are cautious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions around you can lead to a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

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

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also lowers your risk of a sports injury.

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and balancing your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when participating in a sport or physical activity, occasionally an injury is impossible to avoid. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you experience a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Bridgeton, MO sports therapists immediately. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a tailored treatment plan to restore you to health as soon as possible.

Therapy for Your Sports Injury: Axes Physical Therapy

As an athlete, we know that living with an activity-limiting injury is more than frustrating. In order to be able to get back to optimal performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the qualified Bridgeton, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to formulate an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Bridgeton, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Bridgeton, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When dealing with a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper treatment from a qualified professional straight away. After you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Bridgeton, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Bridgeton, MO location nearest you.

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.
Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Clinic Director, MPT

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