Personalised training programs are available for joggers, runners, triathletes and footballers looking to take their running performance to the next level. Our exercise physiologists are not just experienced practitioners, but also highly experienced runners and running coaches. We are also qualified and experienced to work with all ages and abilities/disabilities, and those with chronic health conditions.
Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic integrates high precision science with expert interpretation and guidance, to ensure the most effective fitness, health and performance outcomes are achieved. Beneficiaries include athletes of all ages and abilities, who are interested in maximising their training and competition outputs, via improvements in body composition; cardiorespiratory fitness; strength; metabolic economy; resilience and vitality.
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.
During this challenging time, we are remaining open to continue supporting the physical literacy needs of children and parents. Physical literacy provides children with knowledge, behaviours and skills to lead active lifestyles, for life long physical, psychological and learning benefits.
Just because you are in lock-down or self-isolation, doesn't mean you cannot maintain or improve your fitness and performance readiness. Indeed, it's a rare opportunity to hit the reset button and dedicate to a highly personalised, sustainable and innovative approach to sport and athlete performance.
Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic provides pivotal capacity building solutions, care and resources for children and adults living with disabilities in the Western Melbourne/ Moonee Valley region. Our highly experienced and innovative team brings together a range of specialised improved daily living and wellness services designed to empower NDIS participants with substantially improved healthcare, independence, and quality of life.
In the July 2018 edition of the Australian Triathlete Magazine, Dr Simon Sostaric discusses performance enhancing perspectives of caffeine and nitrate supplementation.
Maintaining your physical activity and clean eating during the cold winter is extremely challenging for most of us. Days turn into weeks. Weeks turn into months. Before you know it, your jeans don't fit, and you're lumbering around more excess baggage than you can poke a stick at - A.K.A, muffin top. Sure, there is a time and a place to have your cake and eat it too. However................
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.
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.
Many athletes and patients who are regularly affected by cramping, have been asking my opinion on the new product currently code named “itsthenerve” (www.itsthenerve.com). I have looked closely at the scientific work completed to date, regarding efficacy and safety.
Learn what’s new at Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic in 2016. For first time visitors, we welcome you to take a tour of the Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic’s website to appreciate our end-to-end approach to facilitating the best outcomes for our patients and clients.
We are now integrating STRYD power output metrics with our running clientele. We are finding that training prescription, and monitoring subsequent physiological responses and adaptations, is more precise with integration of power output.
21st April, 2015 - Nutrition, training, and recovery action plans for Ironman Triathlon performance: applying science to practice.
12th Dec, 2014 - We are delighted to welcome Margaret Mielczarek (accredited practicing & sports dietitian) to our team!