Washington, MO

Washington, MO

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

Sports Injury Washington, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a competitive sport, 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, most sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Washington, 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 playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you love. Find out more about the Washington, 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 Washington, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary greatly in terms of severity, needed treatment and effect on the body and ability to stay active. Our Washington, 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 Washington, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy quickly.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Washington, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind 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 experience 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 sore, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common reaction to 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 a significant but potentially at-risk joint that can suffer from a lot of different sports injuries bringing about torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The muscles responsible for allowing your shoulder to move in all directions 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 especially 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 Washington, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Utilizing evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recover from your sports injury and restore your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the sports you love while safeguarding against future injury.

If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to excellent physical health and return you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Washington, MO physical therapist to recuperate from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. That is why it is so important to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while playing sports or training. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overwork your body, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, call the Washington, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your rehabilitation and return you to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You are at an increased risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Play after not being active for a while or poor level of fitness
  • Neglect to 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 at a higher risk of sports injury, whether they are strapping on cleats for the first time or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, consider the basic strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Washington, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, trust in the talented Washington, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a free injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can upset your entire schedule and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a crucial facet of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion the view that we all are safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Washington, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles have a higher risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb impacts more easily and be more resilient against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise cause injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly occur when you try to participate in a sport without any experience or training. Any athlete needs a lot of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of proper movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, knowing 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 essential that you use the right equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be suitable for the sport, but also be in good condition and safe to use. This includes the following:

    • Safety gear such as helmets, pads, or safety glasses
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is right for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    Other than having the appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the Washington, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the surface of the court is wet and slippery or the turf is muddy. Even if you are alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a basic 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 consistently hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through perspiration.

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

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and balancing your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when participating in a sport or being active, sometimes an injury is unavoidable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Washington, MO sports therapists immediately. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a custom 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 frustrating to say the least. In order to be able to get back to optimal performance, mobility and strength you are used to, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you suffer a sports injury, the experienced Washington, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to formulate an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Washington, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Washington, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a experienced professional immediately. When you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Washington, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Washington, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Buddy Pich
PT, CMPT
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
PT, CMPT
Emily Helton
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Kelly Basler
Front Office

Locations

Begin Your Recovery Today

Injuries and pain shouldn’t keep you from moving and doing the things you love.