Foristell, MO

Foristell, MO

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

Sports Injury Foristell, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a competitive sport, 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 truth, most sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Foristell, 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. When you are injured while being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you love. Find out more about the Foristell, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Foristell, 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 effect on the body and ability to stay active. Our Foristell, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts 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 trustworthy hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Foristell, 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 love in no time.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Foristell, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type of sports injury. The following 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 have 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 lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common reaction to many 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 an important but potentially at-risk joint that can be affected by many different sports injuries bringing about torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • 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 a particularly 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.

If you have a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Foristell, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely recuperate from your sports injury and restore your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the activities you love while preventing future injury.

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

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. For that reason it is of utmost importance to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while participating in sports or training. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overwork your body, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, reach out to the Foristell, 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 are at a heightened 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 family members 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, review the basic guidelines for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Foristell, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, turn to the talented Foristell, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately for a free injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anyone who is active, a sports injury can interrupt your entire routine and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a vital part of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the view that every one of us is safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Foristell, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles are at a higher chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility lets them absorb force more easily and be more resilient against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly occur when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. It takes a lot of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of appropriate movement technique before taking part in a sport or activity. For example, knowing to bend your knees while 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 right equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be appropriate for the sport, but also be functioning properly and safe to use. Some examples of equipment are:

    • Safety gear such as helmets, pads, or safety glasses
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is suitable for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    In addition to using the appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Foristell, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are cautious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are engaging in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the water that you lost through sweat.

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

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and monitoring 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, sometimes an injury is impossible to avoid. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Foristell, MO sports therapists today. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a tailored 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 frustrating to say the least. In order to be able to get back to peak performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you suffer a sports injury, the qualified Foristell, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to design an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Foristell, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Foristell, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When dealing with a sports injury, it is important to get proper care from a experienced professional immediately. After you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Foristell, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Foristell, 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, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Addie Kersting
Front Office Supervisor
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Samantha Bixby
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA

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