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Apex Athletic Performance

Led by Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center physicians, personal trainers, physical therapists, certified strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists and researchers, our athletic training and sports performance programs help prepare athletes physically and mentally for intense competition.

Serving Columbia, Lexington and the greater Midlands of South Carolina, our comprehensive and scientific approach to athletic training and exercise is unmatched by any other program across the region.

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Nutrition for injury prevention and recovery

Did you know that more than 80 percent of athletes experience a sports-related injury in their athletic career? Did you know that your diet could increase your risk of injuries and slow the healing process? Proper nutrition is critical for recovery from training sessions, muscle growth and reducing inflammation in the body.

Join us Tuesday, March 6, or Thursday, March 29, as sports dietitian Kristen Ziesmer, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, explains how to balance the optimal athlete’s plate to ensure adequate nutrient intake for injury prevention and healing.

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Apex offers athletes

  • Experienced coaches who have trained D-1 and D-2 college and professional athletes
  • A registered dietitian certified in sport dietetics with experience in the development of individualized nutrition programs for elite high school and collegiate athletes
  • Biomechanics technology for sport-specific scientific evaluations and insights

safely train and fuel your body to reach the next level of performance