Knob Lick, MO

Knob Lick, MO

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

Sports Injury Knob Lick, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other varieties of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In reality, most sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Knob Lick, 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. 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. Find out more about the Knob Lick, 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 Knob Lick, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a professional physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries differ immensely in terms of seriousness, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to stay active. Our Knob Lick, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all sorts of sports injuries. With decades of experience, exhaustive 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 Knob Lick, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and make sure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love soon.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of Knob Lick, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. The following 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 muscle or tendon 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 is overused, it can become swollen and sore, restricting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common consequence of many sports injuries and can lead to soreness 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 occurs 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 lot 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 disallows shoulder dislocations while still allowing your shoulder to move in all directions. 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 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 movement and movement disorders, your Knob Lick, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Utilizing 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 suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to get you back to optimal physical health and get you back to to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Knob Lick, 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 playing. 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 working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overexert yourself, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, reach out to the Knob Lick, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your rehabilitation and return you to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You are at a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Participate after an extended period of inactivity or poor level of fitness
  • Neglect to 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 just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, consider the basic guidelines for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Knob Lick, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while being active, trust in the skilled Knob Lick, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a free injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anyone who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your entire routine and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a critical aspect of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the view that every one of us is safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Knob Lick, MO physical therapists and minimize the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

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

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly take place when you try to participate in a sport without any experience or training. You need a large amount of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of proper movement technique before taking part in 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 essential that you use the appropriate equipment when you are active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be working properly 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 appropriate for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    Other than using the appropriate gear to play the sport, it is important that the Knob Lick, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are cautious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions around you can result in a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are participating in in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to consistently hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the fluids you have lost through sweat.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also lowers 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 participating in a sport or physical activity, sometimes an injury is inevitable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you suffer a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Knob Lick, MO sports therapists right away. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and create a tailor-made treatment plan to restore you 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 frustrating to say the least. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you previously had, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the qualified Knob Lick, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to implement an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Knob Lick, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Knob Lick, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is vital to get proper care from a knowledgeable professional straight away. When you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Knob Lick, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Find out more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Knob Lick, 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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