Dutzow, MO

Dutzow, MO

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

Sports Injury Dutzow, MO. A sports injury can occur 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 fact, the majority of sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Dutzow, 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 playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you love. Find out more about the Dutzow, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Dutzow, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a qualified 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 Dutzow, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize 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 able hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Dutzow, 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 love in no time.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of Dutzow, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. Below 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 suffers from overuse, it can cause inflammation and become painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation 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 many sports injuries and can lead to 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 vital but potentially at-risk joint that can suffer from a number of different sports injuries resulting in 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. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is a particularly 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.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Dutzow, MO sports therapist will use their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Applying 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 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 restore you to favorable physical health and return you to your peak performance level. Work with a qualified Dutzow, 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. That is why it is so important to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while playing sports or working out. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overexert yourself, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, reach out to the Dutzow, 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 have an increased 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 prospect 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, keep in mind the basic guidelines for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Dutzow, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the talented Dutzow, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a complimentary injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can upset your entire routine and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a vital element of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists espouse the belief that all of us are safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Dutzow, MO physical therapists and reduce 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 helps them absorb impacts more effectively and defend themselves better against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently take place when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. Any athlete needs a great deal of practice to perfect the technical skills 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 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 very important that you use the correct equipment while you are active. The equipment should not only be suitable for the sport, but also be working 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 appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Dutzow, MO location where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the surface of the court is wet and slippery or the turf is muddy. Even if you are cautious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous 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. If you are engaging in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through perspiration.

    In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also lessens your risk of a sports injury.

As an athlete, one of your priorities should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and eating the appropriate number of calories. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when playing a sport or being active, every now and then an injury is not preventable. 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’ Dutzow, MO sports therapists immediately. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and create 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 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 suffer a sports injury, the qualified Dutzow, 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 Dutzow, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Dutzow, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is vital to get proper treatment from a experienced professional immediately. When you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Dutzow, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Dutzow, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Buddy Pich
PT, CMPT
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
PT, CMPT
Emily Helton
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Kelly Basler
Front Office

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