Crestwood, MO

Crestwood, MO

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

Sports Injury Crestwood, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a sport competitively, 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 happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Crestwood, 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 participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you love. Find out more about the Crestwood, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Crestwood, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a professional 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 Crestwood, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists 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 Crestwood, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and make sure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Crestwood, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind 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 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 inflamed and painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common consequence of many sports injuries and can cause pain and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, for example 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 vulnerable joint that can suffer from 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 prohibits shoulder dislocations 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 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 typically affects runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become inflamed, causing pain.

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

If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and get you back to to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Crestwood, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anybody who is being active or participating in a sport. For that reason it is vital to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while participating in sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overwork your body, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, call the Crestwood, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your rehabilitation and return you to the activities you love as soon as possible.

You have a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Participate after an extended period of inactivity 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 loved ones 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, keep in mind the basic instructions for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Crestwood, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the skilled Crestwood, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away 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 upset your whole routine and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a crucial aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion the viewpoint that all of us are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Crestwood, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles are at a heightened chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility allows them to absorb movement more easily and be more resilient against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise cause injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly take place when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. It takes a great deal of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of proper movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, understanding how 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 crucial that you use the correct equipment while you are active. The equipment should not only be correct 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 goggles
    • 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 having the appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Crestwood, 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 conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. If you are practicing in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to consistently hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the fluids you have lost through perspiration.

    In addition to drinking enough water, 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 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 experience a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Crestwood, MO sports therapists immediately. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to get you back 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 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 knowledgeable Crestwood, 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 Crestwood, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Crestwood, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is vital to get proper treatment from a knowledgeable professional immediately. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Crestwood, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Crestwood, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • 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

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT

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