We're thrilled to introduce a new service at HIDEF Physical Therapy - Sports Nutrition, led by our new physical therapist and registered dietitian, Shannon Siert. Recognizing the critical role of nutrition in athletic performance, recovery, and overall health, we have expanded our offerings to include personalized sports nutrition counseling at our locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, and Covington, WA.
Meet Shannon Siert
Shannon brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in both physical therapy and dietary science. She understands that a well-rounded approach to health and wellness is the key to achieving athletic goals. Combining her expertise in these fields, Shannon is equipped to provide personalized care that encompasses both your physical training and nutritional needs.
Understanding Sports Nutrition
Sports nutrition is a specialized branch of nutritional science focused on catering to the dietary needs of athletes and those engaging in regular physical activity. It's about tailoring your intake of essential nutrients - carbohydrates for energy, proteins for muscle repair, fats for sustained energy and cellular health, and vitamins and minerals for overall body functions.
Here's how Shannon and our sports nutrition service can support your athletic journey:
Energy Optimization: Shannon can help tailor your diet to meet the unique energy demands of your sport or physical activity, ensuring your body is fueled for peak performance.
Performance Enhancement: She can guide you on the strategic timing of food and nutrient intake for optimal performance.
Recovery Facilitation: Shannon will provide expert guidance on post-exercise nutrition, crucial for faster recovery and muscle repair.
Weight Management: Whether your goal is weight loss, gain, or maintenance, Shannon can devise a nutrition plan that aligns with your goals and supports your physical training.
Injury Prevention and Health Maintenance: With her combined knowledge in physical therapy and nutrition, Shannon can ensure that your diet bolsters your immune function, promotes bone health, and reduces the risk of injuries.
Hydration Strategies: Proper hydration before, during, and after exercise is vital. Shannon can provide comprehensive guidance on maintaining optimal hydration levels.
The Journey of Nutrition Counseling
Shannon will lead you through a structured nutrition counseling process:
Initial Consultation: She will gather comprehensive information about your medical history, dietary habits, physical activity level, lifestyle, and personal goals.
Assessment: Using the information from the initial consultation, Shannon will assess your current nutritional status and understand your specific sports or performance goals.
Personalized Nutrition Plan Development: Based on the assessment, Shannon will develop a personalized nutrition plan that aligns with your goals, preferences, and lifestyle.
Implementation: You will be provided with tools and resources to effectively implement your new dietary plan.
Follow-up and Adjustments: Regular follow-up sessions will be scheduled to monitor your progress, tackle any challenges, and make necessary adjustments to the plan.
Long-term Support: Shannon is committed to providing long-term support, helping you maintain your new dietary habits and adjust as your needs change.
At HIDEF Physical Therapy, we believe that nutrition plays a key role in overall wellness and performance. With Shannon's guidance, we're excited to offer the tools and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your diet, contributing to your athletic success and well-being. Contact us today to learn more about our sports nutrition service and how Shannon can help you reach your health and performance goals.