Oakville, MO

Oakville, MO

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

Sports Injury Oakville, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other kinds of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In truth, most sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Oakville, 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 get you back to the activities you love. Discover the Oakville, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Oakville, 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 greatly in terms of severity, needed treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Oakville, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts 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 deft hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Oakville, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recuperation and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love in no time.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of Oakville, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. 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 muscle or tendon 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 inflamed and sore, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common consequence of many sports injuries and can lead to 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 an important but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience a number of different sports injuries resulting in torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • 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. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is an extremely 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 typically affects runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become swollen, causing soreness.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Oakville, MO sports therapist will use their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely rehabilitate 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 favorable physical health and get you back to to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Oakville, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. That is why it is key to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while playing sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and do not overwork your body, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, get in touch with the Oakville, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your rehabilitation and return you to the sports you love as soon as possible.

You have an increased risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Participate after an extended period of inactivity or poor level of fitness
  • Do not stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with a predictably 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 loved ones 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 guidelines for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Oakville, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, turn to the skilled Oakville, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a free injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can upset your entire routine and your day-to-day life. Because physical activity is such a crucial aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the belief that all of us are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Oakville, MO physical therapists and minimize the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles are at a heightened chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility allows them to absorb movement more easily and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly 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 basics of proper movement technique before participating 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 essential that you use suitable 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 glasses
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is suitable for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    In addition to using the proper equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the Oakville, MO setting 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 very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. If you are engaging in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to consistently hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the water that you lost through perspiring.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also decreases your chances of suffering 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, occasionally an injury is impossible to avoid. 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’ Oakville, MO sports therapists right away. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and develop a custom 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 activity-limiting injury is more than frustrating. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you suffer a sports injury, the qualified Oakville, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to design an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Oakville, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Oakville, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is important to get proper care from a skilled professional straight away. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Oakville, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Oakville, 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
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Ashley Lane
Front Office
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT

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