Welcome to Episode #109 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.
We're your hosts Rich Soares, Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan. We're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.
Bill has a big announcement and we have another great discussion with Body Mechanic and acupuncturist Todd Plymale-Mallory. We are going to get into the topic of how to maintain healthy muscle tissue, demystifying dry needling, dry needling vs. acupuncture and what exactly cupping is used for. Plus we'll talk about some inexpensive DIY alternatives to the expensive massage and rolling tools found in your running specialty store.
Our show today is sponsored by Health IQ. Triathletes like you can get special rate life insurance with Health IQ because of your healthy lifestyle. Health IQ has exclusive rates for those who qualify - you get additional savings by submitting actual data from race results.
We've partnered with Health IQ because we believe in their service and competitive rates. We've received our quotes which were 20-30% than other insurers. Save some money and see if you qualify for these special rates by getting your free quote today at healthiq.com/milehigh or mention the promo code Mile High when you talk to a Health IQ agent. It'll take less than a minute to put in your contact information and then Health IQ will guide you through the process in a way that respects your time and goals.
Last week's guest
Thanks to last week's guest, Dr. San Millán is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Director of the Sports Performance Program at the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Boulder, Colorado.
He talked us through all of the services and testing available - http://cusportsmedcenter.com/performance/
If you haven't heard the interview yet, go back and check it out on episode #108.
Let's get into the interview now.
Todd Plymale-Mallory intro -
Experience - Acupuncturist and Physician of Chinese Medicine, Master Body Mechanic, Performance and Life Coach, Todd relocated to the Boulder in the fall of 2011 area bringing over 30 years of experience in the Cycling, Fitness, and Health industries to the Front Range.
Philosophy and Client Base - Finding an elegant harmony in his clinical practice between Western Science and the Mind/Body/Spirit perspective of the East, Todd completed his Masters in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo San University in Los Angeles in 2006. Then in 2009 he became a Diplomat of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (1 of less than 1000 in the US) and specializes in the treatment of Orthopedic and Sports related injuries. Although Todd treats patients from all walks of life, he has been blessed to work the world’s Elite Professional Tri-athletes, Top Professional Road/Cross/MTB and Track Cyclists, Top Mixed Martial Artists, NBA Players and many other elite level athletes. Beyond the clinic and classroom settings, Todd is currently working on developing continuing education curriculum for Acupuncturist and Massage Therapists, writing three different books and will be giving regular lectures, seminars and workshops on a variety of sports and health topics.
Specialties - Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Tui Na, Deep Tissue & NeuroMuscular Therapy, Stress Related Disorders, and Energy Medicine (Reiki, QiGong, & Polarity).
Professional Certifications -
Diplomat of Oriental Medicine National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (May 2016)
Acupuncture License #1777, State of Colorado (2012)
Diplomat of Acupuncture #150895, National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2012)
Certified Massage Therapist #11833, State of Colorado (March 2011)
Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, NCBTMB (2010)
Diplomat, National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (July 2009)
Acupuncture License # 11518, California Acupuncture Board (2007)
Certified Personal Trainer #98955, American Council on Exercise (2004)
Certified Massage Therapist # 100657, City of Los Angeles (2002)
Certified Instructor for Postsecondary and Vocational Education, State of California (2002)
Licensed Massage Therapist, Oregon Board of Massage Therapists (1998)
Certified Chiropractic Assistant, Oregon Board of Chiropractors (1997)
Health IQ Ad
Thanks again to Health IQ for sponsoring today's interview. The Health IQ advantage is their unique mortality model that enables lower rates for health conscious people.
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