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Medical: RED-S

Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) describes a syndrome of poor health and declining athletic performance that happens when athletes do not get enough fuel through food to support the energy demands of their daily lives and training. RED-S can and does affect athletes of any gender and ability level.

The IFSC has implemented a policy regarding the management of athlete health and specifically RED-S.

Chris Allan, a registered physiotherapist and one of our High Performance team leaders has been appointed Medical Officer for SANCF and leads our policy and implemtation of maintaining our Aathlete health.  Any queries may be directed to him at callan(at)  Your confidentiality is ensured.

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Medical Official

Chris Allan

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