Point-of-care testing in sports science

Lynda Norton, Kevin Norton

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    Abstract

    Summary: Professional sports environments involve training programs to maximise physical performance of athletes. This requires conditioning staff prescribing and monitoring training loads as well as medical monitoring to ensure athletes remain healthy. Point-of-care testing (POCT) facilitates rapid decision making and manipulation of training programs, as well as providing important feedback about recovery status and wellbeing. Several biomarkers have been established as reliable indicators of exercise-induced physiological changes in sports science. However, there is still a lack of clarity about the best indicators to measure when monitoring the various phases of training programs. This is a rapidly growing area of scientific research and is a promising area for further developments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Practical Guide to global Point-of-care testing.
    EditorsMark Shephard
    Place of PublicationClayton South Victoria
    PublisherCSIRO Press
    Chapter33
    Pages406-419
    Number of pages15
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781486305193, 9781486305209
    ISBN (Print)9781486305186
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Norton, L., & Norton, K. (2016). Point-of-care testing in sports science. In M. Shephard (Ed.), A Practical Guide to global Point-of-care testing. (1 ed., pp. 406-419). CSIRO Press.