Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy services help bridge the gap between traditional rehabilitation and performance training or return to activity. Using our holistic approach to each injury, we offer a complete evaluation of the injury and surrounding areas, looking for deficiencies and weaknesses that could have factored into the cause of the injury.

Do I need it?
Each therapist also works with a broader performance team, including physicians, if necessary, to make sure that plans are fully integrated. This is especially important for athletes working to move from injury to rehabilitation back onto the playing field. By understanding both worlds, physical therapists can provide a more efficient plan.
How we understand you / how the assessment works?
After an extensive evaluation, a board-certified physical therapist will provide one-on-one care designed to treat not just the injury but also the overall person. By working with a physical therapist who understands each person’s unique physical challenges, better, quicker results are possible, as well as a reduced risk of future injury. The assessments are done based on a joint by joint approach and overall movement mechanics.
What are the treatments?
We use a combination of modalities that primarily revolve around enabling movement and movement education.

Performance Training

Our physical therapy services help bridge the gap between traditional rehabilitation and performance training or return to activity. Using our holistic approach to each injury, we offer a complete evaluation of the injury and surrounding areas, looking for deficiencies and weaknesses that could have factored into the cause of the injury.

Do I need it?
Every athlete needs an ecosystem of multidisciplinary professionals that vary from strength and conditioning coach, physiotherapists, sports scientists, nutritionists, physiologists, biomechanist and sports psychologists. Here you get a fully integrated program that looks at delivering high performance while keeping your injuries in-check. We work along with the skills coach to build a program that looks at enhancing your strengths and minimizing your weaknesses.
How we understand you / how the assessment works?
Every individual begins by going through a comprehensive screening process that evaluates your movement dysfunctions, physical attributes, blood biomarkers, sport-specific cognitive screening as well as injury and training history. Each of the results are matched with baselines of performance that are age, gender and sport-specific. The results are ranked based on priority and it becomes the benchmark for the subsequent program design.

Assessments Used:

  • Yo-Yo
  • Maximal Aerobic Speed
  • Game Specific Agility Testing
  • Strength Testing
  • Power Tests
  • Gait Assessments
  • Reaction Assessments

What are the programs?
The programs offered will be in 3 primary formats - One-on-one, Semi-Personal and Group/Team training each varying in the amount of customization offered. The path to your goals will be determined post the assessment results. Each program design aims at building injury resilience, enhancing physical attributes that contribute to performance and finally bringing it all together for sports-specific movements. The programs include

  • Annual Programs
  • Long-Term Athlete Development
  • Pre-season
  • Competition
  • Post-season
Sports Science

Sports Science’ covers a broad range of fields including human physiology, psychology and biomechanics, and their relationship to sports performance, health and well-being. This helps to give an overall picture of factors that may improve, and ultimately limit, human sporting performance at the highest level.

Sports Science is a combination of different disciples such as:

  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychophysiology
  • Anatomy
  • Bio kinetics
  • Muscle mechanics
  • Immunology

How we understand you / how the assessment works?
We have a battery of tests to choose from that address various aspects of health and performance. Each assessment gives us an insight into acute and chronic effects of the training and other external factors thus facilitating a high degree of customization and adaptability to you and your team.

What are the services?

  • Physiology Assessments
  • Metabolic Profiling
  • Genetic Testing
  • Velocity Profile
  • Speed Profile
  • Load-Management - Acute and Chronic
  • Reactive Strength Index
  • Gait Assessment
  • Recovery Management
Performance Nutrition

Our physical therapy services help bridge the gap between traditional rehabilitation and performance training or return to activity. Using our holistic approach to each injury, we offer a complete evaluation of the injury and surrounding areas, looking for deficiencies and weaknesses that could have factored into the cause of the injury.

Do I need it?
Performance nutrition is the use of dietary interventions to impact and improve athletic performance and training ability. The strategies used are different for each athlete and are developed using a detailed knowledge of:

  • The athlete including lifestyle, learning style and willingness to change
  • The sport and event
  • The athlete’s current intake, nutrition awareness and practical skills (cooking, shopping, etc.)
  • Nutrition and performance (including biochemistry and physiology)

A large part of the nutritionist’s role is to translate evidence based scientific guidelines relating to nutrition and sports performance into practical everyday advice on eating that is specifically tailored to the individual athlete. The performance nutritionists also work closely with performance science, performance medicine, strength and conditioning, psychology and physiotherapy to ensure interventions impact to athletes’ strengths and weaknesses.

The Sports Institute provides a range of nutrition services to enhance performance during both training and competition phases. Common interventions include:

  • Dietary assessment: Assessing the athlete’s nutritional intake against their training and competition requirements and modifies their diet to meet these demands.
  • Assessment and monitoring: On-going assessment of body composition, blood biochemistry and overall health to identify areas needing improvement and assessment of impact.
  • Travel advice: For the vast majority of athletes in the Sports Institute, foreign travel is common. The nutritionists provide valuable advice for preparing for travel as well as coping when abroad e.g. food hygiene, food choices and food safety.
  • Practical skills education: Practical skills workshops are an important component of performance nutrition and these are used to improve the athlete’s knowledge of specific nutrition areas e.g. hydration, recovery, supplements and develops their skills in cooking and shopping.
Mental Conditioning

Sports Science’ covers a broad range of fields including human physiology, psychology and biomechanics, and their relationship to sports performance, health and well-being. This helps to give an overall picture of factors that may improve, and ultimately limit, human sporting performance at the highest level.

Do I need it?
Our Sports psychologists can teach skills to help you enhance your learning process and motor skills, cope with competitive pressures, fine-tune the level of awareness needed for optimal performance, and stay focused amid the many distractions of team travel and in the competitive environment. Psychological training should be an integral part of an athlete’s holistic training process, carried out in conjunction with other training elements. This is best accomplished by a collaborative effort among the coaches, the sport psychologist, and the athlete