Athletes may succumb to exertional heat stroke for a variety of reasons, including; inadequate preparation; illness; certain medications; and amongst other things, pacing strategies that exceed biological capacity for the weather conditions. Once recovered and medically cleared, the question is, when can athletes resume competitive sport? A series of heat tolerance tests with an exercise physiologist provides valuable insight into the extent of physiological changes, and readiness to return to training and competitive sport.
Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic integrates high precision science with expert interpretation and guidance, to ensure the most effective health and fitness outcomes are achieved. From the 1st of March (2018), we are offering an exclusive 12-week "Revitalise Challenge". Beneficiaries include those who wish to: lose weight; gain cardiorespiratory fitness and strength; reduce pain and fatigue; reverse the effects of chronic ailments; reduce stress and anxiety; increase energy, vitality, confidence and resilience.
There is one thing that runners of all abilities have in common - they hate getting injured! The traditional route runners follow with a newly acquired injury is to treat the symptoms. However, more often than not, most runners will not know the mechanisms that cause the injury. For example, is a calf strain caused by a load on the muscle that has simply exceeded the runners musculo-skeletal capacity at that point in time? Or is the strain linked to an aggressive forefoot ground strike, or perhaps pelvic instability? 3D motion analysis provides a high precision method of identifying running gait dysfunction, and associated links with joints and muscles surrounding the hip, pelvis, knee, ankle and foot.
Many junior athletes participate in year-round competitive sport - often for multiple teams or squads, including school, club, and representative levels. Overuse injuries and illnesses are relatively common amongst young athletes whose physical and psychological loading exceeds their biological capacity. Engaging with effective load monitoring strategies, and understanding the risks, are a necessity for junior athletes to thrive.
Dr Simon Sostaric discusses the intriguing relationship between the gut microbiome, health, and athlete performance. Microbiome analysis is now available at Melbourne Sports & Allied Clinic.
Metagenomic analysis provides a sophisticated and comprehensive picture of how bacteria in our gut affects health, fitness and wellbeing. Diet, exercise and lifestyle changes have a remarkable impact of gut bacteria, and subsequent improvement on your health. Microbiome analysis is now available at Melbourne Sports & Allied Clinic.
Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic founder and director, Dr Simon Sostaric, one of Australia's leading exercise physiologists and sports scientists, writes exclusively in 2017 for Australian Triathlete Magazine on all things "triathlon science and performance". This first editorial encompasses the training and recovery perspective paradigm.
Beneficiaries: Triathletes; runners; cyclists; adventure racers; coaches; teachers; parents; and anyone with an interest in endurance performance. This relaxed and informative seminar will focus on the latest evidence based knowledge on how to apply effective training, recovery & accessible scientific methods to improve performance & health.
Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic founder and director, Dr Simon Sostaric, one of Australia's leading exercise physiologists and sports scientists, writes an exclusive "running science and performance" series for the 2016 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.