Calverton Park, MO

Calverton Park, MO

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

Sports Injury Calverton Park, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other forms of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In fact, most sports injuries occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Calverton Park, MO sports therapists can help you recover. Axes Physical Therapy has a network of physical and occupational therapists treating sports injuries at any of our fourteen locally owned and operated facilities. When you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you enjoy. Discover the Calverton Park, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Calverton Park, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary greatly in terms of severity, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Calverton Park, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all forms 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 Calverton Park, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and make sure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love soon.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Calverton Park, MO, there are few sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. The following 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 tendon or muscle 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 become swollen and painful, limiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common outcome of a lot of sports injuries and can cause 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 occurs when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a major but potentially at-risk joint that can be affected by a variety of different sports injuries bringing about torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a network of muscles and tendons that prevents shoulder dislocations 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 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 soreness.

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

If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to favorable physical health and return you to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Calverton Park, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anybody can experience a sports injury while participating in physical activities. For that reason it is vital to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while playing sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overexert yourself, particularly if you’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, contact the Calverton Park, 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 an increased 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 a predictably higher risk 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 loved ones that are more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, consider the basic guidelines for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Calverton Park, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while being active, trust in the talented Calverton Park, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or someone who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your entire schedule and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a critical element of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists promote the viewpoint that we all are safer with the proper sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Calverton Park, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Inactive muscles are at an increased chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility lets them absorb movement more effectively and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently occur when you try to participate in a sport without any experience or training. It takes a large amount of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of appropriate movement technique before participating in a sport or activity. For example, knowing to bend your knees while 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 right equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be correct for the sport, but also be functioning properly and safe to use. This includes the following:

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

    Other than having the correct gear to play the sport, it is important that the Calverton Park, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking sufficient water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. If you are participating in in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the fluids you have lost through sweating.

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

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and monitoring your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when participating in a sport or being active, every now and then an injury is unavoidable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you experience an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Calverton Park, MO sports therapists immediately. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a tailor-made treatment plan to get you back 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 incredibly frustrating. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you previously had, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you suffer a sports injury, the skilled Calverton Park, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to implement an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Calverton Park, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Calverton Park, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a experienced professional straight away. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Calverton Park, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Find out more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Calverton Park, 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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