Farmington, MO

Farmington, MO

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

Sports Injury Farmington, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other kinds of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. Actually, the majority of sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Farmington, MO sports therapists can help you heal. Axes Physical Therapy has a network of physical and occupational therapists treating sports injuries at any of our fourteen locally owned and operated facilities. If you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the activities you love. Discover the Farmington, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the Farmington, 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 differ greatly in terms of severity, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to remain active. Our Farmington, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts 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 Farmington, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and ensure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of Farmington, 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 occurs when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a muscle or tendon 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 cause inflammation and become painful, limiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can lead to 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 happens when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a vital but potentially at-risk joint that can experience many different sports injuries bringing about torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that disallows 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 an extremely strong and flexible tendon connecting 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 swollen, causing pain.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Farmington, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recover from your sports injury and return your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while preventing future injury.

If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and restore you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Farmington, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. That is why it is so important to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while playing sports or working out. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overwork your body, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, get in touch with the Farmington, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your recovery and return you to the sports you love as soon as possible.

You have 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 an inherently 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 loved ones that are at a higher risk of 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 strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Farmington, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, trust in the talented Farmington, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately for a complimentary injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or someone who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your whole schedule and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a vital facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the viewpoint that all of us are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Farmington, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Inactive muscles are at an increased risk of tearing, while warm muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb impacts more easily and shield themselves better against jarring, 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 aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of proper movement technique before participating in 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 vital that you use the correct equipment while you are 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 appropriate for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    Other than using the appropriate gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Farmington, MO site 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 very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions where you play can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are participating in in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through sweat.

    In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also lowers 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 receiving the right number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when participating in a sport or being active, every now and then an injury is impossible to avoid. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Farmington, MO sports therapists immediately. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and put together 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 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 experience a sports injury, the knowledgeable Farmington, 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 Farmington, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Farmington, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a qualified professional straight away. When you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Farmington, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Farmington, 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
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Kinsey Phelps
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Mark Smith
PT, DPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.

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