Injury and Supplementation
Athletes endure many types of injuries, such as sprains and torn ligaments, broken bones, and head trauma and are prescribed pain medications that alter their nutritional status, without modifying their eating habits. Not only do injuries require greater nutritional support, medications may also contribute to malabsorption of nutrients. During the offseason, athletes’ eating habits put them at a disadvantage for the season. Often, athletes consume supplements that are less bioavailable depending on the form consumed.
- Use of supplementation as appropriate for soft-tissue damage, improved recovery, cardiovascular support, brain and immune health, as well as healthy endocrine function. (In-compliance with Drug Free Sport and US and World Anti-Doping Agencies)
- Review of current vitamins and supplements to determine efficacy and quality, as well as to incorporate other supplements needed such as Vitamin D.
- Possibility of collaboration with the athlete’s physician, athletic trainer, and coaches to address additional concerns.