Sports Science / Sports Medicine (SSSM) 
Deane Stephens 

Deane Stephens Physiotherapy

233 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale SA 5162

Contact Details:
Phone: (08) 8326 0000
Email: [email protected] 

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Emma Darcy

Good Physio (Glenelg)

5/115-123 Jetty Rd
(enter from Rose St)
Glenelg SA 5045, Australia

Contact Details: 
Phone: (08) 7226 2190
Email: [email protected]


Mitcham Rehab & Marion Sports Physio

SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre 
443 Morphett Road (enter via main entrance) 
Oaklands Park SA 5046

Contact Details: 
Phone: (08) 8377 1831
Email: [email protected]

Australian Institute of Sports (AIS)

The Australian Institute of Sport has developed a number of resources to assist elite athletes, recreational athletes and the general public stay up to date with the latest strategies in sports performance.  Click on the links below for more information.


Brainwaves - athlete tip sheets

High Performance Mental Skills (online training)

Strength & Conditioning




Nutrition Fact Sheets


Recovery Nutrition





Sports Dietitians Australia

Sports Dietitians Australia has great information about a great training diet, the fluids needed and even eating before competitions and much more. 

Training Diet
A general healthy eating pattern helps to support the needs of a gymnast. The training diet usually includes Lean protein for muscle repair and recovery, carbohydrate appropriately timed for fuel and fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds for vitamins and minerals, along with healthy fats.

Fluids Needed
Despite training indoors, gymnasts need to maintain good hydration levels during training to prevent dehydration that can negatively impact performance. In most circumstances, water will be sufficient to meet hydration needs in training. However, well timed use of sports drinks may be beneficial during long or hot sessions as they simultaneously provide fluid, carbohydrate for the active muscles along with electrolytes for hydration.

Eating before competitions

Gymnasts need to choose foods and drinks that are easy to digest before competition to avoid gastrointestinal upset from fast movements, turns and flips.
A light meal or substantial snack about 2 hours before warm-up will help to top up energy stores before competition. Foods chosen should be carbohydrate rich and low in fat and fibre to reduce the risk of gut discomfort.