Athletic Performance Optimization

OptiHealth Institute: Eric C. Nager, MD

Anti-Aging, Functional, & Regenerative Medicine located in Baltimore, MD

If you’re a physically active individual, athletic performance optimization can lower your risk of injury, improve endurance, and encourage your body’s natural healing process. At OptiHealth Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, Eric C. Nager, MD, a Board-Certified Anti-Aging, Functional, and Regenerative Medicine expert, offers a wide array of athletic performance optimization treatments, including PRP, peptide therapy, infrared sauna, micronutrient analysis, Fit3D body scanning and low-intensity shockwave therapy (LIST). To make an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Athletic Performance Optimization Q & A

What is athletic performance optimization?

Athletic performance optimization combines aspects of Functional and Regenerative Medicine to improve physical performance on the court, track, playing field, or in the gym. It complements your body’s natural healing abilities while balancing your hormone and micronutrient levels.

This improves your physical endurance and lowers your risk of serious injuries. It also enables you to participate in all types of sports and other physically demanding activities without experiencing extreme fatigue or musculoskeletal problems.

If you experience an injury, athletic performance optimization speeds up the recovery process and may prevent the need for lengthy or complex surgical operations. By undergoing these treatments, you can restore your body to balance and health.

What does athletic performance optimization include?

At OptiHealth Institute, Dr. Nager offers several options for athletic performance optimization, including:

Hormone testing

Your hormones regulate bodily functions like your heartbeat, respiratory rate, metabolism, and libido. Hormone testing can determine if there’s an imbalance. Restoring hormonal harmony to your body is the first step in achieving better health. To do this, Dr. Nager uses bioidentical hormone therapy.

Micronutrient analysis

The food and beverages you consume directly affect your energy levels and ability to perform athletically. A micronutrient analysis can provide key insights about vitamin or mineral deficiencies, and provide a foundation for a better diet and improved health. If your nutrients are off, Dr. Nager offers both pharmaceutical-grade supplements and treatment with IV nutrition therapy.

Peptide therapy

Peptides are small proteins that are made from amino acids. Peptides act as specific messengers in the body that signal multiple crucial functions in the body. These can affect hormones, cell signaling, and cellular communication. Peptides have a long track record of safety, efficacy, and proven results. While synthesized in a lab, they are a near replica of the natural peptides that are found in our bodies. Technology has been used to make these peptides more bioavailable, have a longer half-life, and have a greater affinity for their target sites. Peptide therapy is used for a great number of purposes, ultimately helping to heal, optimize health and performance, and improve quality of life. Dr. Nager has extensive training in peptide therapy and regularly uses it to help athletes achieve optimum performance.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

If you experience a joint, ligament, or muscle injury, you might benefit from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP is defined by a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors that can be used by your body to create newer, healthier cells and tissue. Dr. Nager uses ultrasound-guided PRP injections to precisely place PRP and to increase the efficacy of this treatment. PRP encourages your body’s natural regenerative and healing processes to take place. This may prevent the need for surgery and allow you to return to your favorite activities more rapidly.

Low-intensity shockwave therapy (LIST)

Low-intensity shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment used in musculoskeletal problems and injuries. This treatment addresses muscle, fascia, tendon, and ligament injuries. This procedure involves Dr. Nager using a handheld wand to direct mild shockwaves beneath your skin. The LIST is both noninvasive and not painful. These shockwaves encourage the formation of new blood vessels, increased blood flow, the break up of scar tissue, the relaxation of muscle spasms, and the release of growth factors and platelets. Ultimately, the result is increased healing, less pain, and better mobility. There’s also an infrared sauna at OptiHealth Institute, which can help relieve sore muscles and joint pain.

What type of athletic performance optimization is right for me?

To determine the type of athletic performance optimization that will most benefit you, make an appointment at OptiHealth Institute. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, a discussion of your symptoms, and extensive testing to determine your hormone and micronutrient levels, Dr. Nager derives a plan for your success.

To make your athletic performance optimization appointment at OptiHealth Institute, call the office or book online today.