Liguori, MO

Liguori, MO

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

Sports Injury Liguori, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other forms 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 Liguori, 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 return you to the sports you enjoy. Discover the Liguori, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the Liguori, 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 widely in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and impact on the body and ability to stay active. Our Liguori, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all types 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 Liguori, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recuperation and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love quickly.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of Liguori, 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 occurs when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a tendon or muscle 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 suffers from overuse, it can become swollen and painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common consequence of 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 dislocation sports injury happens when a bone is forced out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is an important but potentially vulnerable joint that can suffer from a number 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 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 significantly 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 motion and movement disorders, your Liguori, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and restore your strength and movement so that you can get back to the activities you love while preventing future injury.

If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to excellent physical health and return you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Liguori, MO physical therapist to recuperate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anyone who is being active or playing. That is why it is vital 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 never overexert yourself, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, contact the Liguori, 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 activities you love as soon as possible.

You have a heightened 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 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 in increased danger of a sports injury, whether they are strapping on cleats for the first time or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, review the basic instructions for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Liguori, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, trust in the talented Liguori, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy now for a free injury screening or analysis of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or someone who is active, a sports injury can upset your entire schedule and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a crucial part of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion the viewpoint that we all are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Liguori, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles have a higher chance of tearing, while warm muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility helps them absorb force more effectively and defend themselves better against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often occur when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. You need a lot of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of appropriate 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 very important that you use the appropriate equipment when you are active. The equipment should not only be appropriate for the sport, but also be working 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 right for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    In addition to using the correct equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Liguori, MO location where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the surface of the court is wet and slippery or the turf is muddy. Even if you are cautious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous 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 practicing in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water that you lost through perspiring.

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

As an athlete, one of your first concerns should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and receiving the right number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or physical activity, 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’ Liguori, MO sports therapists today. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a personalized treatment plan to restore 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 injury that prohibits you from physical activity 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 experience a sports injury, the experienced Liguori, 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 Liguori, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Liguori, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is important to get proper care from a skilled professional straight away. When you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Liguori, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Liguori, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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