PERFORMANCE LAB

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At Sanford POWER, we work one-on-one with athletes to design personalized programs that meet their performance goals. To do this, we use comprehensive functional, physical and biomechanical evaluations. These assessments are for any athlete interested in improving their physical performance or treating musculoskeletal injuries.


It starts with our experts at Sanford POWER Sports Physical Therapy. We help athletes of all ages get back in the action as quickly and safely as possible following a sports-related injury, surgery, or overuse.

Our experienced team includes board-certified physical therapists, exercise physiologists, and a biomechanist. To improve treatments and access for athletes, we use a team approach and offer our services in the state-of-the-art facilities.

Our innovative programs and facilities unite to give athletes an unparalleled experience. We use the latest scientific evidence and research with functional outcome assessments and return to play guidelines, performed with innovative equipment and technology to help athletes be better than they thought possible.

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Innovative and injury-specific program for athletes, of all levels, recovering from an injury or surgery. It is coordinated and collaborative care between the POWER Center’s Return to Performance and physical therapy staffs. This program transitions an athlete from completion of physical therapy to fully returning to performance.

The Return to Performance program integrates the philosophies of functional rehabilitation with those of sport-specific training. The result is an individualized program which develops dynamic stability and provides for a safe return to performance activities.

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Designed specifically to diagnose, treat and prevent running injuries. Our expert team of professionals, which includes sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, exercise physiologists and clinical biomechanists, work one-on-one with you to develop an individualized program to help you reach your specific running goals.

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Sport-specific nutrition interventions can help an athlete maximize power and endurance, as well as overall health and performance. Interventions, often times, include an assessment of daily eating patterns, 3-day dietary analysis, and an assessment of nutrition tactics used during training and competition, including preparation and recovery.

Through a one-on-one consultation with a sports dietitian, individualized strategies to maximize training and performance are developed. The dietitian also helps the athlete accommodate any specific allergies or chronic health conditions he/she may have. The goal is to help each athlete effectively fuel his/her body for optimal performance and health.

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When prominent athletes tell the world they’re struggling with their mental health, it serves as a reminder that athletic success can have little bearing on how one feels.

Research suggests that anxiety or depression in current elite athletes is 34% according to a report from the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In contrast, the prevalence of any mental illness for adults in the U.S in a given year is 20%.

Andy Gillham, Ph.D., is a senior sports performance specialist with Sanford POWER who advises athletes and coaches on developing and maintaining strong mental approaches to the sports they’re involved in.


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