Twin Oaks, MO

Twin Oaks, MO

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

Sports Injury Twin Oaks, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other sorts of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In fact, the majority of sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Twin Oaks, 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. When you are injured while being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you enjoy. Discover the Twin Oaks, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Twin Oaks, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a qualified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary widely in terms of severity, needed treatment and effect on the body and ability to stay active. Our Twin Oaks, 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 capable hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Twin Oaks, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recuperation and make sure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love soon.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of Twin Oaks, MO, there are not many 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 occurs 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 is overused, it can cause inflammation and become painful, restricting 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 – Swelling is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can lead to pain and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and trauma from accidents can cause fractures, including 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 suffer from many different sports injuries bringing about 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. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
  • 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 is most common in runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become inflamed, causing pain.

If you experience a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Twin Oaks, MO sports therapist will use their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely recuperate 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 return you to favorable physical health and get you back to to your peak performance level. Work with a qualified Twin Oaks, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anybody can experience a sports injury while participating in physical activities. For that reason it is vital to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while participating in sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overwork your body, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, contact the Twin Oaks, 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 a heightened 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 an inherently higher risk 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 loved ones that are in increased danger of a sports injury, whether they are just starting out in t-ball or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, review the basic recommendations for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Twin Oaks, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, turn to the talented Twin Oaks, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a free injury screening or analysis of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your entire schedule and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a vital part of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists promote the view that we all are safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Twin Oaks, MO physical therapists and minimize the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Inactive muscles are at a higher chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility helps them absorb force more easily and defend themselves better against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently occur when you try to do an activity 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 foundations of appropriate movement technique before playing 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 the appropriate equipment when you are active. The equipment should not only be right 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 suitable for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    Other than having the proper equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Twin Oaks, MO location where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are cautious, 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. When participating in in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to regularly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the fluids that you lost through perspiring.

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

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and balancing your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when participating in a sport or being active, occasionally an injury is unavoidable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Twin Oaks, 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 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 treatment. When you suffer a sports injury, the knowledgeable Twin Oaks, 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 Twin Oaks, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Twin Oaks, 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 qualified professional immediately. After you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Twin Oaks, 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 Twin Oaks, 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 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

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