Athletes, whether amateur or elite, are constantly aiming to perform at 100% within their personal sport domain. Occasionally, stiffness, low energy, loss of power or chronic injury prevents the athlete from performing at optimal levels. In these circumstances, sport performance care is the treatment of choice.
Sport performance care emphasizes sport specific protocols for treatment of both competitive and recreational athletes. Personalized treatment plans help speed recovery and enhance performance.
Throughout sport or vigorous activity your body tends to continuously break down and repair itself. The stress of training and high level performance causes your body to break down at a much faster rate than it can repair itself leading to “microtrauma.” Your body attempts unsuccessfully to heal itself by laying down scar tissue. Scar tissue forms adhesions and limits range of motion, ultimately affecting performance. Your nervous system that supplies your muscles and soft tissue adapts to this malfunction and thus begins to perform at sub-optimal levels.
Sport performance care treatments utilize musculo-neuological and soft tissue techniques in order to assess function, diagnose and treat the barriers that your body creates. By breaking down scar tissue and facilitating proper nerve pathways to the injured tissues, sport specific therapy techniques increase oxygen and nutrients, and increase performance.
Sport Performance Care helps each athlete maintain optimal muscle and nerve function in order to train harder, faster and more efficiently. Performance Care allows athletes to avoid injury during regular season and off-season training, enhancing form and function.
Benefits of Sport Performance Care:
- Offering relief from muscle aches and fatigue
- Preventing and treating delayed onset muscle soreness
- Enhancing recovery from exercise
- Relieving myofascial pain
- Relieving spasm and cramps
- Preparing for competition
- Increasing circulation
- Aiding recovery and rehabilitation following muscle injury
- Managing/controlling of aches and tension caused by repetitive activity
- Helping to restore and maintain flexibility