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Athletics Australia has a network of medical and other allied health practitioners around the country that understand the needs of athletes. The following lists are available for download:

Sports Physicians Sports NutritionistsSports PhysiotherapistsSports PsychologistsMassage Therapists

Prosthetics & Othotics

SUPPLEMENTS

Athletics Australia believes that sports nutrition should be based on a well-balanced healthy diet and recommends all athletes adopt a "food first" approach to nutrition. Use of supplements in sport should only take place on the advice of the appropriately qualified and accredited Sports Physicians, Doctors, or Sport Dieticians. Athletes are encouraged to consult one of the AA preferred practitioners listed above.

The Athletics Australia Supplements in Sports Policy provides guidelines for the appropriate use of supplements in sport and details specific restrictions around their use in both elite and non-elite athletes of all ages.

Supplement in Sport Policy - November 2015

Athletics Australia supplement reporting and performance supplement applications

NASS athletes must report ALL supplement use through their regular screenings at their relevant State Institute or Academy of Sport and through any campaign medical screening/questionnaire processes for selected teams.

NASS athlete wishing to use a Group A performance (caffeine, creatine, bicarbonate, B-alanine, beetroot juice/nitrate) or Group B or C supplement must complete the “Performance Supplement Application form” with their Sports Physician/GP/Sports Dietician in advance of commencing any supplementation.

Athletes selected to Athletics Australia supported Teams, must report ALL supplement use through their campaign medical screening/questionnaire processes. Those who are currently using a relevant supplement (Group A Performance, Group B, Group C) must immediately submit an application upon selection.

The completed application is to be submitted by email to highperformance@athletics.org.au

The outcome of performance supplement applications will be advised within 7 days of confirmation of the receipt following consideration by the AA Sports Supplements panel.

AA Performance Supplement Application Form

The Australian Sports Commission, through the Australian Institute of Sport, has provided the following information regarding supplements

www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition/supplements


HIGH PERFORMANCE NUTRITION and TRAVEL INFORMATION

Athletics Australia, with the assistance of the Australian Sports Commission, through the Australian Institute of Sport, provides the following links to information regarding

 

ATHLETICS AUSTRALIA ENDORSE CONCUSSION IN SPORT AUSTRALIA

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has partnered with the Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP), and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) to deliver Concussion in Sport Australia. This initiative provides a suite of contemporary, evidence-based resources for the recognition and management of sports-related concussion for all Australians, regardless of sport, location or level of participation.

Supported by the Australian Government, this initiative aims to:

  • improve safety and health outcomes for all people who suffer concussive injuries while participating in sport
  • make effective use of funds in the financially-constrained sport and health sectors by providing  best practice protocols and guidelines for all sporting and medical organisations
  • assist all sporting and medical organisations to align their policy and procedures with the most current evidence and expert opinion available
  • provide consistency of approach in the recognition and management of concussion in Australia.
Athletics Australia supports Concussion in Sport Australia. The formal Position Statement is available at www.concussioninsport.gov.au.  It is also available for download 

  Position Statement

Athletics Australia
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