Once again, I’m happy to announce that I have partnered for another year with Dr. Maloy and the team at Spring Valley Spine and Sportscare! It really is great to have a doctor, flanked by an amazing team of professionals, monitoring my overall well-being. Dr. Maloy really “gets” athletes because she is one. A few of her athletic accomplishments include an Ironman 70.3, a couple of “Goofy” (half-marathon Saturday, full marathon Sunday), and even a “Dopey” (10K Friday, half-marathon Saturday, full marathon Sunday). As such, she understands the stresses athletes are under. She juggles her time at her practice, time at home with her family, and time to train. She knows how an injury – or even just being overly sore – can hamper training or even daily life. With that in mind, she designed her practice to take care of athletes..with a variety of ways to provide that care.
Chiropractic care and ART are definitely the headliners for me. Keeping me loose and helping work out the muscle soreness after intense training or racing allows me to keep training, racing, and feeling good. I’ll be honest; I was very skeptical of ART at first. Years back, I had a bad sports massage experience at a race expo, and I swore I’d never do that again. ART sounded a little too much like that sports massage. Dr. Maloy asked me to trust her, and really, how could I not? She had never led me astray and had always provided great care. Well, one treatment, and she made a believer out of me. I had been struggling with a tight neck for weeks, and she resolved it almost immediately. Now, when I feel that nagging something coming on, I don’t stress; I know she will take care of it. When my wife pulled her quad trying to relive her teens, ummm… I mean playing soccer, I sent her straight to SVSS for some ART.
Dr. Maloy knows my goals, keeps tabs on me, and helps me rest and recover quicky. Because of Dr. Maloy’s excellent care and guidance, I have managed to stay injury free. Not all of my fellow athletes are as lucky, but even those nursing injuries or recovering from surgery have options. SVSS has an Alter-G treadmill, which utilizes a concept called unweighting to reduce the weight-bearing impact of running. I won’t be able to do it justice, but definitely check out the Alter-G page on the SVSS site for more details. She also has a Computrainer lab for use for rehab or just for a good intense ride without the challenges of riding outside around the metroplex.
Dr. Maloy has partnered with some top-notch professionals to round our her practice’s offerings:
- Coaching – Jason Soria is the owner and head coach of Team Imagine Sports (and my coach) is a USAT Certified Triathlon Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and an accomplished Ironman triathlete and marathoner. Working with Jason has been a great experience. He has pushed me to limits I didn’t know were there, and he has helped me achieve some great results, including my 6th place finish at Ironman Louisville.
- Sports Nutrition Consulting – Eve Pearson, MBA, RD, and Kelsey Hampton, RD are on-hand for specialized dietary and nutrition consultations. I have personally worked with Eve, and she worked hard to understand the craziness of my schedule and provide dietary suggestions to improve my nutrition and performance.
- Sports Massage
As you can see, I have a host of reasons to be glad to work with Dr. Maloy and her team. I look forward to a great 2015 together.