West Alton, MO

West Alton, MO

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

Sports Injury West Alton, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other forms of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In reality, most sports injuries occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our West Alton, 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. After you are injured while being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you enjoy. Find out more about the West Alton, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the West Alton, 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 vary widely in terms of seriousness, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to keep active. Our West Alton, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all varieties of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in trustworthy hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the West Alton, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recuperation and ensure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you love soon.

As skillful sports therapists serving all of West Alton, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. The following 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 suffer a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can become swollen and sore, restricting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
  • Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common reaction to many sports injuries and can cause pain 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 an important but potentially vulnerable 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 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 significantly 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 soreness.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your West Alton, MO sports therapist will use their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will create a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recuperate 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 have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to favorable physical health and get you back to to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified West Alton, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anyone who is being active or participating in a sport. That is why it is vital to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while participating in sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and do not overwork your body, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, get in touch with the West Alton, 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 physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You have an increased 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 a predictably higher risk 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 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, keep in mind the basic instructions for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your West Alton, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, turn to the skilled West Alton, 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 routine and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a critical element of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists champion the view that we all are safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our West Alton, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles have a heightened risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility helps them absorb impacts more effectively and be more resilient against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise result in injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries commonly happen when you try to participate in a sport 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 basics of proper movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, knowing to bend your knees while 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 very important that you use the appropriate equipment when being 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 using the appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the West Alton, MO site 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 conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions where you play can lead to a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. When participating in in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to consistently hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through sweat.

    In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also lessens your chances of suffering a sports injury.

As an athlete, one of your priorities should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and receiving the correct number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or physical activity, from time to time an injury is impossible to avoid. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you experience a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ West Alton, MO sports therapists today. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a tailor-made treatment plan to restore 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 incredibly frustrating. In order to be able to get back to optimal performance, mobility and strength you are accustomed to, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the experienced West Alton, 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 West Alton, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized West Alton, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is important to get proper treatment from a skilled professional immediately. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our West Alton, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Find out more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the West Alton, 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 (Astym)
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
John Ruesler
DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Bailey Zimmermann
Front Office Supervisor
Daniel Scribner
PT, DPT, AT
Jayne Markum-Scanlan
DPT, COMT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT

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