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athletic development

High Performance athletic development programs are customised to assist athletes in taking their performance to the next level. Younger athletes still ‘learning their craft’ benefit the most with correct programming and coaching in their formative training years. Too often these younger athletes graduate from junior to professional sporting teams without the basic foundations necessary to allow them to thrive when they get their ‘big break’. Unfortunately, this is the time when they are most vulnerable to injury.

Our ESSA and ASCA-accredited Exercise Physiologist’s have extensive strength and conditioning experience working with both local amateur and national professional athletes and teams to achieve both their team and individual goals. We are pleased to be able to exclusively offer PITCH READYTM‘, which is an internationally professional athletes and teams to achieve both their team and individual goals. We are pleased to be able to exclusively offer PITCH READYTM‘, which is an internationally-available

We at Elite have a range of experience with teams and individuals including Rowing, Netball, Long-distance running, Basketball, Netball, Snow Sports, Touch Football and Oz-Tag, Athletics, Rugby Union, Rugby League, AFL, Soccer, Cricket, Swimming and Combat Sports

research-based testing process to best improve performance whilst reducing injury risk

High Performance’s athletic development programs are customized to assist athletes in taking their performance to the next level. Younger athletes still ‘learning their craft’ benefit the most with correct programming and coaching in their formative training years. Too often these younger athletes graduate from junior to professional sporting teams without the basic foundations necessary to allow them to thrive when they get their ‘big break’. Unfortunately, this is the time when they are most vulnerable to injury

REHAB RUNNING

Our ESSA and ASCA-accredited Exercise Physiologists, in coordination with our Sports Physiotherapists are able to prescribe programs that allow a seamless transition from land and gym-based activity into actual running again. Traditional rehab models particularly in community-level models often don’t give this crucial stage of the rehab process adequate attention, where the reality is that this phase is often the difference between a successful return to sport, or the return of symptoms with activity or even re-injury.

Whether your goal is to just be recreationally active, return to competitive sport, or even prepare for a marathon, this phase is a crucial time in the rehab process and has always been a strong technical offering at Elite. For this reason we strongly advocate supervised running sessions in the early (and most vulnerable phase) of running, with a graduated transition towards self-management as technique and ability allows. With continuous workload monitoring, and using methods that have been developed preparing athletes at recreational, state, national and international levels, we can take you from the early running process all the way through to a successful return to performance as you need. We specialise in Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer, AFL, Cricket, Touch Football, Oz Tag, Netball and Athletics, but are able to assist with most sports.

TECHNICAL SPEED AND RUNNING PERFORMANCE

The staff at Elite combine experience with technology to assess both the physical ability and technique that generate speed and power. Utilising a 25m indoor running track and larger outdoor facilities, speed gates, jump mat and force platforms, strength dynamometry and a cutting-edge 3D motion analysis system (with high speed video).

We seek to analyse and improve biomechanical inefficiencies to improve these aspects of performance. Sessions are conducted as 1-on-1 or in a group/team setting

THE ATHLETE RESEARCH LAB

Athlete Research Lab hosted at Elite Rehab

Not content with the ‘status quo’, the staff at Elite Rehab have developed a first-class athlete and injury research testing lab, known as the Athlete Research Lab.

Located in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, this state-of-the-art facility is the vision of passionate post-doctoral sports physiotherapist, Tim McGrath. Alongside fellow clinical director and sports physiotherapist Hamish Macauley who has a clinical interest in shoulder injuries, the state-of-the-art facility is the culmination of over 20 years experience in high-performance team environments, uncompromising dedication to research and a desire to provide athletes with the opportunity to always be their best, no matter the circumstances.

The Fundamentals

The Athlete Research Lab is a cutting edge clinical and research-based facility housed within Elite Rehab.

Driven by the research and development of Tim McGrath (PhD) and aligned with his clinical expertise, the lab has a focus on improving human performance and injury prevention, with a particular emphasis on lower limb injury and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee specifically. Hamish Macauley is currently in process of validating return to play (RTP) protocols following injuries of the shoulder complex.

The objective of the lab is to drive innovation and generation of peer-review research publication to ultimately benefit the long-term results of competitive and recreational athletes from a range of backgrounds visiting the facility. The information derived from this project is currently used for a standalone professional development course for physiotherapists through the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Internationally with venues including the UK, Hong Kong, and the UAE.

The Athlete Research Lab houses world-class equipment and facilities for capture and training of human performance, including (but not limited to):

  • Pitch Ready Analysis Software

  • Vicon 3D Motion Analysis System – capable of both indoor and outdoor capture

  • Jump Mat and Dual Force Platforms

  • Speed Gates

  • GPS Load Monitoring

  • Strength Based Dynamometry

  • 25m Indoor running track

  • 25m indoor pool

  • Gymnastics Sprung Floor

  • UESAKA and Eleiko Lifting Equipment

  • Outdoor training facilities

  • KT1000 Dynamometer

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VARIOUS AREAS OF SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY INCLUDE

> Evaluation

Sports physiotherapy involves highly skilled methods to evaluate the level of injury & uses various assessment scales to diagnose neuromuscular injuries as well as functional assessment methods to evaluate the cardiovascular capability & post- injury improvement.

> Treatment and Rehabilitation

Neuromuscular injuries are a chief concern for sports physiotherapy. The treatment and rehabilitation process includes a well-programmed therapeutic procedure to treat and completely rehabilitate the patient. The program is quite often coordinated by our physiotherapists in conjunction with sports doctors, coaches, strength and conditioning performance managers and may also include dietitian's and psychologists. The complete program aims to help treat the injury, restore optimal function and contribute to the enhancement of sports performance.

> Prevention

Sports physiotherapy involves specially designed therapeutic measures to help active individuals to prevent injuries or continue their activity with minimal disruption with an existing injury. This area of treatment includes pre-participation training, screening, equipment recommendations or cardiovascular fitness programs to prevent associated injuries and improve the client’s physical endurance.

> Performance Enhancement

The special training for performance based rehabilitation helps active individuals to improve their quality of performance in a variety of ways. The basic foundation of performance enhancement is evaluation of neuromuscular and cardiovascular-pulmonary systems. The evaluation procedure includes assessing strengths and weaknesses of an individual’s physical profile and assessment of deficiency in flexibility and muscular strength or endurance. A follow-up program may also be included to monitor the need for changes in the training program.

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