Valley Park, MO

Valley Park, MO

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

Sports Injury Valley Park, MO. A sports injury can take place 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 Valley Park, 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. Find out more about the Valley Park, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury care in the Valley Park, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a qualified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary immensely in terms of seriousness, needed treatment and impact on the body and ability to remain active. Our Valley Park, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all sorts of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive 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 Valley Park, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and make certain that you will be back to the sports and activities you love quickly.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of Valley Park, 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 occurs when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a muscle or tendon is torn or overstretched, you have a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon suffers from overuse, it can cause swelling and become painful, 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 – Inflammation is a common reaction to a lot of sports injuries and can result in soreness and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and force 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 experience a lot 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. 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 is most common in runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become inflamed, causing pain.

If you suffer a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Valley Park, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Using 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 suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and restore you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Valley Park, MO physical therapist to recuperate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anyone who is being active or playing. That is why it is vital to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while playing sports or training. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overwork your body, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, contact the Valley Park, 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 sports 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
  • Do not stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with an inherently 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 more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, review the basic instructions for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Valley Park, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, trust in the talented Valley Park, 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 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 advocate for the viewpoint that we all are safer with the proper sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Valley Park, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Inactive muscles have a higher chance of tearing, while warm muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb force more effectively and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently take place when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. You need a great deal of practice to perfect the technical aspects 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 the right equipment when you are active. The equipment should not only be appropriate for the sport, but also be functioning properly 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 safe conditions

    Other than using the proper equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the Valley Park, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions around you can lead to 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 vital to regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the water you have lost through perspiration.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also reduces your chances of experiencing 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 playing a sport or physical activity, occasionally an injury is not preventable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Valley Park, MO sports therapists right away. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and develop a custom 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 injury that prohibits you from physical activity is incredibly frustrating. 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 qualified Valley Park, 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 Valley Park, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Valley Park, 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 knowledgeable professional straight away. When you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Valley Park, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Valley Park, 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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