St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

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

Sports Injury St. Louis, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other sorts of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In truth, most sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our St. Louis, 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 being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the sports you love. Discover the St. Louis, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the St. Louis, 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 differ greatly in terms of severity, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to stay active. Our St. Louis, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all sorts 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 St. Louis, 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 enjoy quickly.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of St. Louis, MO, there are hardly any sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. Listed below 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 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 is overused, it can become inflamed and sore, limiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can cause 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 sports injury can force a bone out of its socket, dislocating it.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is an important but potentially vulnerable joint that can be affected by a number of different sports injuries resulting in torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The muscles responsible for allowing your shoulder to have full range of motion 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 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 swollen, causing soreness.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your St. Louis, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and bring back your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the activities you love while preventing future injury.

If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to favorable physical health and get you back to to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified St. Louis, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. That is why it is of utmost importance to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while participating in sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overexert yourself, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, get in touch with the St. Louis, 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:

  • 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 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 now learning how to dribble or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, review the basic recommendations for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your St. Louis, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, turn to the skilled St. Louis, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or someone who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your whole schedule and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a crucial facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the view that all of us are safer with the proper sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our St. Louis, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles are at a higher risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb movement more effectively and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often happen when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. Any athlete needs a great deal of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of proper movement technique before taking part in 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 essential that you use suitable 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 safe conditions

    Other than using the appropriate gear to play the sport, it is important that the St. Louis, 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 around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are participating in 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 replace the water that you lost through perspiring.

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

As an athlete, one of your first concerns should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and receiving the correct number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when participating in a sport or being active, at times an injury is not preventable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you experience a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ St. Louis, MO sports therapists immediately. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a custom treatment plan to restore you 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 injury that prohibits you from physical activity is more than frustrating. 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 treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the experienced St. Louis, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to implement an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning St. Louis, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized St. Louis, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is important to get proper treatment from a knowledgeable professional straight away. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our St. Louis, 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 St. Louis, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT

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