Chesterfield, MO

Chesterfield, MO

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

Sports Injury Chesterfield, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other varieties of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can 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 Chesterfield, 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 being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the activities you love. Learn more about the Chesterfield, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury care in the Chesterfield, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary widely in terms of seriousness, needed treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Chesterfield, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all varieties of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in deft hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Chesterfield, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recuperation and make sure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.

As experienced sports therapists serving all of Chesterfield, MO, there are few sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. 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 tendon or muscle is torn or overstretched, you experience 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 inflamed and sore, limiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common reaction to many sports injuries and can result in pain and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, including stress fractures or a broken bone.
  • Dislocations – A sports injury can force a bone out of its socket, dislocating it.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a significant but potentially at-risk joint that can suffer from many different sports injuries causing torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a network of muscles and tendons that prevents your arm from popping out of the shoulder socket while still allowing full range of motion. 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 very strong and flexible tendon which connects your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are typical 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 movement and movement disorders, your Chesterfield, MO sports therapist will use their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and return your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the activities you love while protecting against future injury.

If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to favorable physical health and get you back to to your peak performance level. Work with a qualified Chesterfield, MO physical therapist to recover 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 key to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while participating in sports or working out. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overwork your body, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, contact the Chesterfield, 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 sports you love as soon as possible.

You are at an increased 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 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 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 joining the community pickleball league, keep in mind the basic guidelines for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Chesterfield, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the talented Chesterfield, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a free injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or someone who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your entire routine and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a crucial facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the viewpoint that each one of us is safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Chesterfield, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles are at an increased chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility lets them absorb impacts more easily and protect themselves better against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently occur when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. You need a large amount of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of proper movement technique before taking part in 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 vital that you use the appropriate equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be working properly 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 right for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

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

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. When engaging in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to regularly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replenish the water that you lost through sweating.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also reduces your chances of suffering 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 physical activity, occasionally an injury is inevitable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Chesterfield, MO sports therapists immediately. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a tailored treatment plan to return 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 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 experienced Chesterfield, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to draw up an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Chesterfield, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Chesterfield, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is vital to get proper treatment from a qualified professional right away. After you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Chesterfield, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Chesterfield, 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Astym)
  • Spine Specialty – Manual Therapy Certified
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Amanda Gubbels
DPT, CMPT, ATC
Natasha Burtchett
Front Office Supervisor
Brian Freund
DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Megan Phillips
Front Office

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