Femme Osage, MO

Femme Osage, MO

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

Sports Injury Femme Osage, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other types of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In reality, most sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Femme Osage, MO sports therapists can help you recuperate. Axes Physical Therapy has a network of physical and occupational therapists treating sports injuries at any of our fourteen locally owned and operated facilities. After 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 Femme Osage, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the Femme Osage, 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 greatly in terms of seriousness, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to keep active. Our Femme Osage, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all types 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 Femme Osage, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recuperation and ensure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.

As experienced sports therapists serving all of Femme Osage, MO, there are hardly any 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 tendon or muscle 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 inflamed and sore, limiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common reaction to a lot of sports injuries and can cause pain 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 be affected by a number of different sports injuries leading to torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a network of muscles and tendons that prevents shoulder dislocations while still allowing full range of motion. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is a significantly strong and flexible tendon which connects your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are common 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 inflamed, causing soreness.

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

If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to excellent physical health and restore you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Femme Osage, MO physical therapist to recover 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 so important to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while participating in sports or training. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overexert yourself, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, call the Femme Osage, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and get you back to the physical 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 an inherently 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 family members that are more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are strapping on cleats for the first time or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, review the basic recommendations for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Femme Osage, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, trust in the experienced Femme Osage, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy now for a complimentary injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can interrupt your whole routine and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a critical part of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the viewpoint that each one of us is safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Femme Osage, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Inactive muscles are at an increased risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility lets them absorb force more effectively and be more resilient against jarring, 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 requires a large amount of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of proper movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, knowing 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 appropriate equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be appropriate 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 right for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    In addition to having the appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Femme Osage, 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 cautious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking sufficient 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 consistently hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the water you have lost through perspiring.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also reduces your chances of getting a sports injury.

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and balancing your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or physical activity, every now and then an injury is unavoidable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you have a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Femme Osage, MO sports therapists today. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and develop a custom 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 optimal performance, mobility and strength you are accustomed to, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the experienced Femme Osage, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to create an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Femme Osage, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Femme Osage, 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 treatment from a qualified professional straight away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Femme Osage, 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 Femme Osage, 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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