Developing Healthy Athletes and their Families
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PERFORM UNBOUND?
I know it's common to have some worries and doubts when it comes to competing at a high level, whether you are a parent, coach or an athlete yourself. Some common one's I've heard? Doubt when first doing a new, risky move, lots of travel interfering with sleep or work, not eating the right foods, and most importantly, your injury that just keeps flaring up, even at a young age; and everyone is just hoping that it doesn't become chronic...
Being an athlete or performer involves so much more than training the physical body and technique. You also need someone who teaches you what you can be eating to stay healthy and ways to manage your chronic injuries that might take away from your stage time. Someone who can talk you through the doubts you might feel when first getting back onto the floor. As in-love with your passion as you are, it's important to think of the whole person and make sure you're as healthy as possible - mind, body and spirit. A big part of that is managing and preventing those pesky injuries! I know, pain has become such a normal part of sports and performance culture... but it doesn't have to be!
WHAT THE HECK IS NATUROPATHIC SPORTS MEDICINE?
Together, we will...
1. Learn how to prepare your body and manage the risk of chronic injuries.
2. Develop your self-esteem, so your doubts and fears don't get the best of you.
3. Understand the necessary steps to stay healthy while working on your goals – whether that’s the stage or the studio.
4. Offer you that sense of community and person on your health team that supports you as you reach new heights.
What do you want to achieve?
Improve skill and understand the extra benefits that will help you avoid the plateau and put you over the top
Get on top of the eating habits and your digestion that leaves you feeling sluggish, low mood and with no energy
Support your healing from the inside-out and learn techniques and nutrients needed to decrease risk of re-injury
Get rid of the brain fog and gain back your focus. Whether it's post-concussive or chronic, mental clarity is always clutch!
Overcome self-doubt and anxious thoughts while learning how to cope with good and bad stressors
Make sure your hormones support your health in the right ways and help you grow towards your goals
I've Been There...
I've been involved in sports and performing arts since I was 4 years old. I know what it's like to love the rush of the stage more than anything else and how devastating it is to have to miss practice because your body is just not co-operating with you! With my education, I now know how important it is to listen when your body is telling you about pain, and how taking care of yourself will keep you performing that much longer!