Wilbur Park, MO

Wilbur Park, MO

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

Sports Injury Wilbur Park, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other forms of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In fact, the majority of sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Wilbur Park, 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. If you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you enjoy. Find out more about the Wilbur Park, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Wilbur Park, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment 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, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Wilbur Park, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all kinds of sports injuries. With decades of experience, exhaustive 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 Wilbur Park, 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 soon.

As skilled sports therapists serving all of Wilbur Park, MO, there are not many sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. Below are some of the some of the sports injuries we see the most of.

  • Sprains – A sprain happens when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a muscle or tendon 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 suffers from overuse, it can become swollen and 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 a lot of sports injuries and can lead to soreness and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, such as stress fractures or a broken bone.
  • Dislocations – A dislocation sports injury takes place when a bone is forced out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a vital but potentially at-risk joint that can be affected by many different sports injuries causing torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that impedes your arm from popping out of the shoulder socket while still allowing your shoulder to move in all directions. For the rotator cuff, the highest sports injury risks come from impingement and/or rotator cuff tear.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is a very strong and flexible tendon connecting 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 swollen, causing pain.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Wilbur Park, MO sports therapist will use their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recover from your sports injury and bring back your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while preventing future injury.

If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and restore you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Wilbur Park, MO physical therapist to recover from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anybody can experience a sports injury while participating in physical activities. That is why it is vital to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while playing sports or training. Warming up is always an important first step, and do not overexert yourself, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, contact the Wilbur Park, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and return you to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You have a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Participate after an extended period of inactivity or poor level of fitness
  • Do not stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with a predictably higher prospect 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 family members that are in increased danger of a 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, keep in mind the basic guidelines for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Wilbur Park, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the experienced Wilbur Park, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy now for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your entire routine and your daily life. Because physical activity is such a critical facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists promote the belief that we all are safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Wilbur Park, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles are at an increased chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb force more easily and be more resilient against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise cause injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently happen when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. It takes a large amount of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of proper movement technique before participating in a sport or activity. For example, understanding how 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 very important that you use the correct equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be right 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 goggles
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is right for the activity
  • Play in safe conditions

    In addition to having the correct equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the Wilbur Park, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen 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, unsafe conditions around you can cause a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking sufficient water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. If you are engaging in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the fluids that you 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 playing a sport or being active, occasionally 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’ Wilbur Park, MO sports therapists today. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a custom treatment plan to restore 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 the level of performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you suffer a sports injury, the qualified Wilbur Park, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to formulate an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Wilbur Park, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Wilbur Park, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is important 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 Wilbur Park, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back 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 Wilbur 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
MSPT, CMPT

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