Grantwood Village, MO

Grantwood Village, MO

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

Sports Injury Grantwood Village, 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. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In reality, most sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Grantwood Village, 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. Discover the Grantwood Village, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Grantwood Village, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary immensely in terms of seriousness, needed treatment and effect on the body and ability to remain active. Our Grantwood Village, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all sorts 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 Grantwood Village, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy soon.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of Grantwood Village, MO, there are hardly any sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. 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 have a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can cause inflammation and become painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common consequence of many sports injuries and can lead to soreness and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and trauma 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 an important but potentially vulnerable joint that can suffer from many different sports injuries resulting in 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 very 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 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 movement and movement disorders, your Grantwood Village, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will implement 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 safeguarding against future injury.

If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to excellent physical health and return you to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Grantwood Village, MO physical therapist to heal 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 vital to protect 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’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, get in touch with the Grantwood Village, 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 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 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 loved ones that are in increased danger of a sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, consider the basic recommendations for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Grantwood Village, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, trust in the talented Grantwood Village, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a complimentary injury screening or analysis 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. As physical activity is such a critical facet of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the view that all of us are safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Grantwood Village, MO physical therapists and minimize the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles have a higher chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility lets them absorb impacts more easily and defend themselves better against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently take place when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. Any athlete requires 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 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 crucial that you use suitable equipment while being active. The equipment should not only be suitable for the sport, but also be functioning properly and safe to use. This includes the following:

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

    Other than using the proper equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Grantwood Village, MO location where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions around you can lead to a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking sufficient water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. When participating in in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the water you have lost through perspiring.

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

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and balancing 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 being active, at times an injury is impossible to avoid. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you suffer a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Grantwood Village, MO sports therapists right away. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a tailor-made 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 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 skilled Grantwood Village, 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 Grantwood Village, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Grantwood Village, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When dealing with a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper treatment from a experienced professional immediately. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Grantwood Village, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Grantwood Village, 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

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT

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