Truesdale, MO

Truesdale, MO

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

Sports Injury Truesdale, MO. A sports injury can occur 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 Truesdale, MO sports therapists can help you recover. Axes Physical Therapy has a network of physical and occupational therapists treating sports injuries at any of our fourteen locally owned and operated facilities. When you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the sports you love. Learn more about the Truesdale, 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 Truesdale, 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 widely in terms of severity, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to stay active. Our Truesdale, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize 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 able hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Truesdale, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your rehabilitation and ensure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy soon.

As experienced sports therapists serving all of Truesdale, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type 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 can often be mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon suffers from overuse, it can become inflamed and sore, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common consequence 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 sports injury can force a bone out of its socket, dislocating it.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a significant but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience a number of different sports injuries resulting in torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a network of muscles and tendons that disallows shoulder dislocations 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 tremendously 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 have a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Truesdale, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and restore your strength and movement so that you can get back to the activities you love while preventing future injury.

If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to optimal physical health and get you back to to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Truesdale, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. That is why it is key to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while playing sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overexert yourself, particularly if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, call the Truesdale, 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 a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Play 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 an inherently higher chance 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 more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, consider the basic recommendations for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Truesdale, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while being active, trust in the talented Truesdale, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a free injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or someone who is active, a sports injury can interrupt your whole schedule and your day-to-day life. As physical activity is such a important part of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the belief that all of us are safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Truesdale, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles are at an increased risk of tearing, while warm muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility lets them absorb movement more effectively and be more resilient against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly take place when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. Any athlete requires a large amount of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of proper movement technique before playing 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 vital that you use the appropriate equipment while you are active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be working 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 appropriate for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    In addition to using the correct gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Truesdale, 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 very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions where you play can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking sufficient water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are participating in in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the water that you lost through sweating.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also lessens your risk of 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 have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Truesdale, MO sports therapists right away. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a tailored 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 injury that prohibits you from physical activity is frustrating to say the least. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you are accustomed to, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you suffer a sports injury, the experienced Truesdale, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to implement an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Truesdale, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Truesdale, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper treatment from a skilled professional straight away. When you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Truesdale, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Truesdale, 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, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Addie Kersting
Front Office Supervisor
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Samantha Bixby
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA

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