Moscow Mills, MO

Moscow Mills, MO

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

Sports Injury Moscow Mills, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other varieties of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In truth, the majority of sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Moscow Mills, MO sports therapists can help you recuperate. Axes Physical Therapy has a network of physical and occupational therapists treating sports injuries at any of our fourteen locally owned and operated facilities. When you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you enjoy. Find out more about the Moscow Mills, 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 Moscow Mills, 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 differ greatly in terms of seriousness, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to stay active. Our Moscow Mills, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all types of sports injuries. With decades of experience, exhaustive 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 Moscow Mills, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love quickly.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Moscow Mills, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type of sports injury. Listed 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 tendon or muscle 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 suffers from overuse, it can become swollen and sore, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common consequence of a lot of sports injuries and can result in 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 experience a number of different sports injuries leading to torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • 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 full range of motion. 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 connecting 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 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 Moscow Mills, MO sports therapist will use their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recover from your sports injury and return your strength and mobility 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 get you back to excellent physical health and return you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Moscow Mills, MO physical therapist to recover from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anybody can experience a sports injury while participating in physical activities. That is why it is key to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while participating in sports or training. 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, reach out to the Moscow Mills, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your rehabilitation and get you back to the sports you love as soon as possible.

You have 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 prospect of injury

Young children and older adults are also at a higher risk of experiencing a sports injury. 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, keep in mind the basic strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Moscow Mills, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, turn to the experienced Moscow Mills, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a complimentary injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can interrupt your entire routine and your day-to-day life. Because physical activity is such a crucial element of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion the view that we all are safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Moscow Mills, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles have a heightened chance of tearing, while warm muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb force more easily and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise cause injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often occur when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. You need a lot of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of appropriate movement technique before taking part in a sport or activity. For example, knowing to bend your knees while 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 being active. The equipment should not only be correct 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 a safe environment

    Other than having the appropriate gear to play the sport, it is important that the Moscow Mills, MO site 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 conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions where you play can lead to a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking sufficient water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. When practicing in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the fluids that you lost through sweating.

    In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also reduces 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 correct number of calories. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when participating in a sport or physical activity, from time to time an injury is unavoidable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you have a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Moscow Mills, MO sports therapists right away. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and create 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 injury that prohibits you from physical activity is frustrating to say the least. In order to be able to get back to optimal performance, mobility and strength you previously had, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you suffer a sports injury, the knowledgeable Moscow Mills, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to create an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Moscow Mills, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Moscow Mills, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When dealing with 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 Moscow Mills, 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 Moscow Mills, 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, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Addie Kersting
Front Office Supervisor
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Samantha Bixby
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA

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