****This webinar is intended for Healthcare Professionals Only.
Sports nutrition is an expanding field of study fueled by athletes’ desires to perform better and stay well. Functional foods are vitally important sports nutrition tools for rehabilitation professionals. Many of these functional foods are simple, effective, and offer little downsides to athletes. In this webinar, participants will learn how functional foods can help to enhance recovery, boost the immune system, and enhance performance. Immunonutrition will be covered, which is especially pertinent in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations for dosing, timing, and types of functional foods will be made according to specific athlete demands and needs.
After viewing the 1 hour webinar, the participant will be able to:
- Define a functional food
- Outline the essentials for athletic recovery
- Describe ideal foods, dose, and timing to boost athletic recovery
- Define immunonutrition
- Outline the factors the directly affect immunonutrition
- Detail specific foods that can improve immunonutrition
- Explain the importance of specific nutrients, spices/herbs, and functional foods for enhancing performance
About the Presenter:
Dr. Sean M. Wells, DPT, PT, OCS, ATC/L, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, CNPT, Cert-DN is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is currently the owner of Wells Physical Therapy, a cash-based, mobile, concierge physical therapy and training company in Florida. He is also on faculty with Modern Manual Therapy – Eclectic Approach. Prior to this, Dr. Wells founded, grew, and sold his first cash-based PT facility.
Dr. Wells has taught sports medicine and exercise physiology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Florida Gulf Coast University. His research interest includes lower back pain, nutrition and healing, and aging mechanisms/models. Sean has been published in the area of orthopedics, aging, and fitness. He has published one book on the dangers of CrossFit and is currently working on his 2nd book, Nutritional Physical Therapy. He was contributing author to the fitness section in E’Bella Magazine for 3 years, and has been featured in Redbook, Muscle and Fitness Magazine, and Eat This Not That blog.
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