SPORTS PERFORMANCE

SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Sports nutrition is a pillar of an athletes success, unique to every athlete. Whether you are a recreational or a professional athlete, it can result in improvements in performance, injury prevention, and faster recovery, optimizing the effects of training in the shortest possible time. Consuming the right type/amount of food and fluids at the right time is important for those who are actively participating in sports. Athletes who train multiple times a day need to ensure that they recover well between sessions. Young athletes may have higher requirements to support growth and demands of sport. Supplementation (including vitamins and minerals) is crucial for enhancing performance.

Types of supplements:

  • Ergogenic aids
  • Thermogenic aids
  • Nootropics
  • Energy production
  • Buffers
  • Recovery agents
  • Joint health
  • Anti –oxidants

Professional athletes need to ensure that they do not take banned substances. The pre-competition phase is the perfect time to aim for body composition goals like cutting body fat, gaining muscle or developing new skills.

Nutrition

Our sports nutritionists will develop a sustainable plan, assess how an athlete responds to it and refine it. They guide with the supplement stack and provide more economical options for those on a budget. The diet can also help athletes recover faster from an injury and maintain their muscle mass through the phase of inactivity.

The pre, intra and post training nutrition/hydration guidelines are based on:

  • Intensity and frequency of training.
  • Training structure (annual sport calendar).
  • Body composition.
  • Medical/injury history.
  • Digestive issues.

Specific plans will cater to:

  • Race day schedule
  • Travel: The diet must be planned in advance depending upon the availability of food items at the event venue.
Training

Exercise

Sport specific exercise programs are developed by our training team

A detailed biomechanical evaluation is performed before designing the plan. The plan will take into account existing training schedules. Suggestions are made where modifications are needed. Activities are scheduled based on intensity and recovery to avoid overlap and overtraining. Athletes with Covid might need additional screening/risk assessments before resuming activity.

Rehab/Return to play: The goals of rehab are to progressively move an athlete from passive to active protocols and finally resuming pre injury activity levels.

 Prehab: Sports Prehab assesses and addresses any potential limitations athletes might have before embarking on a programme of training or exercise. While it is impossible to make yourself 100 percent resistant to injury, you can minimise your risk by understanding your current musculoskeletal health and working to improve functional movement related to your sport. The training team can conduct specific screening and recommend accessory drills and exercises that complement your main workouts.

Podiatry: Podiatry is the science of the foot and a physiotherapist trained in podiatry can diagnose lower limb problems like:

  • Gait analysis and footwear evaluation.
  • Ankle pain or heel pain.
  • Ankle injuries: ligament injuries or foot sprains.
  • Flat feet problem.
  • Limb length discrepancy.
  • Corns or callouses in the feet.
  • Plantar fasciitis pain of feet.
  • Knee pain due to flat feet.
  • Bunions, hammer toes or stress fracture to the foot bone.
  • Sports injuries of the foot, ankle, leg and knee.

Podiatrists will conduct the following:

  • Detailed lower limb assessment to rule out the causative factor of pain.
  • Biomechanical analysis of the foot posture and examination of the foot.
  • Foot and ankle physical tests.
  • Manual muscle testing of the lower limb muscles.
  • Foot posture index measurements.
  • Physical assessment of any presence of limb length discrepancy.
  • Based on diagnosis, provision of customised foot insoles and shoe recommendation.
  • Short term and long term goals for foot and ankle rehab.
  • Periodic checking of insoles.
Psychology

Sport can have an impact on the psyche and affect an athlete’s performance. Athletes might become anxious, lose focus during competition, have trouble communicating with teammates/controlling their temper, choke at key moments during a game or lost motivation to exercise on some days. Athletes don’t have to consult sports psychologists only when they’re having difficulties.

Sport psychologists can also help:

  • Enhance performance: Various mental strategies, such as visualization, self talk and relaxation techniques, can help athletes overcome obstacles.
  • Cope with the pressures of competition: Sport psychologists can help athletes at all levels deal with pressure from parents, coaches, or even their own expectations.
  • Recover from injuries: After an injury, athletes may need help tolerating pain, adhering to their physical therapy regimens, or adjusting to being sidelined. 

 Our sport psychologists help professional and amateur athletes overcome their weaknesses and realise their full potential.

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