Country Life Acres, MO

Country Life Acres, MO

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

Sports Injury Country Life Acres, MO. A sports injury can take place 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 reality, most sports injuries occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Country Life Acres, MO sports therapists can help you recuperate. Axes Physical Therapy has has fourteen locally owned and operated facilities, each with its own group of physical and occupational therapists. If you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you enjoy. Learn more about the Country Life Acres, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Country Life Acres, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a professional physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries differ widely in terms of seriousness, required treatment and effect on the body and ability to stay active. Our Country Life Acres, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all kinds of sports injuries. With decades of experience, exhaustive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in trustworthy hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Country Life Acres, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Country Life Acres, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type of sports injury. The following are some of the most common sports injury conditions we work with.

  • 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 become swollen and sore, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to 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 forced out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a major but potentially at-risk joint that can suffer from a number of different sports injuries leading to 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 an especially 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 typically affects runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become inflamed, causing pain.

If you have a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Country Life Acres, MO sports therapist will use their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Utilizing evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and bring back your strength and movement 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 get you back to optimal physical health and restore you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Country Life Acres, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. That is why it is key to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while participating in sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overexert yourself, particularly if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, reach out to the Country Life Acres, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your rehabilitation and get you back to the activities you love as soon as possible.

You are at an increased risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Play after an extended period of inactivity or poor level of fitness
  • Do not stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with a predictably higher chance 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 just starting out in t-ball or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, review the basic strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Country Life Acres, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while being active, trust in the experienced Country Life Acres, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy now for a complimentary injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your entire schedule and your daily life. Because physical activity is such a important facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the view that we all are safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Country Life Acres, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles are at a heightened risk of tearing, while warm muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility allows them to absorb force more easily and protect themselves better against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often happen when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. You need a lot of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of proper 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 right equipment while you are active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be working properly and safe to use. This includes the following:

    • 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 safe conditions

    In addition to using the proper gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Country Life Acres, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the surface your are playing on is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions where you play 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 important to consistently hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the water that you lost through sweating.

    In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also decreases your chances of getting a sports injury.

As an athlete, one of your priorities should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and getting the correct number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when participating in a sport or physical activity, every now and then an injury is impossible to avoid. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Country Life Acres, MO sports therapists right away. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and create a tailor-made treatment plan to restore you 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 peak performance, mobility and strength you previously had, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the qualified Country Life Acres, 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 Country Life Acres, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Country Life Acres, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is important to get proper care from a skilled professional immediately. When you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Country Life Acres, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Find out more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Country Life Acres, 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 Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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