Weldon Spring, MO

Weldon Spring, MO

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

Sports Injury Weldon Spring, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a sport competitively, 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 fact, most sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Weldon Spring, 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. If you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you love. Discover the Weldon Spring, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury care in the Weldon Spring, 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 differ greatly in terms of seriousness, needed treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Weldon Spring, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts 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 Weldon Spring, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your rehabilitation and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy quickly.

As experienced sports therapists serving all of Weldon Spring, MO, there are few sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. 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 can often be mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can become swollen and painful, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can lead to 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 vital but potentially at-risk joint that can be affected by a variety of different sports injuries resulting in 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. For the rotator cuff, the highest sports injury risks come from impingement and/or rotator cuff tear.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is an extremely strong and flexible tendon which connects your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are typical 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 experience a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Weldon Spring, MO sports therapist will use their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and restore your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while safeguarding against future injury.

If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and get you back to to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Weldon Spring, 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 protect 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 do not overwork your body, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, get in touch with the Weldon Spring, 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 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
  • Neglect to stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with an inherently higher chance 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 starting out in t-ball or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, keep in mind the basic guidelines for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Weldon Spring, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, trust in the skilled Weldon Spring, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately for a complimentary injury screening or assessment of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anyone who is active, a sports injury can interrupt your whole schedule and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a critical element of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the view that all of us are safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Weldon Spring, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles have a heightened chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility helps them absorb movement more easily and protect themselves better against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often take place when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. You need a large amount of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of appropriate 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 crucial that you use the right equipment while being active. The equipment should not only be right 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 suitable for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    Other than having the proper equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the Weldon Spring, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the surface your are playing on is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions around you can result in a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. When practicing in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the fluids you have lost through perspiration.

    In addition to staying hydrated, 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 impossible to avoid. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you experience a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Weldon Spring, MO sports therapists immediately. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a tailored treatment plan to get you back 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 more than frustrating. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you experience a sports injury, the skilled Weldon Spring, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to draw up an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Weldon Spring, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Weldon Spring, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is vital to get proper care from a experienced professional straight away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Weldon Spring, 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 Weldon Spring, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L

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