Kimmswick, MO

Kimmswick, MO

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

Sports Injury Kimmswick, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other sorts of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In reality, the majority of sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Kimmswick, 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. After you are injured while being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you enjoy. Learn more about the Kimmswick, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Kimmswick, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis 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 keep active. Our Kimmswick, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all kinds of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive 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 Kimmswick, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and make sure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love soon.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of Kimmswick, 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 suffer a strain, which can often be mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can cause swelling and become painful, limiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common reaction to a lot of 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 dislocation sports injury happens when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a significant but potentially at-risk joint that can experience many different sports injuries bringing about torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that prohibits your arm from popping out of the shoulder socket while still allowing full range of motion. 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 which connects 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 swollen, causing pain.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Kimmswick, MO sports therapist will use their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recover from your sports injury and bring back your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the sports you love while preventing 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 highest performance level. Work with a qualified Kimmswick, MO physical therapist to recuperate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. That is why it is key to look after 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 never overexert yourself, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, reach out to the Kimmswick, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through 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 not being active for a while 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 family members 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, consider the basic guidelines for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Kimmswick, 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 Kimmswick, 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 upset your entire routine and your day-to-day life. Because physical activity is such a important aspect of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the belief that all of us are safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Kimmswick, MO physical therapists and minimize the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles are at an increased chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb movement more effectively and defend themselves better against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise cause injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often take place when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. Any athlete requires a great deal of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of appropriate movement technique before taking part in a sport or activity. For example, knowing 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 crucial that you use the right 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. 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 appropriate for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    Other than having the proper gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Kimmswick, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions where you play can result in a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. When participating in in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the water that you lost through perspiration.

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

As an athlete, one of your first concerns should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and getting the right 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 unavoidable. 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’ Kimmswick, MO sports therapists today. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and put together a personalized treatment plan to return 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 optimal performance, mobility and strength you are accustomed to, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you suffer a sports injury, the knowledgeable Kimmswick, 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 Kimmswick, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Kimmswick, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a knowledgeable professional immediately. When you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Kimmswick, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Kimmswick, 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Ashley Lane
Front Office
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT

Locations

Begin Your Recovery Today

Injuries and pain shouldn’t keep you from moving and doing the things you love.