Olympic Level Training and Recovery Resources in Boulder
Updated November 2017
Professional athletes have access to a handful of specialists to keep them on their ‘A’ game. A team of massage therapists, coaches, chiropractors, recovery tools and services, gait analysis, blood lactate testing, and nutritionists. But what does the aspiring endurance athlete or the dedicated weekend warrior who is dedicated to training at a high level? More and more of these Olympic and elite level services are now becoming available to those of us who are just looking to be the best we can be.
Recovery and injury prevention
Fixt Movement – Recovery Lab
From the closure of the All Sports Recovery Club, came the opportunity for a new recovery lab to open. Fixt Movement has all the tools you need to help get you back in form for all of your sports or keep you injury free. Buy a monthly pass or a punch card for the services.
- Self massage tools
- Foam Rollers
- Cold Laser
- Normatec Compression Boots
- Ice Bath
- Infrared Sauna
- Inversion table
Alter G treadmill
High Altitude Spine and Sport just recently added an Alter-G treadmill to their clinic, the first one open to the public in Boulder/Denver metro area. Because the AlterG® uses differential air pressure chambers to precisely lift the user from 100% to as little as 20% of the user’s calibrated body weight, it has become a favorite alternate training method among elite athletes which allows them to safely return to full weight-bearing running after or during an injury.
“The ability to train safely, rehab quickly, and recover faster utilizing this unit is a nice luxury to have, especially with the winter weather fast approaching.” states Dr. Richard Hansen, DC CSCS on his website.
Other benefits for endurance athletes include:
- Improved aerobic conditioning while reducing ground reaction forces
- Safer adaptation to increased mileage (eg. marathon training) and transitioning to minimalist running
- Overspeed training (run faster longer) and hill intervals (0-15% incline)
- Interval Training in a controlled setting
Book appointments online at https://highaltitudesportsrehab.com/alterg/ or call them at 303-442-0355.
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High Altitude Sports Rehab
Dr. Hansen’s services also include
- Kinesio Taping,
- Graston treatments,
- Functional Assessment keep you running healthy and strong
Other high level services
Burn more fat and conserve precious carbohydrate stores while reducing the likelihood of gastrointestinal (GI) distress in training and racing which he calls Metabolic Efficiency Training.
- Metabolic Efficiency Testing
- Muscle Glycogen Testing
- Body Composition Testing
- Genome Testing
- Nutrition Coaching
- Bloodwork Testing
- Sweat Sodium Concentration Testing
- Lactate Threshold Testing
Blood testing made simple – Fuelary’s report will give you a clear vision of the specific areas of your health that need the most attention… and which supplements are best for your optimization.
CU Sports Medicine
One of the top sports medicine facilities in the country. Athletes travel from all over the country for their services.
- Sports Medicine
- Sports Performance
- Physiological testing
- Sports Nutrition
- Bio Mechanics
- Gait Analysis
- Alter G
- Physical Therapy
- Family Wellness