Pevely, MO

Pevely, MO

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

Sports Injury Pevely, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other varieties of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. Actually, the majority of sports injuries occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Pevely, MO sports therapists can help you recuperate. 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 being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the activities you love. Find out more about the Pevely, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the Pevely, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary immensely in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to remain active. Our Pevely, 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 trustworthy hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Pevely, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your rehabilitation and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy quickly.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Pevely, MO, there are not many sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. The following 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 muscle or tendon 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 is overused, it can cause inflammation and become sore, limiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common reaction to many sports injuries and can lead to soreness 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 significant but potentially vulnerable joint that can suffer from many different sports injuries causing torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that disallows your arm from popping out of the shoulder socket 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 connecting 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 inflamed, causing pain.

If you experience a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Pevely, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and bring back your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the sports you love while preventing future injury.

If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and restore you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Pevely, MO physical therapist to recuperate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. That is why it is of utmost importance to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while playing sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and do not overexert yourself, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, get in touch with the Pevely, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your rehabilitation and return you to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You are at a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Participate 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 an inherently 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 tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, consider the basic recommendations for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Pevely, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the skilled Pevely, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a free injury screening or analysis 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 important aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists promote the view that each one of us is safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Pevely, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles are at a heightened risk of tearing, while warm 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 result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly occur when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. It takes a large amount of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of appropriate movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, knowing 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 crucial that you use the right equipment while you are active. The equipment should not only be right 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 suitable for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    Other than using the appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Pevely, 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 conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions around you can result in a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. When participating in in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to consistently hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through perspiring.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also decreases 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 consuming the right number of calories. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when participating in a sport or physical activity, at times an injury is unavoidable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you experience an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Pevely, MO sports therapists today. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and create a tailor-made 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 injury that prohibits you from physical activity is frustrating to say the least. 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 experienced Pevely, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to draw up an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Pevely, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Pevely, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is vital to get proper care from a skilled professional immediately. When you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Pevely, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Pevely, 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
  • 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
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Helen Ziegler
Front Office
Ali Bauer
PT, CMPT
Ryan Knuckles
PT, DPT, Astym Cert., Dry Needling Cert.

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