Gray Summit, MO

Gray Summit, MO

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

Sports Injury Gray Summit, MO. A sports injury can take place 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 non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Gray Summit, 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. When you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you enjoy. Learn more about the Gray Summit, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the Gray Summit, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary greatly in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and impact on the body and ability to stay active. Our Gray Summit, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all types 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 Gray Summit, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recovery and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you love quickly.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of Gray Summit, MO, there are not many sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. 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 tendon or muscle 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 inflammation of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common outcome of a lot of sports injuries and can result in 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 major but potentially vulnerable joint that can suffer from a number of different sports injuries resulting in torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a network of muscles and tendons that impedes shoulder dislocations 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 especially 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 typically affects 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 Gray Summit, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will create a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely rehabilitate 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 suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and restore you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Gray Summit, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anybody can experience a sports injury while participating in physical activities. For that reason it is key to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while playing 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 experience a sports injury, reach out to the Gray Summit, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery 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 not being active for a while or poor level of fitness
  • Neglect to stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with an inherently higher chance 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 strapping on cleats for the first time or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, review the basic instructions for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Gray Summit, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while being active, trust in the experienced Gray Summit, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a complimentary injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your entire routine and your day-to-day life. As physical activity is such a crucial aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the view that each one of us is safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Gray Summit, 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 have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb impacts more effectively and shield themselves better against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often occur when you attempt to do an activity 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 basics of proper movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, understanding how 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 correct equipment when you are active. The equipment should not only be appropriate 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 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 correct gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Gray Summit, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the surface your are playing on is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions where you play can result in a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking sufficient water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. If you are participating in in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to consistently hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the water you have lost through perspiration.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also decreases your risk of a sports injury.

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and monitoring your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or being active, occasionally an injury is impossible to avoid. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you suffer an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Gray Summit, MO sports therapists right away. We will perform 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 injury that prohibits you from physical activity is incredibly frustrating. 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 experience a sports injury, the knowledgeable Gray Summit, 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 Gray Summit, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Gray Summit, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is important to get proper treatment from a qualified professional right away. When you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Gray Summit, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Gray Summit, MO location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Kelsey Kessler
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT

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