ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience the physical and mental barriers that affect sports performance.
Our bodies have an innate ability to self-heal, however thousands of athletes suffer from repetitive injuries and relentless negative beliefs that can be detrimental to their athletic performance. We often take for granted that our muscle mechanics for specific action are accurate and efficient as a result of training and practice. However, this is not the case when our bodies are under stress. With kinesiology, we help manage and resolve these stresses, enhance the body's ability to heal itself while helping you go beyond your physical and mental limits.
Kinesiology Asia is offering a personalised Athletic Performance Program, which over a series of kinesiology sessions, aims to support you in managing the stresses that are commonly experienced by recreational and competitive athletes in order for you to function at optimal physical and mental performance and play your best game yet.
Depending upon your athletic goals and current state of health, each program is tailored to support you as an individual. A treatment plan is based on, but not limited to, exploring the following topics:
Muscle reactivity: In addition to addressing both chronic and acute injuries, we will explore and explore the primary causes of musculoskeletal pain and imbalance. Muscles are constantly alternating between active and inactive states in order to execute fluid motion. When this intrinsic function becomes out of sync from repetitive use of a muscle or an unexpected movement such as a slip or missing a step, muscular reactivity can occur. This untimely reactivity is a primary cause of musculoskeletal pain and imbalance. You can imagine the detrimental effects to a runner’s health and performance when their leg muscles become either overly-reactive to or are inhibited by other muscles throughout a 42k race!
Nervous system: Sports require healthy communication between a functional the nervous system and compliant muscles. This interaction is what allows a soccer player to strike a moving ball. In less than a second, the player's intention and visual input are processed in the brain, the motor cortex then sends a movement command to the leg muscles via the spinal cord and nerves. When this communication circuit is out of balance due to internal or external stresses such as dehydration, self-doubt, or a screaming coach, the timing and accuracy of the strike can be affected.
Stress and emotions: Every sport is a mental sport. It is accepted that sport is as much mental as it is physical. Constant negative self-talk such as “I don’t have the time”, “I will never be good”, “I can’t”, not only hurts physical performance but the quintessential mentality of a sportsperson. With passion and competition also comes emotion, and in the field of sports, emotion can be beneficial as much as it can be harmful. So much so that the “Individual Zone of Optimum Functioning” model has been developed to predict athletic performance from emotion intensities and anxiety. Learning how to manage your thoughts and redirect your emotions can make a huge difference.
Diet and nutrition: During recovery time, your muscles get rid of lactic acid, repair muscle fibers, and rewire neuromuscular connections to allow for stronger and more efficient motor sequences. Having a balanced diet can replenish the nutrients used during exercise, such as magnesium, calcium, iron, and various vitamins. Through kinesiology, we can help identify dietary stresses that could be preventing your body from optimal performance. For example, heavy metals, food additives, pollutants and stress we’re exposed to on a daily basis can compromise the nutritional status of the body, therefore it’s important that we ensure the body is obtaining necessary nutrients in order for it to function effectively.
A minimum commitment of 5 pre-paid sessions ($5,500 HKD), this program includes a free 30-minute consultation included with your first session. For the very committed athletes we have a 10 session package ($11,000 HKD), which also includes 10% of any supplements purchased.
The following practitioner is available for the Athletic Performance Program: