New Zealanders are sporting mad.
Not only do we love rugby, netball, soccer, cricket, rowing, and swimming, but we also love to actively explore this beautiful country we call home.
Kiwis are also a competitive bunch. We don’t like to do things in halves. And athletic performance is no exception. We strive to be the best that we can be, to reach the top of our field and to stay there.
We all know that in order to be give the best sporting performance you need a healthy body and a healthy mind. And that there are a lot of things that go into maintaining those two aspects. Training is, of course, a key factor, but there are many other aspects involved. One that may even surprise you.
Let’s explore how you can actively improve your athletic performance.
Improving Sporting Performance
As an athlete, you will know all the key aspects of great performance…
Eating well: Your body cannot achieve the physical results without the correct fuel.
Sleeping well: Without the right amount of sleep your body will not get the rest it requires, meaning that it takes longer to recover from muscle strain, exhaustion and injury.
Training: The old adage ‘practice makes perfect’ is so true when it comes to athletic ability. Without a great training programme, you will not be able to hone your skills, push yourself to the next level and achieve your goals.
Support: Every great athlete needs a great team. That doesn’t just mean your coach, but also those that help and encourage you to be the best you can be.
Did you now that Orthotic Active can be on your support team too?
The Surprising Way To Improve Your Abilities
As an athlete, you must fear the thought of an injury. Not only will it be painful, but it can halt your progress and mean that you may not reach your goals.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to reduce the risk of injury? Meaning you could push your body to achieve the best results without fear.
Fortunately there is a way and Orthotic Active can help you with it by supplying you with a pair of custom printed insoles designed specifically for your foot.
You may have tried generic insoles before without much success. But 3D printed insoles are a completely different situation. Using state of the art technology, we can assess your gait and recommend the best solution to actively improve your sporting performance.
Bailey’s Success Story
Bailey Stewart came to Orthotic Active as he wanted to prevent potential injuries and reduce the stress on a previous hamstring injury. Bailey is a track athlete spending hours every day training on a circular track. He was surprised to find that he had an interesting issue, one that we could help him correct.
“My favorite experience with Orthotic Active was the deconstruction of my foot fall process with Anton. He went through all the steps from ‘what we are testing’ to ‘why this is significant’ and was able to visually show me 3D diagrams of my stride pattern and foot fall pressures. To my surprise, my foot fall was pointedly different in my right foot, which could be caused by the circular pattern of running on a track.”
Bailey had unique needs. But, as we work with so many athletes in differing fields, we were up to the challenge. We created Bailey a set of custom 3D printed insoles. “Unlike other generic orthotics, Orthotic Active custom makes 3D printed insoles that are unique to the needs of the individual. As a track athlete, I have rather specific running needs.”
“Orthotic Active can custom create insoles that refine themselves to what you need and cut out everything you don’t. The ability to have custom made insoles means they can be applied to any sport, lifestyle, foot, and shoe. I wear them in my distance runners and track trainers to maintain consistency from shoe to shoe.”
Striving to be the top of his field, Bailey knows that every advantage helps. “Being a runner, everything is linear, and when 0.1s in a race matters, creating the most efficient technique is extremely important. Currently, I am three-quarters of the way through my off-season training, which is full of long runs, weight-lifting and lactic sessions. I believe that my new orthotics have successfully prevented injuries, both in general, and in problem areas, such as my hamstring.”
Improving Your Sporting Performance
You put all of your time, energy and commitment into doing your best and succeeding in your sport. The best diet, training programme and equipment can help you get there, but not if there is a niggle, an injury, or a fear holding you back.
That is where the expert team at Orthotic Active can help. We can produce a custom solution designed to help improve your sporting performance.
So why not make an appointment to come and see us today. Click here to do it right now.