Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching

Properly designed exercise programs are, by intention, placing the body under enough stress to cause it to adapt / improve. An all too common mistake is to create more stress than the person has the ability to respond to. This is typically called overtraining

The body’s state of nutrition and hydration have a huge impact on it’s ability to respond to the therapy or exercise in a way that makes the person more functionally capable of performing their daily activities, work, hobbies, and sports.

For the other components of this program to work, the tissues and systems of the body must be supported with

  • Nutrition
  • Proper fluids
  • Enough rest to allow recovery from the injury or the workout.

In other words, even with a customized program of

  1. therapy to relieve pain,
  2. corrective exercise to regain function after injuries, and
  3. the functional exercise to improve athletic performance

results too often are only temporary or very limited effect because the body does not have the  resources needed to respond in a productive way.

This is not a forum for telling you to follow our favorite fad diet, but a look at the factors that affect

  • inflammation,
  • metabolism and energy levels,
  • hormone function,
  • repair of injured tissues.

To address each person’s individual needs, we need to look at their

  • overall health
  • their own metabolic type
  • food preferences
  • other physically stressing activities
  • food allergies or intolerances
  • sleep patterns
  • degrees of stress from other areas of life.

To the degree that a person 1- knows what to do outside the therapy and training sessions, and 2- is committed to doing their part, we can work together to create a functional, healthy body that serves whatever activities they decide are fulfilling and are important to their own life mission.