Lakeshire, MO

Lakeshire, MO

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

Sports Injury Lakeshire, 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. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In fact, the majority of sports injuries occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Lakeshire, MO sports therapists can help you recover. 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 playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the activities you love. Find out more about the Lakeshire, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the Lakeshire, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a professional physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary immensely in terms of severity, needed treatment and impact on the body and ability to remain active. Our Lakeshire, 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 deft hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Lakeshire, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and make sure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you love soon.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of Lakeshire, MO, there are hardly any sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. Below are some of the some of the sports injuries we see the most of.

  • Sprains – A sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a muscle or tendon is torn or overstretched, you suffer a strain, which are sometimes 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 inflammation of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common reaction to many 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 sports injury can force a bone out of its socket, dislocating it.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a major but potentially vulnerable joint that can suffer from a lot of different sports injuries causing torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a network of muscles and tendons that disallows your arm from popping out of the shoulder socket while still allowing your shoulder to move in all directions. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is a significantly 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 typically affects 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 movement and movement disorders, your Lakeshire, MO sports therapist will use their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and restore your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while preventing future injury.

If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to optimal physical health and restore you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Lakeshire, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anybody who is being active or playing. That is why it is key to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while playing sports or working out. 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, get in touch with the Lakeshire, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in 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 an extended period of inactivity or poor level of fitness
  • Neglect to stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with a predictably higher chance 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 in increased danger of a sports injury, whether they are just starting out in t-ball or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, keep in mind the basic recommendations for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Lakeshire, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, turn to the skilled Lakeshire, 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 engages in physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your entire schedule and your day-to-day life. Because physical activity is such a important aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion the belief that we all are safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Lakeshire, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

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

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly occur when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. Any athlete needs a large amount of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of appropriate movement technique before playing 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 very important that you use the right equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be functioning 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

    In addition to using the correct gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Lakeshire, MO site 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 alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions around you can lead to a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. If you are practicing in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to consistently hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the fluids you have lost through perspiring.

    In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also lessens your risk of a sports injury.

As an athlete, one of your priorities should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and eating the appropriate number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or physical activity, at times an injury is not preventable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you have a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Lakeshire, MO sports therapists immediately. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a custom treatment plan to return you to health as soon as possible.

Therapy for Your Sports Injury: Axes Physical Therapy

As an athlete, we know that living with an activity-limiting injury is incredibly frustrating. In order to be able to get back to peak performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you experience a sports injury, the experienced Lakeshire, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to formulate an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Lakeshire, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Lakeshire, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When dealing with a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a knowledgeable professional right away. When you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Lakeshire, 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 Lakeshire, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT

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