Nutrition to Enhance Sleep Recovery
The Allsports Physiotherapy Group is one of the leading providers of allied healthcare in Australia.
We use a multidisciplinary approach to design individualised treatment and rehabilitation programs for a wide range of injuries for patients from all walks of life.
Our growing number of purpose-built physiotherapy and sports medicine clinics provide expert physiotherapy treatment and easy access to a comprehensive range of allied health services aimed at caring for the whole person.
By Steffani Ford - Eat Smart Nutrition Accredited Dietitian & Sports Dietitian
Why do we need sleep?
Sleep is a critical part of an athlete’s recovery because it has:
Physiological and psychological benefits, such as assisting with muscle growth and repair.Positive effects on the brain, such as consolidating memories like new skills learnt during training.
Scientists do not have a definitive answer as to why we need sleep, but we do know that sporting performance is negatively affected by a lack of it. From recent research, we also know that a lack of sleep may have negative effects on your immune and endocrine systems, which could lead to illness and therefore impede training and recovery and performance in competition.
Have you ever experienced pain from straining a muscle?
If the answer is yes, you’re not alone! Muscle injuries account for approximately 30% of injuries seen in sports medicine clinics. Typically, these injuries recover well particularly with a tailored rehabilitation program.
But the question remains: can you manage the muscle strain at home? If you have already consulted Dr Google, you probably found contradictory information and may not be sure what to do next. Let’s help by clarifying what a muscle injury is and then outline what can be done to treat the muscle injury properly.
What parents need to know about prepping for the next season of sport
Kids’ sports season is upon us and for many parents, this starts with ensuring that their sports gear fits! However, underneath that sport’s jersey is a body of bones and tendons and muscles that is constantly growing and evolving. This means that kids can be more prone to certain injuries during these active growth phases of their lives.
At Allsports Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinics we see a range of sport-related injuries and the effects these injuries can have on a child’s growing body.