St. Genevieve, MO

St. Genevieve, MO

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

Sports Injury St. Genevieve, MO. A sports injury can occur 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. In reality, most sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our St. Genevieve, 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. When you are injured while being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you enjoy. Find out more about the St. Genevieve, 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 St. Genevieve, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a professional physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries differ greatly in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to stay active. Our St. Genevieve, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all types of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive 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 St. Genevieve, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recovery and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you love quickly.

As experienced sports therapists serving all of St. Genevieve, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind 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 experience a strain, which can often be 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, leading to tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common reaction to many sports injuries and can result in pain and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, including 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 significant but potentially at-risk joint that can experience a lot of different sports injuries resulting in torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that disallows shoulder dislocations while still allowing your shoulder to move in all directions. 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 extremely 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 swollen, causing pain.

If you experience a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your St. Genevieve, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Utilizing 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 safeguarding against future injury.

If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to get you back to excellent physical health and return you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified St. Genevieve, 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 key to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while participating in sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overwork your body, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, get in touch with the St. Genevieve, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and return you to the 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 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 more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, consider the basic recommendations for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your St. Genevieve, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, trust in the talented St. Genevieve, 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 engages in physical activity, a sports injury can upset your entire routine and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a critical element of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists espouse the belief that each one of us is safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our St. Genevieve, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles are at an increased chance of tearing, while warm muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility lets them absorb impacts more easily and be more resilient against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly take place when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. You need a lot of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of proper movement technique before participating in 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 very important that you use the appropriate equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be in good condition 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 having the appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the St. Genevieve, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the surface your are playing on is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions where you play can lead to a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking sufficient water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. When practicing in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the fluids you have lost through sweating.

    In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also lowers your chances of getting a sports injury.

As an athlete, one of your first concerns should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and eating the correct number of calories. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when playing a sport or being active, occasionally an injury is not preventable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ St. Genevieve, MO sports therapists right away. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and put together a tailor-made 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 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 treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the experienced St. Genevieve, 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 St. Genevieve, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized St. Genevieve, 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 care from a skilled professional right away. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our St. Genevieve, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the St. Genevieve, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Kinsey Phelps
Front Office
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Mark Smith
PT, DPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.

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