The Perform centre at St. George’s Park combines the latest cutting-edge technologies with leading sports physicians and practitioners. It is designed for elite athletes but accessible to anyone, including corporate groups, individuals, schools and sports teams. Whether it’s helping people achieve and maintain optimal performance, rehabilitate from injury, improving overall levels of health and fitness, or encouraging behavioural change in the workplace, the team at Perform can create a personalised programme to suit the needs of any visitor.
Included amongst the centre’s cutting-edge facilities and services are:
Human Performance Lab
The Human Performance Lab incorporates leading technologies to assess performance and to train you to reach your optimal performance. The technologies include:
- An anti-gravity treadmill, incorporating NASA technology, the Alter G treadmill optimises performance by customising body weight to aid rehabilitation after-injury or surgery.
- An altitude centre – a simulated high altitude environment allowing athletes, explorers and clients to train at different altitudes, temperatures and humidity to enhance athletic performance. The altitude chamber can be used to help improve recovery times, for injury rehabilitation and prepare for trips at high altitude.
Using the latest aquatic therapies and equipment, elite athletes and clients can improve rehabilitation and recovery rates. Our innovative Hydroworx underwater treadmill with video analysis allows early acute rehabilitation and is a core part of our rehabilitation suite. There is also a Variopool with adjustable height flooring and ColdSpa hot/cold contrast bathing.
The facilities are a great aid for those who have lower limb injuries, have had a hip replacement or are recovering from a stroke. The water supports the weight of the user, allowing them to have a greater range of movement and can be supported to make those movements out of water to support their return to their individual optimum physical ability.
This gym features a range of testing and strengthening equipment to support the screening of athletes, diagnosis and support the early treatment of injuries. Overlooking the full-size indoor pitch, professional athletes can be treated individually or as part of a group, and Pilates classes are also delivered in this gym.
Strength and Conditioning Gym
Used by elite sports teams including the England football teams, this gym features state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and coupled with our physiotherapists and sports & exercise science medical team, we can support individuals and teams to get the most out of their training – and to get back on the field as quickly as possible.
60-metre sprint track
Our biomechanical analysis utilises the latest in video movement analysis and foot pressure sensor technology. The assessment uses a wide range of tools such as force platforms, telemetry systems, 2D video analysis, speed guns, high-speed cameras and pressure distribution systems. Results may assist in rehabilitation from injury as well as alter training patterns and rectify problems that can have a significant impact on a person’s performance. Testing is undertaken on our indoor 60-metre sprint track, which is adjacent to the indoor football pitch.
Pitchside and off-site testing
Combining the latest GPS technologies with heart rate monitors to offer real-time information to help both athletes and clients understand their true training load and energy expenditure. Understanding these factors can help to optimise individuals’ performance. In addition The ‘Bodyguard’ systems allows true measurement of recovery and is designed specifically to measure stress, sleep, activity levels and recovery patterns in both the sports and corporate market.