Gilmore, MO

Gilmore, MO

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

Sports Injury Gilmore, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, 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 truth, the majority of sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Gilmore, 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. If you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the activities you love. Find out more about the Gilmore, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury care in the Gilmore, 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 immensely in terms of seriousness, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to remain active. Our Gilmore, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize 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 capable hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Gilmore, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and make sure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy quickly.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of Gilmore, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type of sports injury. Listed 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 experience a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can cause swelling and become painful, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common outcome of 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 sports injury can force a bone out of its socket, dislocating it.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a significant but potentially at-risk joint that can experience a variety 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 an especially 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 is most common in 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 Gilmore, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Utilizing evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and return your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while safeguarding against future injury.

If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to optimal physical health and get you back to to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Gilmore, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anybody can experience a sports injury while being active. For that reason it is key 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 overexert yourself, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, reach out to the Gilmore, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your recovery and get you back 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 a predictably higher risk 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 loved ones that are in increased danger of a sports injury, whether they are just starting out in t-ball or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, keep in mind the basic guidelines for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Gilmore, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, trust in the talented Gilmore, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a free injury screening or analysis of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your whole routine and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a vital facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the viewpoint that every one of us is safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Gilmore, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles are at a higher risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility allows them to absorb impacts more effectively and protect themselves better against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise cause injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently 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 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, understanding how 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 very important that you use the appropriate equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be appropriate for the sport, but also be functioning 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 appropriate for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    In addition to using the proper gear to play the sport, it is important that the Gilmore, MO setting 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 very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions where you play can lead to a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. When practicing in physical activity, drink a lot of 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 perspiration.

    In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also reduces your chances of experiencing a sports injury.

As an athlete, one of your priorities should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and consuming the appropriate number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or being active, from time to time an injury is impossible to avoid. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you have an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Gilmore, MO sports therapists immediately. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a tailor-made treatment plan to restore 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 frustrating to say the least. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you are accustomed to, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you experience a sports injury, the qualified Gilmore, 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 Gilmore, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Gilmore, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is vital to get proper treatment from a experienced professional immediately. When you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Gilmore, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Find out more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Gilmore, 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

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L

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