Sports Performance Evaluations & Overtraining
Hunter Smith, M.D., the Medical Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, specializes in diagnosing and treating athletes who are experiencing decreased performance, unusual fatigue during exercise, shortness of breath or chest pain during exercise. He understands that athletes have special needs when their health is compromised.
Dr. Smith uses a combination of exercise testing, physiologic analysis and medical evaluations to treat athletes for such conditions as athletic fatigue, overtraining, pulmonary disease (including exercise induced asthma), cardiovascular disease and iron and dietary deficiencies.
Frequently Asked Questions about Overtraining
What if my performance seems to be getting worse, and I suspect I may be overtraining?
Overtraining is a serious condition that can dramatically affect an athlete’s ability to perform. In some cases it can take several months or more to fully recover to normal performance levels. The Boulder Center for Sports Medicine is well prepared to treat athletes with signs and symptoms of overtraining. The Human Performance Laboratory Director is Dr. Hunter Smith, a pulmonologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating athletes with decreased performance. If you feel you may be chronically overtrained, or want to learn the essential steps to prevent overtraining, contact the Center at 303-544-5700 and ask for Paul or Neal.
What are the symptoms of overtraining?
Some common symptoms are as follows:Ø Premature fatigue
Ø Decline in performance
Ø Mood changes
Ø Emotional instability
Ø Decreased motivation
Ø Change in resting and/or exercise heart rate