Maggie Awad – Using Biomarkers to Improve Athlete Health & Performance (NP & Elevate Performance Medicine Founder)

Episode 134: Dr Andy McDonald chats to Maggie Awad, FNP-BC. Maggie is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in personalized-based Functional Sports Medicine for the Pro and Corporate Athlete. Maggie personally trained under world renown and sought-out physician, Dr. Ara Suppiah– Who coined the term, Functional Sports Medicine™ model which uses 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. The focus of this episode today is how Maggie uses biomarkers to assess and advise athletes health and immunity.


Topics Discussed

  • How blood lab information benefit athletes
  • Common deficiencies
  • Gut health for athletes
  • Athlete Immunity
  • Preparing athletes systemically for surgery

Where you can find Maggie:


VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training

HUMAC NORM by CSMI – A solution for measuring and improving human performance in the clinic, athletic training room, and research laboratory. In one machine, you’ll get 22 isolated-joint movement patterns, 4 resistance modes (isokinetic, isotonic, isometric, and passive), and numerous reports to meet the measurement and exercise needs of today’s clinicians and researchers.

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About the Author
Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.