THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETE CARE PROGRAM
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The High Performance Athlete Care Program:
High performance sports place a unique set of demands on an athlete’s body. A body must be able to adapt and to manage these demands in order for an athlete to achieve longevity in their sport.
The High Performance Athlete Care Program is designed to help keep an athlete performing in their sport and minimize time lost due to injury. This program aims to provide athletes with the tools necessary to create an environment in their body that makes it more adaptable and responsive to the demands of their sport.
Whether an athlete is dealing with a current injury, or looking to prevent injury, this program takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment. All parts of the athlete are considered in treatment planning, including but not limited to their: cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, metabolic, neurological and psychological systems. All of these systems contribute to an athlete’s overall health, and are essential for optimal sport performance.
Two-hour comprehensive assessment
Written plan designed and centered around the individual athlete’s needs and goals
Multidisciplinary team approach to the rehabilitation of injuries and management of sport related demands on the body
Timely access to care following the onset of an acute injury
The initial assessment will be two hours in length and will include a comprehensive neurofunctional and orthopedic assessment. Your practitioner will collaborate with you and based on your individual needs and goals, will create a comprehensive plan. Each athlete is unique and requires an individualized and personalized approach.
Individualized Comprehensive Treatment Plan:
Our team aims to work with the athlete, along with their coaches and trainers, to create an allied team of multidisciplinary professionals with common goals based on the athlete’s performance and care needs. Following the assessment, the therapist will use their findings to create an individualized treatment program. They will consult with other health care providers/trainers/coaches, etc., as required. This may involve a Registered Massage Therapist, Medical Doctor, Naturopathic Doctor, Nutritionist, Chiropractor, etc. Each athlete will then be provided with a written plan of action including recommendations to help them reach their performance goals.
Further treatment will depend on the results of the initial assessment. All recommendations will be described in the written treatment plan provided. Recommendations for treatment frequency will depend on the treatment goals and the athlete’s season. Often with high performing athletes, because of the demands of their sport, the plan may include weekly one hour treatments to aid in maintaining optimal neuromusculoskeletal and sports performance. Some common issues are: neuromotor inhibition, tissue tension/disruption, tissue overuse, tissue hypersensitivity, persistent pain from previous traumatic and/or overuse injuries, poor movement patterns and overuse/overtraining.
Treatment for the mentioned potential issues may include, but is not limited to: neurofunctional acupuncture, cupping, stretching, soft tissue release techniques, exercise, strengthening, movement correction, education, etc.
Timely Access to Care:
We strive for a preventative approach to help reduce incidence of injury and length of recovery. Unfortunately, not all injuries can be prevented such as hits, falls, and traumas. The High Performance Athlete Care Program provides individuals of this program with timely access to care. We will ensure that treatment is received within 72 hours following an acute injury.
Our mission is to help empower and arm athletes with the tools to move well and be well. Keeping you in the game is our passion because your sport is your passion!
How to Get Started:
To start, you will need to schedule your initial physiotherapy assessment. To book online select "book appointment" at the bottom right of this page. Select "physiotherapy", and then select "High Performance Athlete Care Program Assessment".
Call 519-840-0784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to enquire about booking an appointment.