St Louis Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy can help with many of the common injuries that result from a car accident, work injury, sports injury, or other activities.
Physiotherapy, or sometimes just PT, is a big part of Esquire Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation. PT helps those who have been injured in a car accident, have a workers’ compensation injury, or have been hurt playing sports.
Physiotherapy is successful because our staff takes the whole body approach very seriously. With compassionate and personal care, we take the time to get to know you as well as your pain. From there we can help you construct a wellness plan to improve on your health and manage the pain.
Car Accident Injuries and Physiotherapy
The pain and suffering felt after a car accident can be overwhelming. Physiotherapy can help with many of the common injuries that occur in a car crash. One of our many specialties includes the treatment of disc prolapse after a car accident. Sometimes known as a herniated disc, this is a painful condition that can have you on your back for months if left untreated.
Disc herniation can result from the sudden jolt to the back that happens when your car collides with another. Physiotherapy can help this overwhelmingly painful condition with pain relieving procedures such as heat therapy and ultrasound. This is followed by an exercise to help you restore your movements without pain. Even after you are feeling better, our physiotherapist will work with you on posture techniques and exercises that will help keep that area pain free in the future.
Work-Related Injury and Physiotherapy
Repetitive injuries that occur from your job are particularly troubling as they can interfere with your ability to earn a viable income. Our team can help to restore function to your body part and get you back to work again.
One commonly seen work-related injury that we treat is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is where repetitive use of the hands causes painful damage to the nerves which control them. Exercise and pain management is the general course of treatment, but in severe cases, surgery may be needed. Physiotherapy after the surgery can improve range of motion restore strength. Education will be given on how to prevent this painful condition from returning.
Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries
We have a stellar reputation for treating sports injuries. These include injury from running, baseball, football, hockey and any other sport that you are interested in. Athletes are often vulnerable to a condition called plantar fascists, which affects the ball of the foot and makes it painful to even walk.
Painful plantar fascists are typically treated with soft tissue mobilization, ice, and corrective orthotics. Even after treatment is complete, you will be educated on the right type of shoe to wear for your sport and training exercises to help keep the pain from coming back.