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Functional Sports Medicine: The Foundational Course

1.1 Course Introduction

  • The Picasso Bull Analogy: Reframing Our Thinking Around Tests and Indicators
  • The Simplicity of the Complex: How to Look for the Key Elements
  • From Experts and Experience: Citations for This Foundational Course

2.1 Systems vs Mechanisms: An Introduction to Systems Biology 

2.2 Looking at Humans as Systems, Not Mechanisms

2.3 What is Evidence-Based Practise?

3.1 The Person, Not the Condition: Asking the 3 Why’s

4.1 Understanding The Disease-Health Continuum 

4.2 How Dysfunction Manifests

5.1 Understanding Homeostasis, Allostatic Response, and Allostatic Load 

5.2 The 5 Categories of Primary Metabolic Imbalances

5.3 What Triggers Commonly Challenge Homeostasis?  

5.4 The Impact of Chronic Inflammation on Athletic Performance 

6.1 A Symptom is an Opportunity: How to Assess Chronic Inflammation

6.2 The Chronic Inflammation Markers: Why Guess When You Can Test? 

6.3 Global Solutions for Treating Chronic Inflammation 

7.1 Understanding The Body’s Energy Systems 

7.2 Mitochondria 101: An Anatomical and Functional Overview

7.3 Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Energy Dysfunction 

7.4 The Markers of Energy Dysfunction 

7.5 Global Energy Solutions in Practice

8.1 Are we toxic? 

8.2 Detoxification 101 

8.3 Understanding How Toxins Hurt Us

8.4 Looking for The Symptoms and Signs of Toxicity 

8.5 The Markers of Detoxification Dysfunction: What Tests to Use and How to Read Them 

8.6 Global Solutions to Address Toxicity 

9.1 Understanding The Immune System Response

9.2 How The Immune System Causes Chronic Inflammation

9.3 The Right Tests: The Biggest Markers of Immune Dysfunction

9.4 Leaky Gut and Food Sensitivities

9.5 Essential Solutions: How to Reestablish the Terrain While Minimizing Damage

10.1 Understanding The Hormonal Systems 

10.2 The Effects and Indicators of Chronic Inflammation on Hormonal Systems

10.3 Thyroid Function 101

10.4 Essential Labs For Assessing Thyroid Function 

10.5 Global Solutions for Thyroid Dysfunction

10.6 Adrenal Function 101 

10.7 Essential Labs for Adrenal Function 

10.8 Global Solutions for Adrenal Dysfunction

10.9 The Effects of Chronic Inflammation on the Sex Hormones: The Famine Response 

10.7 Markers of Hormonal Dysfunction Part 1: Male Sex Hormones

10.8  Markers of Hormonal Dysfunction Part 2: Female Sex Hormones

10.9 Global Solutions for Sex Hormone Dysfunction 

10.9 Vitamin D 101 

Chronic inflammation has a significant impact on how the brain works, due to its effect on neurotransmitter balance and pain sensitization. Here we will look at neurotransmitter physiology and measurement and interpretation. 

 

11.1 Neuroskeletal Systems: The Link Between Mental Recovery and Pain Management 

11.2 What are Neurotransmitters?

11.3 The Effects of Chronic Pain in the Inflammation Triangle  

11.4 The Signs and Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

11.5 The Markers of Neurotransmitter Dysfunction and The Organic Acid Test 

11.6 Global Solutions to Decrease Inflammation in the Brain

Here we assess the quality of recovery and sleep, in particular: how do we analyze and interpret wearable data, such as heart rate variability (HRV) and sleep?

 

12.1 The Science of Stress:  Understanding Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

12.2 How to Measure HRV

12.3 How to Use HRV

15.1 Putting it All Together: A Look at Some Sample Cases

15.2 Back to the Beginning: Stressors, Metabolic Responses, and Other Indicators 

15.3 Growing as a Medical Practitioner: The 4 levels of Intellect

B1. The Allergy Devastation: Understanding Histamine Sensitivity and Histaminase

B2. How to Analyze Sleep Data 

B3. Compression

B4. Embracing the Cold: Ice Baths Versus Cryo Chambers

B5. Relaxation Mechanism of acute defense mobilization against extreme stimuli (RMAD) 

This module is a one-stop look at the tests discussed in previous modules. Here we will look at the most vital tests we should be conducting, and we will consider when it is time not to test. 

 

1. To Test or Not to Test: Understanding When Testing is Helpful or Harmful 

2. Blood tests 

3. Saliva tests 

4. Urine tests

5. Stool test

In this module we’ll talk about the current genetic abnormalities that can be measured accurately that influence an individual’s propensity towards certain conditions away from others. 

 

14.1 Understanding Genetics and Epigenetics

14.2 A Look at Environmental Triggers

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About Dr. Ara

Dr. Ara Suppiah is one of the world’s most trusted medical pioneers in professional sports and the founder of the Functional Sports Medicine Institute based on decades of groundbreaking research and discovering how to solve the unmet needs of world-class athletes to achieve maximum health and vitality to enable sustained high performance.

Dr. Ara is a highly sought-after personal physician on the PGA, LPGA Tour, ATP and WTA Tour, a practicing ER Physician, Chief Medical Analyst on NBC Sports Golf Channel, author and speaker.

Dr. Ara single-handedly pioneered his Functional Sports Medicine model using a holistic, proprietary approach by leveraging the sciences of functional medicine, allopathic medicine and Eastern medical philosophies to limit the amount of inflammation within athletes’ bodies. In this process, he has proven the critical importance of lab work and wearable data interpretation as the foundation of a strategic training and supplementation plan for athletes.

A lifelong athlete, Dr. Ara is on a mission to change the way people think about working with athletes. Dr. Ara believes that one doesn’t need to be a physician to analyze lab work results to develop a training and supplementation plan for athletes. Dr. Ara’s Functional Sports Medicine™ Masterclass levels the playing field by providing non-physicians additional credibility and a competitive edge to retain and gain athlete clients.