Ironton, MO

Ironton, MO

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

Sports Injury Ironton, MO. A sports injury can take place 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 reality, most sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Ironton, 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 playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the sports you love. Discover the Ironton, 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 Ironton, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a qualified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary immensely in terms of severity, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Ironton, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all sorts 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 Ironton, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your rehabilitation and ensure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you love soon.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of Ironton, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. The following are some of the most common sports injury conditions we work with.

  • Sprains – A sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a tendon or muscle is torn or overstretched, you experience a strain, which can often be 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 – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, such as stress fractures or a broken bone.
  • Dislocations – A dislocation sports injury happens 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 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. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
  • 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 typically affects 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 Ironton, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely recover 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 return you to optimal physical health and return you to your peak performance level. Work with a qualified Ironton, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. For that reason it is key to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while participating in sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and do not overwork your body, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, reach out to the Ironton, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your rehabilitation and get you back to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You are at an increased risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Participate after not being active for a while or poor level of fitness
  • Do not stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with a predictably 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 loved ones that are at a higher risk of 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 sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Ironton, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the talented Ironton, 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 someone who is active, a sports injury can interrupt your whole schedule and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a vital element of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the viewpoint that we all are safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Ironton, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles have a heightened chance of tearing, while warm muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb force more easily and be more resilient against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently happen when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. You need a large amount of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of appropriate movement technique before playing 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 very important that you use the right equipment when you are active. The equipment should not only be correct for the sport, but also be working 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 right for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    Other than using the correct gear to play the sport, it is important that the Ironton, 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 cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a fundamental 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 vital to consistently hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the water that you lost through perspiring.

    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 when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when playing a sport or being active, occasionally an injury is inevitable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you suffer an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Ironton, MO sports therapists today. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and develop 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 activity-limiting injury is more than frustrating. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you suffer a sports injury, the qualified Ironton, 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 Ironton, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Ironton, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a qualified professional right away. After you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Ironton, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Ironton, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Kinsey Phelps
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Mark Smith
PT, DPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.

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