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Human Performance Department

DIAGNOSTICS

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment

This is an exercise test with sophisticated equipment that analyses breath by breath how well the heart, arteries, veins and lungs are able to work together to transport oxygen to the muscles. The results of this test provide useful information about the physiological response of the individual to exercise, identify the possible risk factors associated with the health status and provide the base upon which a personalised fitness training programme is prescribed to improve health, fitness level and weight loss for those in need.

Resting Metabolic Rate Assessment

This test accurately and instantaneously measures the body’s resting energy requirements. It identifies metabolism substrate utilization, allowing improved nutrition and evaluation of nutrition therapies, dietary plans and weight management.

Stress Test (HRV Analysis) with HRV Biofeedback Training

This is a unique test that provides a lot of information about how the body reacts to different causes of stress, mental and emotional loads. The test examines how the heart is continuously adjusted by the autonomic nervous system to meet the demands (stressors) of daily life 24h. In a way, it reveals the relationship between lifestyle and wellbeing and helps to identify the steps towards a healthier, fitter and more productive life.

HRV Biofeedback Training

A biofeedback training which strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system. This brings calmness and relaxation into the body and boosts health and vitality strongly.

Body composition analysis (DXA)

This test provides precise data on soft tissue and bone composition at any part of the body, including bone-mineral density, lean- and fat-tissue mass and percentage of fat. These variables are used to set and monitor health, weight and fitness goals.

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging

Medical DITI is a non-invasive, radiation free diagnostic technique that allows the examiner to visualize and quantify the subjective feeling of a number of health conditions and soft tissue physical injuries through a graphical display of changes

of the skin surface temperature. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and the spectrum of colours indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. Since there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal temperature asymmetry's can be easily identified. This visual image has important applications in the pathology of the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems and as such can contribute to the pathogenesis and diagnosis made by the doctor.

Postural and Movement Assessment

This test without applying harmful radiation assesses the curvatures of the vertebral column (spine), the mobility of the joints and the weak links in the muscle chains. In time all these factors can lead to altered activity of the entire locomotive system and if left untreated as we age, it can lead to postural deformity, loss of physical performance, reduced active life and pain.

Strength and Balance Assessment

This test assesses maximum muscular forces, symmetry, strength endurance and balance skills with high precision measuring systems. Lean muscle mass naturally diminishes with age and strength training is a key component to preserve and enhance muscle mass at any age with important applications in a person’s functional ability.

TREATMENTS

Neurac Treatment

This is an effective treatment method for musculoskeletal pain and neuromuscular dysfunction. It consists of functional therapeutic exercises in suspension slings with the aim to improve physical functioning and restore pain-free movement patterns. Weaknesses and imbalances between muscles are corrected. Often immediate pain relief and /or improved function can be achieved. The treatment challenges the interplay between muscles and is focusing on what is causing the problem – not only the symptoms.

Osteopathy Treatment

It is a holistic approach of treatment where a certified therapist assesses any postural imbalances and uses physical manipulations, stretching and massage in order to increase the mobility of joints, relieve the muscle tension and pain, enhance the blood supply to tissues and help the body to heal.

Physiotherapy Treatment

A certified physiotherapist offers comprehensive solutions to injury concerns and muscular pain using a combination of techniques and devices.

Whole-body Photo-biomodulation Treatment

This involves the application of specific light wavelengths using light emitting diodes in order to deliver energy into the cells and thus promote cellular metabolism, blood flow and wound healing; significantly lower the levels of stress hormones; relieve pain and inflammation; and strengthen skin health. It is also beneficial in the management of mood and sleep related disorders and fastens recovery from jetlag. The non-invasive nature of the treatment allows for local or whole-body application from head to toe.

HighTone Power Treatment

This treatment introduces energy into the body to activate the cells and to vitalise the body by increase the cell energy potential. It also creates resonances to make the cell structures oscillate to improve metabolic processes and to relieve pain. It is also used for physiotherapy treatments as electrotherapy.

Whole-body Cryotherapy Treatment at -110°C

This is a very effective treatment for the reduction of chronic-inflammatory diseases, but it is also pleasantly refreshing, psychologically enlightening, performance enhancing, pain relieving, skin glowing, recovery and sleep improving. When indicated by the medical doctor, the whole-body is progressively exposed at minus -110°C in the cold chamber for a maximum of 3 minutes. This short-lasting physical treatment has a long-lasting effect. It is often combined with other treatments to effectively maximise the wellness benefit of the other treatments.

Neuro-Acoustic Deep Relaxation Treatment

A neuroscience technology that present the brain with the chemistry, signalling and patterns that the brain typically interprets as triggers to deep relaxation and recovery. It uses neurochemistry and auditory signals to take the autonomic nervous system out of fight or flight mode and put it into parasympathetic system dominance that brings deep relaxation and calmness into the body.

HRV Biofeedback Training

A Biofeedback training for a systematic relaxation training which strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system. This brings calmness and relaxation into the body and boosts health and vitality strongly.

Hypoxic Exercise Training in an Altitude Room

Exercising in hypoxia in a chamber improves the body’s aerobic metabolism allowing for more efficient use of oxygen for energy production, improve endurance, speed, power and fitness levels and optimise metabolism for weight loss.

Anti-Gravity Exercise Training

This equipment acts as both a wellness and rehabilitation tool that unweighs comfortably the person by reducing his body weight. It allows to exercise with less pain and to achieve greater metabolic stimulation while reducing the risk of injury. It is used for weight loss programmes, strengthening and conditioning in a fall-safe environment, brain stimulation and for physical therapy following an injury or surgery on a lower extremity.

Intermittent Vacuum Therapy

This applies negative pressure (vacuum) and positive pressure to the lower extremities. This physiologically causes the rhythmic vascular dilation and compression and naturally provokes a flow in a purely physical way that improves blood circulation and lymphatic reflux.

Intermittent Hypo/ Hyperoxy Exposure Treatment

This involves short intervals of breathing of reduced oxygen concentration levels through a mask, interspersed with intervals of inhaling ambient air. The cumulative physiological adaptations associated with this type of training, improve metabolism, provide superior enzymatic anti-oxidative defence, positively influence the immunological status and promote the overall health and wellness.

Psammotherapy

This treatment uses fine sand grains of tabular shape that contain healing/therapeutic minerals (biogenic carbonates) which are heated at 40-42oC to provide relief from musculoskeletal problems, tonify the muscular and locomotor systems and restore functionality.