The services at the High Performance Centre are directed towards professional sports players that want to optimise their performance, amateur sports players that want to ensure they get the most out of their training as well as anybody else interested in improving their general health and well being.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG): This is recommended before starting out on a training programme of any kind in order to detect potential heart problems. ECG-monitored stress tests can also be carried out in order to detect conditions that are not apparent when at rest.
- Cardiopulmonary stress test: a must for those taking part in endurance sports. The results help identify an individual's respiratory threshold VT1 and VT2 (point at which fatigue occurs during intense exercise), maximum heart rate and peak oxygen uptake, amongst others. This provides a true indication of the sports person's physical condition and the statistics from this test can be used to personalise and control your training regime.
- Lactate threshold test: another method to detect areobic and anerobic threshold. It does this by checking the accumulation of lactic acid in the blood.
- Isokinetic strength testing: measures strength in its various forms and for the vast majority of joints. It is especially important to detect possible muscle disequalibrium that, if undetected, increases that risk of injury to the sportsperson.
- Isokinetic strength curve testing: Important so that the sportsperson knows their optimum strength training workload, as to evaluate the most suitable load.
- Speed and acceleration test: Through photoelectric cells, we will analyse the sportsperson in different distances based upon their sporting speciality.
- Jump testing and strength tests.
- Biomechanic analysis of speed: This consists of the analysis of the athlete's stride through pressure platforms in static and dynamic positions, and how it affects the rest of the body (knees, hips, back, etc.). With this, the podiatrist will be able to recommend the most suitable type of footware as the test will detect possible mechanic alterations to avoid or treat any preexisiting issues, such as musculoskeletal pathologies. After the test, the sportsperson will have information on their stride pace and rhythem, which will prove useful in improving their overall technique.
- Kinanthropometric body composition analysis and a nutritional and ergogenic assessment: The morphotype of athletes tends to be very specific and varies in different sports, or even in the same sport where there can be differences between positions and roles within the game. Therefore, in the High Performance Centre (HPC), we can analyse, in detail, the body composition of athletes and create nutritional strategies and/or a fitness plan that will help the sportsperson achieve their goals and to reach the optimum parameters of their chosen sport. In total, we can offer nutritional advice and ergogenic help.
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
- The High Performance Sport Centre (HPC), set up through the partnership between La Manga Club and UCAM (University of Murcia), has a physiotherapy and rehabilitation service to be offered in its modern facilities at Spa La Manga Club.
A team of physiotherapists specialised in high performance sports and who boast many years of experience in sports rehabilitation (especially in the field of regional level football) will combine the monitoring of injuries with sports rehabilitation until your total recovery back into your previous training program.