St. Peters, MO

St. Peters, MO

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

Sports Injury St. Peters, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other forms of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. Actually, most sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our St. Peters, MO sports therapists can help you recuperate. 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 sports you love. Learn more about the St. Peters, 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 St. Peters, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a qualified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary widely in terms of seriousness, needed treatment and effect on the body and ability to remain active. Our St. Peters, 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 able hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the St. Peters, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recuperation and ensure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you love in no time.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of St. Peters, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type of sports injury. 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 muscle or tendon is torn or overstretched, you have 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 inflamed and sore, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common reaction to a lot of sports injuries and can cause pain and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and trauma from accidents can cause fractures, for example 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 a significant but potentially at-risk joint that can be affected by a lot of different sports injuries causing torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that prevents your arm from popping out of the shoulder socket while still allowing your shoulder to move in all directions. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
  • 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 pain.

If you have a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your St. Peters, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and return your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the sports you love while preventing 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 highest performance level. Work with a qualified St. Peters, MO physical therapist to recuperate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anybody who is being active or playing. For that reason it is of utmost importance to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while playing sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overexert yourself, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, reach out to the St. Peters, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your recovery and get you back 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 a predictably 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 loved ones that are in increased danger of a sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, keep in mind the basic recommendations for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your St. Peters, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, trust in the experienced St. Peters, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a complimentary injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anyone who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can interrupt your whole schedule and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a important part of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the belief that we all are safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our St. Peters, MO physical therapists and minimize the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

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

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often happen when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. It takes a lot of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of proper movement technique before participating in a sport or activity. For example, understanding how 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 you are 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 glasses
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is appropriate for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    In addition to having the correct equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the St. Peters, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions where you play can result in 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 crucial to constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the fluids you have lost through perspiring.

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

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and monitoring your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when playing a sport or being active, occasionally an injury is impossible to avoid. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you experience a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ St. Peters, MO sports therapists immediately. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a personalized treatment plan to return you 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 incredibly frustrating. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you previously had, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you suffer a sports injury, the experienced St. Peters, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to draw up an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning St. Peters, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized St. Peters, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper treatment from a qualified professional right away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our St. Peters, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the St. Peters, 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 Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Astym)
  • Spine Specialty – Manual Therapy Certified
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Amanda Gubbels
DPT, CMPT, ATC
Natasha Burtchett
Front Office Supervisor
Brian Freund
DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Megan Phillips
Front Office

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