South County, MO

South County, MO

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

Sports Injury South County, 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. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In truth, the majority of sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our South County, 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. When you are injured while being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you love. Learn more about the South County, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the South County, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary immensely in terms of severity, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to remain active. Our South County, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all forms of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive 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 South County, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recuperation and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you love quickly.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of South County, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type of sports injury. Below 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 muscle or tendon 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 swelling and become painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can result in 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 dislocation sports injury occurs when a bone is forced out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a vital but potentially at-risk joint that can experience a lot 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 particularly 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 is most common in runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become inflamed, causing soreness.

If you suffer a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your South County, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recover from your sports injury and return your strength and movement so that you can get back to the activities you love while protecting 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 restore you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified South County, MO physical therapist to recuperate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anybody can experience a sports injury while being active. That is why it is so important to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while participating in sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and do not overexert yourself, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, get in touch with the South County, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your rehabilitation and get you back to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You are at an increased risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Play 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 prospect 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 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, review the basic strategies for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your South County, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while being active, trust in the skilled South County, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today 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 interrupt your whole schedule and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a vital facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists champion the belief that each one of us is safer with the proper sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our South County, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles have a heightened chance of tearing, while warm muscles are more flexible. As your muscles warm up, 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 try to participate in a sport without any experience or training. You need a great deal of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of proper movement technique before playing 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 vital that you use the appropriate 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 glasses
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is right for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    In addition to using the proper equipment to play the sport, it is important that the South County, MO location 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 alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions where you play can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a fundamental 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 vital to regularly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replenish the fluids you have lost through perspiration.

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

As an athlete, one of your priorities should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and receiving the appropriate number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when participating in a sport or physical activity, occasionally an injury is unavoidable. 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’ South County, MO sports therapists today. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and put together a tailored treatment plan to get you back to health as soon as possible.

Therapy for Your Sports Injury: Axes Physical Therapy

As someone who is active, 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 are used to, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you experience a sports injury, the knowledgeable South County, 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 South County, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized South County, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is vital to get proper treatment from a experienced professional straight away. After you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our South County, 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 South County, 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
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
MSPT, CMPT

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