MEDICAL AND NUTRITION
GENERAL & ON TOUR
On this page you will find information, resources, links, tips and tricks to assist you in your preparation for the State Team, for use on tour and which will assist you across your gymnastics career.
Information provided is general advice and should you require additional information please discuss with your club/coach who will be able to direct you to the appropriate professionals in your local area.
For specific state team operations and procedures please refer to the information circulars and General Team Information page.
MEDICAL WHILE ON TOUR
We have a team to assist you with any medical needs whilst on tour, including injuries and illness.
Information on who to go to and how to make bookings can be found in this section.
NUTRITION WHILE ON TOUR
Eating well whilst travelling is important for your overall health and wellbeing.
Knowing how to fuel for performance can compliment your training and performance.
INFORMATION TO HELP YOU PREPARE
APP & VIRTUAL REALITY
In a world first in anti-doping education, Sport Integrity Australia will take you through the doping control process with their new, web based, virtual reality (VR) experience.
You can use your modern smart phone or tablet, your computer, or your own virtual reality goggles to go through doping control. They will guide you through the process and see how your sample tested at the end.
It’s just one of the ways they are innovating our anti-doping education.
All GNSW State Teams travel to the Australian Championships with access to medical support. Athletes benefit from having a dedicated medical professional as a member of the travelling team to manage athlete requirements that occur as a result of competition and training at the event.
During competition and training, a Gymnastics Australia appointed doctor will be in attendance. All Team Members (athletes, coaches and officials) are required to provide GNSW with their Medicare number. Gymnasts that require services from the GA doctor must see the State Team Physio first. GNSW will be sending a Physio Team with Support Staff to treat NSW team members and these costs will be levied to each athlete. If you have a competing athlete under 18, your Team Manager will contact you if there are any concerns or medical attention is required.
To ensure all athletes and treating practitioners feel comfortable when getting treatment at the accommodation the following guidelines will be observed:
All athletes over the age of 18 should attend with another athlete or chaperone/coach
All athletes under the age of 18 but 16 or older must attend with another athlete (older than 16) or a chaperone/coach
All athletes under the age of 16 must attend with a chaperone/coach
If any athlete feels uncomfortable, for any reason, in regards to accessing treatment at either the venue or accommodation should speak to one or more of the following - coach, chaperone, head of delegation or head of physiotherapy
All athletes MUST bring their own supply of medical strapping tape. State team medical personnel only carry emergency supplies.