Osage Hills, MO

Osage Hills, MO

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

Sports Injury Osage Hills, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other kinds of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In reality, the majority of sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Osage Hills, 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 being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you love. Find out more about the Osage Hills, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Osage Hills, 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 vary widely in terms of severity, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to keep active. Our Osage Hills, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all varieties 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 Osage Hills, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and make certain that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of Osage Hills, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. The following 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 suffer a strain, which can often be mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon suffers from overuse, it can cause inflammation and become sore, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common consequence of many sports injuries and can result in pain and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, such as stress fractures or a broken bone.
  • Dislocations – A dislocation sports injury takes place when a bone is forced out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a vital but potentially at-risk joint that can suffer from a variety 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 prohibits 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 very 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.

If you experience a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Osage Hills, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and bring back your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the activities you love while safeguarding against future injury.

If you have 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 peak performance level. Work with a qualified Osage Hills, MO physical therapist to heal 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 key to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while playing sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overwork your body, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, call the Osage Hills, 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 are at a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Play after not being active for a while or poor level of fitness
  • Do not stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with a predictably higher risk 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 more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just starting out in t-ball or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, consider the basic strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Osage Hills, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the skilled Osage Hills, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately for a complimentary injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anyone who is active, a sports injury can upset your whole routine and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a crucial element of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion the belief that each one of us is safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Osage Hills, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles have a heightened chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb movement more effectively and be more resilient against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently 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 aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of proper movement technique before participating in a sport or activity. For example, understanding how to bend your knees when 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 vital that you use the appropriate equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be suitable for the sport, but also be functioning 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 appropriate for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    In addition to having the appropriate gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Osage Hills, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are very careful, 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 basic health practice that everyone should do. If you are practicing in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to regularly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replenish the fluids that you lost through perspiring.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also lessens your risk of a sports injury.

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and monitoring your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or being active, at times an injury is inevitable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Osage Hills, MO sports therapists immediately. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and put together a custom 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 activity-limiting injury is frustrating to say the least. 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 treatment. When you suffer a sports injury, the qualified Osage Hills, 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 Osage Hills, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Osage Hills, 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 treatment from a knowledgeable professional straight away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Osage Hills, 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 Osage Hills, 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
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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