Keeping You in the Game. How Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists Can Help.
As we close out National Athletic Training Month, we want to share with you some of the great things you can take advantage of that our Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists offer our local athletes. Not only can they help when injury does occur, but they play a key role in keeping you healthy to prevent sports injuries from happening whenever possible.
No one plans to get hurt in sports but unfortunately, statics reveal that 90% of student-athletes report some type of injury over their sports career, and over 50% report playing with an injury. These injuries range from sprains to concussions, and it’s not just student-athletes. We see sports injuries starting with Pre-K sports right up to the senior games.
At Mid America Rehab, our Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers focus on the health of athletes of all ages. They provide screenings to help identify injury or weakness, therapy to treat as needed, and training to help prevent future injury. They also provide emergency care during sporting and recreational events throughout our communities year-round.
Our goal is to keep you active in the sport that you love!!
What we offer our local athletes
We offer several programs and services for our local athletes:
If you or your child sustain an injury or feel pain resulting from participation in sports, Mid America Rehab offers FREE sports screenings to assess the condition and help provide recommendations on recovery or referral to a physician for further evaluation. If at any time you feel you or your child have a serious injury, we recommend consulting your physician immediately.
Mid America Rehab has Certified Athletic Trainers on staff. We work with and visit local schools and athletes to help educate, prevent and treat injuries sustained through sports participation. Our therapists treat athletes post-injury and pre and post-surgery to get them back in the game and help prevent future injury. With state-of-the-art therapies including blood flow restriction training and dry needling, our therapists work to lessen recovery time and increase strength and endurance for our athletes.
We offer programs to maximize your athletic performance by targeting your individual needs based on your goals and the skills required by your sport and your individual position or event. With the help of trained professionals, your performance will be enhanced through education, professional instruction, skill development, and hard work. Available in Perryville, Ste. Genevieve and Bloomsdale.
ImPACT is a free program for athletes of all ages, ImPACT can help determine the severity following a concussion. It identifies subtle changes in brain function, evaluates the post-injury condition, and tracks recovery. Baseline tests are performed for all student-athletes at the start of each season but are available upon request to non-student athletes. Available in our Perryville and Ste. Genevieve locations.
At Mid America Rehab, we care about our patients and our athletes’ specific needs and goals. If you or your child participate in athletics and want to learn more about our services, contact us and learn how we can help keep you safe, healthy, and in the game!