Sherman, MO

Sherman, MO

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

Sports Injury Sherman, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other forms of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. Actually, the majority of sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Sherman, MO sports therapists can help you heal. Axes Physical Therapy has a network of physical and occupational therapists treating sports injuries at any of our fourteen locally owned and operated facilities. After you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the activities you love. Discover the Sherman, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury care in the Sherman, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a qualified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary immensely in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and impact on the body and ability to keep active. Our Sherman, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts 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 Sherman, 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 quickly.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of Sherman, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. The following are some of the some of the sports injuries we see the most of.

  • Sprains – A sprain happens when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a tendon or muscle is torn or overstretched, you suffer a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon suffers from overuse, it can cause inflammation and become painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common outcome 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 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 number of different sports injuries leading to 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 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.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Sherman, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and return your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while safeguarding against future injury.

If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to excellent physical health and get you back to to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Sherman, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anybody who is being active or playing. That is why it is key to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while playing sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overexert yourself, particularly if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, get in touch with the Sherman, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and get you back to the activities you love as soon as possible.

You are at an increased 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 a predictably higher chance 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 more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are strapping on cleats for the first time or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, consider the basic strategies for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Sherman, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, trust in the experienced Sherman, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or someone who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can interrupt your entire schedule and your daily life. As physical activity is such a crucial facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists champion the belief that every one of us is safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Sherman, MO physical therapists and minimize the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles have an increased risk of tearing, while warm muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility allows them to absorb movement more easily and protect themselves better against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently take place when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. Any athlete requires a lot of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of proper movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, understanding how to bend your knees as 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 suitable equipment while 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 goggles
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is suitable for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    In addition to having the correct equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Sherman, MO location where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen 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 around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a basic 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 regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the fluids that you lost through perspiration.

    In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also reduces your chances of experiencing 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, every now and then an injury is not preventable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Sherman, 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 tailor-made 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 optimal performance, mobility and strength you are accustomed to, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the knowledgeable Sherman, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to design an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Sherman, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Sherman, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When dealing with a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a experienced professional immediately. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Sherman, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Sherman, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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