With the Olympics on last year and many national and international events on this year in Melbourne, talented athletes are going to be on potentially the biggest stage of their lives, where years and years of preparation will bring them to peak condition for a chance to change their lives forever.
Behind all this incredible peak performance is hard work, natural talent and genetics obviously, but what is less mentioned is the comprehensive sports medicine support behind them. Their Physiotherapist, Coach, Sport Scientist, Doctor, Nutritionist, Massage Therapist all in constant communication, working hand in hand to help them recover from injury, perform at their best, make the most of their training time and maximise potential. Now why do they have a team like this behind them? Because it works!
Most of us at Absolute have worked in elite sport, we know this approach is must for the greatest benefits, the quickest recovery, the most effective way to reach goals, yet for most this set up is unavailable. Their Physio or Osteo is out in the suburbs, their Trainer is at a studio somewhere else, their massage therapist has no idea what they are doing with their Physio or Osteo, and so much is lost in translation and communication between the disciplines’, and most of the time there is no communication at all. All of this means that for the individual client/patient that they receive sub optimal service.
Performance is relative, to some like our Olympic athletes above it means breaking a world record, for some performance is beating their mates on the weekend ride or the golf course. For many performance is to be able to walk pain free, be productive all day at work without back ache, to be healthy long term and continue to chase their kids around as they get older. So why on earth would the same scientific team approach not be applied to all of the above performance scales? Why is this only reserved for the elite when we know it is the only way for anyone to truly achieve effective, efficient and maximised injury recovery, health and performance?
What ever your training, health, or injury recovery goals and needs, you too should have access to the combined discipline approach, where all the clinicians work together with your best interests in mind. This environment leads to better skilled clinicians who continue to learn from each other to remain industry leaders, and for all of that knowledge and service to be delivered to you in the way it was meant to be. Nothing your body does is in isolation, so your treatment and training should not be in isolation either.
Come in and see the Team at Absolute, 199 William St, to make the most of your valuable time, recover from that injury, reach that goal, and truly see your potential.
Written by Absolute’s Performance Coach David Smith