St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

Sports therapy for your unique needs as an athlete

St. Louis, MO Sports Therapy

Physical activity is an essential part of your life. Whether it’s through playing ball with friends from work, practicing catch with your youngest child, going for a morning jog, competing for scholarships and recruitment, or are a professional athlete by trade, you love to move. When your body sustains an injury of any kind, it can be devastating as an athlete. It’s important for any kind of injury or surgery to seek a safe, complete recovery that prepares you to get back to the physical activities you love. Thus, you need the professional treatment and guidance of a sports therapist.

Axes Physical Therapy is here for all of your sports therapy needs in St. Louis, MO. The team at Axes Physical Therapy comprises the area’s leading group of St. Louis, MO sports therapy professionals, from certified therapists to support staff. Our St. Louis area local physical therapy and athletic training team is ready to get you back in the game. As our patient, we will work closely with you to build a treatment plan that helps you acheive your primary objective of getting back to an physical lifestyle. Combined with your active participation in your treatment plan, your sports therapist will guide, educate, and develop a treatment plan that can once again make you the active athlete you turly are. To begin your recovery and to journey towards your highest level of fitness and strength, schedule your first St. Louis, MO sports therapy appointment today or get more information about what we do by sending us a message or requesting an appointment now.

What is Sports Therapy?

Sports therapy is a specialized field within phsycial therapy built around the objective of preventing injuries, maximizing fitness and performance, and rehabilitation athletes following an acute or chronic injury. A sports therapist helps athletes work back up to their peak performance level to return safely to their sport. Patients participating in St. Louis, MO a sports therapy program typically begin after experiencing an acute injury, after receiving surgery, or when suffering from overuse injuries that make it difficult or painful to participate in their usual activities.

Sports therapy aims to optimize movement, improve athletic performance, and recover from injury, and does so by applying the studies of sport and exercise science. It is practiced and administered by sports therapists who apply evidence-based therapeutic practices to help athletes of all levels. These professionals have trained and worked extensively in treating athletes, both amateur and professional, and are authorities in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Sports therapy places a focus on rehabilitation, treatment, prevention, and education.

Receiving St. Louis, MO Sports Therapy

When you enter a St. Louis, MO sports therapy program, your certified sports therapist will:

  • Review, in depth, your medical history and understand your goals for recovery
  • Assess and diagnose any injuries
  • Build a personalized treatment plan by consulting and discussing with you, your medical team, and sports experts
  • Prescribe and implement an effective rehabilitation program
  • Provide the necessary education in on-going strategies for pain reduction, injury prevention, chronic injury management, and performace optimization
  • Administer hands-on mobilization therapies specific to your condition
  • Advise you on the best ways to maintain your ideal fitness level
  • Refer you to additional medical specialists, when appropriate

Your sports therapy program will be personalized – singular to your own unique personal needs and goals as an athlete. You will work very closely with one of our highly-regarded sports therapists, who will play the roles of physical therapist, performance coach, advisor, and occasional drill sergeant. Together, you and your sports therapist will colaboratively design your sports therapy program using a combination of specialized treatments, exercises, and movements to help you properly heal after an injury, quickly return you to your preferred performance level, and fully prepare you for the mental challenge of returning to the competitive air of sports.

Patients receive a number of different treatment techniques in St. Louis, MO sports therapy, some of which include:

Our seasoned top-level sports therapists and support team are familiar with the unique needs you have as an athlete in recovery. Regardless of whether you are a professional athlete, a student member of an elite sports team, a recreational athlete, or someone who enjoys a daily morning jog or other physical activity, we are familiar with the impact an injury can have on your life. The struggle of physical pain, discomfort, and restricted mobility is also incredibly psychologically painful, and is compounded by the mental and emotional turmoil that a naturally active, driven individual grapples with when suffering an injury. It is natural to experience such feelings as frustration with the limiting nature of your injury and fear, doubt, or anxiety about returning to your previous ability level. With the support of a good sports therapist a positive, fun, supportive healing environment, you can work through any challenges you face in your recovery, both physical and mental.

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Who Should Receive Sports Therapy?

While sports therapy is often administered in a competitive sports setting, but that is not always the case. Sports therapy is for anybody who wants to remain physically active and injury-free. If you would like to improve your physical performance or properly recover from an injury or surgery, you can and should receive sports therapy in St. Louis, MO. It will allow you to return to sports and physical activity, in whatever form you prefer, as quickly and as safely as possible.

We treat St. Louis, MO sports therapy patients for many different reasons. The most common sports-related injuries, according to the National Institute of Health are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Sort tissue injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Shin splints and shin pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Broken bones (simple and compound fractures)
  • Joint dislocations

There is always a possibility of getting hurt when one engages in physical activity. However, the risk increases for those who are not in good physical shape or anyone who participates in physical activity without simple precautions. You can reduce the risk of injury by adequately preparing before playing. Adequate preparation includes a proper active warm-up and ongoing and regular strength and flexibility training. Additionally, using the proper technique and appropriate safety equipment for any sport reduces the chances of serious injury. Even the world’s top athletes are prone to injury when they don’t prepare their bodies for competition, push themselves too far, and don’t allow for proper recovery time.

Despite all precautions, injuries happen even in the most careful situations. When this happens, you can mitigate the impact and severity of any injuries you suffer by responding appropriately. It’s important to know what to do immediately after an acute injury. Usually, the best thing to do is to stop playing. Do not try to play through it, no matter how minor you think it might be. For many kinds of injuries, the first step in treatment is the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. It will alleviate pain, minimize swelling, and speed up the healing process. Most importantly, make sure you consider the most appropriate medical treatment to help you manage your condition. After you become injured, receive medical care right away and contact Axes Physical Therapy to begin sports therapy.

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We know that you value your active lifestyle, and returning to the sports you love is one of your top concerns after suffering an unexpected injury or having to receive surgery. Sports therapy is the solution for complete rehabilitation and a successful and effective recovery. When you work with Axes for your St. Louis, MO sports therapy needs, we will ensure that you heal according to research-based timelines specific to your injury and that you receive the proven interventions, and we are committed to working with you to prevent further injury. Let us share our extensive knowledge and years of experience with you to help you get back to the physical activity you love. As a locally owned and operated physical therapy practice, we center our practice on the needs of our patients and clients. You will receive individualized care from sports therapists who know what it means to be an athlete. Don’t believe us? Check out our five-star Google reviews from previous patients.

When you are an athlete who needs to recover from an injury or surgery, time is of the essence. A good St. Louis, MO sports therapy practice will guide you in the timely and complete recovery you seek. For more information on our sports therapy program and other services, contact us online, visit our locations page for the office nearest you, or select your area from the list below.

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

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT

Locations

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