Performance Health within an Elite Australian Triathlete Cohort

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Symposium: Performance Health within an Elite Australian Triathlete Cohort
Investigating the relationship between triathlon participation and health outcomes is a key objective of Triathlon Australia to provide evidence to inform the development of Performance Health strategies. The objective of this symposium is to provide an understanding of the major health problems in Australian triathletes, and subsequently strategies to help improve athlete availability and performance health within triathlon. The symposium begins with Associate Professor Naroa Etxebarria providing an introduction to training and competition readiness of the female triathlete, to establish an understanding of the physiological requirements of triathlon training and competition specifically in females. Associate Professor Gregory Cox will explore the long-term nutritional requirements to support performance in triathletes. Melissa Crunkhorn will discuss triathlon injury epidemiology, and provide an understanding of the key injuries that impact on performance in triathletes. Dr Liam Toohey will summarise subsequent injury evidence in triathlon, and how this can inform future prevention strategies. Dr Stacey Compton will focus on bone stress injuries, highlighting specific medical considerations in triathletes. Dr Paula Charlton will discuss the implementation of a systems based prevention strategy, and how this has been applied within Triathlon Australia. - Speaker 1: A/Prof. Naroa Etxebarria (Chair of session): Training and competition readiness of the female triathlete - Speaker 2: A/Prof. Gregory Cox: The long game – eating beyond athlete normal - Speaker 3: Mrs Melissa Crunkhorn: Incidence and prevalence of injury in Australian Triathletes - Speaker 4: Dr Liam Toohey: Subsequent injuries - learning from the past to inform the future - Speaker 5: Dr Stacey Compton: Bone stress injuries and medical considerations of managing elite Australian triathletes - Speaker 6: Dr Paula Charlton: Implementing a systems based prevention strategy.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cypress 2 Room
Period17 Nov 2022
Held atSports Medicine Australia, Australia, Victoria
Degree of RecognitionNational