Kinloch, MO

Kinloch, MO

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

Sports Injury Kinloch, MO. A sports injury can happen 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. Actually, most sports injuries occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Kinloch, 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. If you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the sports you love. Learn more about the Kinloch, 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 Kinloch, 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 widely in terms of seriousness, required treatment and effect on the body and ability to remain active. Our Kinloch, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all varieties of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive 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 Kinloch, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and make certain that you will be back to the sports and activities you love in no time.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of Kinloch, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type of sports injury. Below are some of the some of the sports injuries we see the most of.

  • Sprains – A sprain happens when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a tendon or muscle 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 suffers from overuse, it can become inflamed and painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common consequence of many sports injuries and can cause pain and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and trauma from accidents can cause fractures, such as 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 vital but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience 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 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 is most common in 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 motion and movement disorders, your Kinloch, MO sports therapist will use their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely recover from your sports injury and return your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while protecting against future injury.

If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and return you to your peak performance level. Work with a qualified Kinloch, MO physical therapist to recover from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anybody who is being active or participating in a sport. That is why it is of utmost importance to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while participating in sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overexert yourself, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, contact the Kinloch, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your recovery and get you back to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You have 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 an inherently higher risk 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 more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just starting out in t-ball or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, review the basic strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Kinloch, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, trust in the experienced Kinloch, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a complimentary injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your whole routine and your day-to-day life. As physical activity is such a critical element of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the belief that we all are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Kinloch, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles are at a heightened risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb impacts more effectively and be more resilient against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently take place when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. It takes a lot of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of appropriate movement technique before playing 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 vital that you use suitable equipment while being active. The equipment should not only be correct 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 appropriate for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    Other than using the correct gear to play the sport, it is important that the Kinloch, 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, unsafe conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are practicing in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to consistently hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water that you lost through sweating.

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

As an athlete, one of your first concerns should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and receiving the appropriate number of calories. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when participating in a sport or being active, sometimes an injury is inevitable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Kinloch, MO sports therapists right away. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a tailor-made treatment plan to get you back 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 incredibly 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 experience a sports injury, the skilled Kinloch, 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 Kinloch, MO jog route as soon as possible.

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

Services Offered

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

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Clinic Director, MPT

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