Jefferson Barracks, MO

Jefferson Barracks, MO

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

Sports Injury Jefferson Barracks, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other sorts of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. Actually, the majority of sports injuries occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Jefferson Barracks, MO sports therapists can help you recuperate. 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 being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the sports you enjoy. Find out more about the Jefferson Barracks, 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 Jefferson Barracks, 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 differ immensely in terms of severity, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Jefferson Barracks, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all varieties of sports injuries. With decades of experience, exhaustive 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 Jefferson Barracks, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy soon.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Jefferson Barracks, MO, there are not many 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 occurs 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 become swollen and sore, limiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common consequence of a lot of 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 occurs when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a vital but potentially vulnerable joint that can be affected by a variety of different sports injuries leading to torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that disallows 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 a tremendously 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 swollen, causing soreness.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Jefferson Barracks, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and restore your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the sports you love while protecting against future injury.

If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to optimal physical health and restore you to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Jefferson Barracks, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. For that reason it is key to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while playing sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overexert yourself, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, contact the Jefferson Barracks, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and get you back to the sports 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 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 family members that are more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, consider the basic instructions for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Jefferson Barracks, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or someone you care about suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, trust in the talented Jefferson Barracks, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy now for a free injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your whole routine and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a crucial aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists espouse the viewpoint that we all are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Jefferson Barracks, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Inactive muscles have a heightened risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility lets them absorb impacts more effectively and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently occur when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. You need a lot of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of appropriate movement technique before taking part in a sport or activity. For example, knowing 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 vital that you use suitable equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be correct 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 goggles
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is suitable for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    Other than using the proper equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Jefferson Barracks, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the surface of the court is wet and slippery or the turf is 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 adequate water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. When participating in in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the fluids you have lost through sweating.

    In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also reduces your chances of suffering 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 physical activity, occasionally an injury is impossible to avoid. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Jefferson Barracks, MO sports therapists today. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a tailor-made 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 more than frustrating. In order to be able to get back to peak performance, mobility and strength you are used to, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you suffer a sports injury, the experienced Jefferson Barracks, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to implement an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Jefferson Barracks, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Jefferson Barracks, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a qualified professional immediately. After you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Jefferson Barracks, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Jefferson Barracks, 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
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
MSPT, CMPT

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