Dr. Inigo San Millan, World Leader in Exercise Physiology, Joins New Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado
Dr. San Millan to Take Unique Approach in Applying Experience with Pro Teams and Elite Athletes to Treat At-Risk Patients
AURORA, Colo., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Sedentary and deconditioned individuals may soon benefit from the latest techniques used to improve performance in professional and elite athletes. In a move announced today by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, pioneering work undertaken by Inigo San Millan Ph.D., one of the world’s foremost exercise physiologists, will become part of the many health and wellness research programs at the new Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, currently being constructed on the University’s Anschutz Medical Campus.
Dr. San Millan has been appointed Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the new Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, a new facility that’s set to become a beacon for health promotion and disease prevention throughout Colorado, the nation and the world by taking a research-based, multidisciplinary approach to stop the growing girth of the nation. In this role, Dr. San Millan applies the latest tests, methodologies and approaches in Applied Exercise Physiology and Metabolism to help optimize the performance and improve the health of athletes and non-athletes alike.
Through 14 years’ experience as an exercise physiologist and sports medicine advisor, Dr. San Millan has worked with many professional teams and elite athletes worldwide in sports including track and field, running, cycling, triathlon, rowing and basketball. His successes include six Pro Tour Cycling Teams, a Tour de France winner and 16 Grand Tours podium finishers. He currently offers individuals of all sports and athletic levels, including beginners and recreational athletes, the same services and resources to which, until now, only professional and elite athletes have had access.
Dr. San Millan also applies his techniques in exercise physiology and metabolism to improve the understanding of some diseases. He has observed similarities between metabolic responses seen in high intensity exercise among elite athletes and responses to certain diseases among more sedentary patients. This insight and his training and testing techniques may help physicians from other practice areas treat patients suffering from, or at risk for, cardiovascular disease in new and unique ways.
“We are honored to have one of the most well-recognized and highly accomplished applied physiologists in the world joining the new Anschutz Health and Wellness Center,” said James O. Hill, Ph.D., the Center’s executive director and professor at the CU School of Medicine. “Athletes and non-athletes who visit our facility will have access to Dr. San Millan’s world-renowned scientific approach to assess their fitness levels, design individualized training programs and optimize their performance.”
When the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center opens its doors in the spring of 2012,
Dr. San Millan will add an important dimension to the cutting-edge facilities, services and programs that will be available, including:
- Research labs and equipment for scientific studies on nutrition and wellness;
- A state-of-the-art fitness facility, including classes, running track, aquatics and degreed fitness professionals;
- Classes and lessons on healthy living, including healthy cooking and nutrition workshops;
- Clinical services in weight management and nutrition;
- Disease prevention and wellness programs and education;
- Integrative medicine (such as massage therapy, acupuncture and more);
- A bistro that will serve healthy food, available for eat-in, take-out or delivery; and
- A staff of some of the world’s leading health and wellness experts.
“I am thrilled to join the esteemed team of health and wellness experts at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center,” said Dr. San Millan. “I’m excited about the Center’s innovative holistic approach to helping people achieve and sustain healthier lifestyles, and look forward to bringing the newest approaches in exercise physiology and human performance to the facility and its users.”
Dr, San Millan’s expertise in physiological testing, scientific monitoring of the competitive athlete, exercise metabolism, lactate metabolism, overtraining, sports hematology, oxidative stress in the athlete, sports nutrition and medical physiology, will be a key Center asset.
San Millan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and a Doctorate from the University of the Basque Country in Spain. He is also a faculty of the departments of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
About the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
Coming in the spring of 2012, the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center will be an innovative, state-of-the art research, education and patient care facility located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. The Center’s mission is to empower individuals, communities and organizations to make sustainable changes to achieve healthier lifestyles so that high obesity rates and chronic disease no longer reflect the way we live as a society. Learn more here.
About the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Faculty at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish Health, and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Degrees offered by the University of Colorado School of Medicine include doctor of medicine, doctor of physical therapy, and masters of physician assistant studies. The School is located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, part of the University of Colorado Denver. For additional news and information, please visit the University newsroom online.
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