Woodhine Heights, MO

Woodhine Heights, MO

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

Sports Injury Woodhine Heights, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other varieties of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In fact, most sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Woodhine Heights, MO sports therapists can help you recover. Axes Physical Therapy has has fourteen locally owned and operated facilities, each with its own group of physical and occupational therapists. If you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you enjoy. Discover the Woodhine Heights, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury care in the Woodhine Heights, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a professional physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries differ immensely in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and impact on the body and ability to remain active. Our Woodhine Heights, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all kinds 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 Woodhine Heights, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love quickly.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Woodhine Heights, MO, there are not many sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. The following 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 tendon or muscle is torn or overstretched, you experience a strain, which can often be mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can cause swelling and become painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common reaction to many sports injuries and can result in 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 a major but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience a variety of different sports injuries resulting in torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • 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. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is a tremendously strong and flexible tendon connecting your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are common Achilles tendon injuries in active individuals.
  • Shin splintsShin splints are a sports injury that typically affects runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become swollen, causing pain.

If you suffer a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Woodhine Heights, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will design a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and return your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while protecting against future injury.

If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to get you back to favorable physical health and get you back to to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Woodhine Heights, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. For that reason it is of utmost importance to protect 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 overexert yourself, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, get in touch with the Woodhine Heights, 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 physical activities you love as soon as possible.

You have 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 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 loved ones 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 instructions for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Woodhine Heights, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while playing a sport, trust in the skilled Woodhine Heights, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately for a complimentary injury screening or evaluation of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your whole schedule and your daily life. As physical activity is such a crucial aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists promote the belief that all of us are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Woodhine Heights, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles have a higher risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility allows them to absorb impacts more easily and defend themselves better against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise cause injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often take place when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. Any athlete requires 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 playing 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 vital that you use the appropriate equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be working properly 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 appropriate for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    In addition to using the correct equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Woodhine Heights, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen 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, hazardous conditions around you can lead to a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough 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 constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the water you have lost through perspiration.

    In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also lowers your risk of a sports injury.

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and monitoring your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or being active, every now and then an injury is impossible to avoid. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you have an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Woodhine Heights, MO sports therapists today. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a personalized 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 injury that prohibits you from physical activity is more than frustrating. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you are used to, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you experience a sports injury, the skilled Woodhine Heights, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to create an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Woodhine Heights, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Woodhine Heights, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is important to get proper treatment from a knowledgeable professional right away. After you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Woodhine Heights, 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 Woodhine Heights, 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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