Clover Bottom, MO

Clover Bottom, MO

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

Sports Injury Clover Bottom, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other sorts of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In reality, most sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Clover Bottom, 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. When you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the sports you enjoy. Find out more about the Clover Bottom, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the Clover Bottom, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a professional physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary widely in terms of severity, required treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Clover Bottom, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all sorts of sports injuries. With decades of experience, exhaustive 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 Clover Bottom, 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 love in no time.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of Clover Bottom, MO, there are few sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. Below 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 suffer a strain, which can often be mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can cause swelling and become sore, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common outcome of a lot of sports injuries and can lead to pain and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, including stress fractures or a broken bone.
  • Dislocations – A dislocation sports injury happens when a bone is forced out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a major but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience a variety of different sports injuries resulting in torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The muscles responsible for allowing your shoulder to have full range of motion 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 an extremely 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 swollen, causing soreness.

If you experience a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Clover Bottom, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recover 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 have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to optimal physical health and return you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Clover Bottom, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. For that reason it is vital to take care of 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 do not overexert yourself, particularly if you’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, call the Clover Bottom, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and return you to the activities you love as soon as possible.

You are at 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 a predictably higher prospect 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 loved ones that are more susceptible to 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, keep in mind the basic guidelines for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Clover Bottom, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, turn to the skilled Clover Bottom, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a complimentary injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can interrupt your whole schedule and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a vital aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists promote the viewpoint that we all are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Clover Bottom, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles are at a higher risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb force more easily and defend themselves better against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly take place when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. Any athlete needs a large amount of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of appropriate movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, understanding how 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 very important that you use the correct equipment while being active. The equipment should not only be correct for the sport, but also be in good condition 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 using the proper gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Clover Bottom, MO location 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 alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions where you play can result in a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. When engaging in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replenish the fluids that you lost through perspiration.

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

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and balancing your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when playing a sport or being active, at times an injury is impossible to avoid. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Clover Bottom, MO sports therapists immediately. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a custom 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 incredibly frustrating. In order to be able to get back to optimal performance, mobility and strength you are used to, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you experience a sports injury, the experienced Clover Bottom, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to design an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Clover Bottom, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Clover Bottom, 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 care from a knowledgeable professional immediately. When you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Clover Bottom, 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 Clover Bottom, MO location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Kelsey Kessler
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT

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