This test is designed to give you your Critical Power with cycling and Critical Speed with running. This will also give you a very close picture of where your anaerobic threshold is.
At Ascent Physical Therapy our qualified physiotherapists are able to test your Gait Analysis.
Gait refers to locomotion achieved through the movement of limbs and is defined as bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of the human body, in which there are alternate sinuous movements of different segments of the body with least expenditure of energy. Different gait patterns are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, kinetic and potential energy cycles, and changes in the contact with the ground surface.
Ascent Physical Therapy offers the services of registered dietitian, Heather Bester, BSc (HEc), RD. Registered dietitians are covered under most extended health care plans.
Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.
Consultation with a qualified sports nutritionist is a sound practice for anyone in any age group who is heavily involved in any sport, whether amateur or professional.
Heather has knowledge that encompasses her scientific training, life experiences and exploration of new ideas. Her experience includes extensive assessment and counselling in areas of healthy eating and chronic disease management. She is passionate about helping you to find your optimum nutrition, whether for peak performance in athletics, maximizing health and energy levels, weight control or minimizing the effects of ageing.