Perform - Sports testing & human performance

Helping you achieve your potential

Perform enables athletes from all sports to benefit from cutting-edge sports science testing, suitable for teams of all ages. Fitness testing plays a major role in modern sport. By helping develop, analyse and interpret a base of information for individuals or groups, it allows coaches to prescribe suitable training programmes.

Specialist services are available across the Perform network. 

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Endurance Sport Testing

The Perform Sports Science team provide tailored advice and expert support to help you perform better. They offer a comprehensive analysis and assessment of endurance to help increase performance for individual athletes and teams across all sports including cycling, triathlon, running, rowing, Ironman.

Please call to talk to us about bespoke packages.

Isokinetic, Force and Gait analysis

The Gait Lab at Southampton offers a running assessment using an array of tools to best analyse your running technique and relationship to pain. Using pressure software and kinematic assessment we will provide a rounded view of musculoskeletal asymmetries/ dysfunctions which may attribute to your running related issues. 

Our experts use treadmill analysis, and where suitable MSK screen high speed camera feedback to assess your condition and to put together an exercise prescription to combat your MSK dysfunction or the way you run. 


Field Based Testing for squads

As a provider of cutting edge sport science support services, we provide access to world leading facilities; encompassing both field and laboratory based physiological / performance assessments, conditioning programmes and hydrotherapy recovery strategies. Our intention is to meet the individual needs of the player and club to optimise physical capabilities and the prevention of injury.

Sports Science Performance Testing
• Anthropometric assessment
• Neuromuscular performance assessment
• Cardiovascular and metabolic performance assessment

Sports Science Screening
• Sports Science Performance Testing Package • Biomechanical and functional assessment

EPPP Support
• Maturation/anthropometric assessment
• Lab and field based testing/screening; remote or on-site
• LTAD plans and session delivery
• Cardiac screening
• Collation of data and periodised programme design

Please call to talk to us about bespoke packages.


Maintaining a hydrated state before, during and after a training session is vital to sustain performance over long periods of time. However, of equal importance is consuming a drink that will replace your electrolytes lost in sweat and help prevent fatigue. 

Firstbeat Performance Monitoring

Available at our Perform centres at Southampton and Edinburgh, this is an innovative and sophisticated software. Firstbeat technology assesses stress reactions and your ability to recover from daily life stressors and training through monitoring of heart rate variability (HRV). You will be asked to wear a Firstbeat Bodyguard monitor for 72 hours prior to your visit to your chosen Perform, whilst recording your training schedule, sleep patterns and food intake. This will be followed by a specialist-led feedback session that will provide strategies and direction of how to improve work performance, exercise, nutrition, relaxation and sleep.

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