Robertsville, MO

Robertsville, MO

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

Sports Injury Robertsville, MO. A sports injury can happen 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 occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Robertsville, 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. If you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you love. Learn more about the Robertsville, 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 Robertsville, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a professional physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary greatly in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and impact on the body and ability to keep active. Our Robertsville, 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 deft hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Robertsville, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you love quickly.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Robertsville, MO, there are few 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 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 is overused, it can become swollen and sore, restricting 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 – Inflammation is a common consequence of a lot of sports injuries and can lead to soreness and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and trauma 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 an important but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience a lot of different sports injuries causing torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • 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. For the rotator cuff, the highest sports injury risks come from impingement and/or rotator cuff tear.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is an especially 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 inflamed, causing soreness.

If you have a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Robertsville, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recover from your sports injury and bring back your strength and movement so that you can get back to the activities you love while protecting against future injury.

If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to optimal physical health and return you to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Robertsville, 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 vital to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while playing sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overwork your body, particularly if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, contact the Robertsville, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery 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:

  • 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 an inherently 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 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 joining the community pickleball league, consider the basic strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Robertsville, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, turn to the experienced Robertsville, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately for a free 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 vital element of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion the viewpoint that every one of us is safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Robertsville, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles have an increased risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility lets them absorb force more easily and be more resilient against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise cause injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly occur when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. It takes a great deal of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of appropriate movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, understanding how 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 very important that you use the appropriate 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 goggles
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is right for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    Other than using the appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the Robertsville, MO location where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a fundamental 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 constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through sweating.

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

As an athlete, one of your priorities should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and getting the correct number of calories. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when playing a sport or physical activity, every now and then an injury is inevitable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you experience an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Robertsville, 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 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 are used to, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you experience a sports injury, the skilled Robertsville, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to create an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Robertsville, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Robertsville, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is vital to get proper care from a knowledgeable professional right away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Robertsville, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Find out more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Robertsville, MO location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT

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