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    Performance Health Supports Evidence-Based Practice with 17th Annual Research Meeting

    AKRON, OH – August 31, 2015 – Performance Health held its 17th annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting (known as TRAC) in Vancouver, Canada. Seventeen researchers and clinicians, representing five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training, and massage therapy, presented their research on Performance Health products, including TheraBand®, Biofreeze® and Cramer® brands.

    “Our Scientific Advisory Committee brings the latest research to us that helps clinicians make evidence-led decisions, which ultimately benefits patients and clients,” said Dr. Phil Page, Global Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health. “This group represents the commitment of Performance Health to research and education over the past 17 years.”

    The 2015 Scientific Advisory Committee members are:

    Lacy Alexander, PhD, Penn State University, State College, PA, USA

    Lars L. Andersen, PhD, National Research Centre for Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark

    David Behm, PhD, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

    Barton N. Bishop, DPT, SCS, CKTI, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS, Sport & Spine Rehab, Washington, DC, USA

    Tony Brosky, PT, DHS, SCS, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, USA

    Duane Button, PhD, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

    Juan Carlos Colado, PhD, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

    Jeff Forman, PhD, BCTMB, Professor Emeritus, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, USA

    Jay Greenstein, DC, Sport & Spine Rehab, Fort Washington, MD, USA

    Barbara Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, USA

    Andre Labbe, PT, Owner, Total Package Performance, LLC, New Orleans, LA, USA

    Michael Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA

    Mary Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA

    Robert Topp, PhD, RN, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

    Timothy Tyler, MS, PT, ATC, PRO Sports Physical Therapy, Scarsdale, NY, USA

    Michael Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, TP1-3, FAPTA, Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, Nashville, TN, USA

    Leo Y.L. Wang, PT, MPH, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

    The research presented at the annual meeting focused on TheraBand CLX™ Consecutive Loops and TheraBand Kinesiology Tape with XactStretch technology™.  The CLX research concentrated on force characteristics of CLX Loops; biomechanical analysis of CLX exercises; integration of CLX Loops with deep tissue massage; and strengthening outcomes in fitness with CLX Loops.

    The TheraBand Kinesiology Tape research focused on skin blood flow following kinesiology tape application; adhesive properties of kinesiology tapes; and the effectiveness of kinesiology tape in various patients.

    Download the TRAC 2015 Conference Proceedings here.

    Read the TRAC 2015 Research Abstracts here.

    About TRAC

    Since its founding in 1999 as the TheraBand Research Advisory Committee, the annual TRAC meeting has evolved to include more disciplines and broader research initiatives across multiple product lines. The  attending Scientific Advisory Committee members review and discuss research they have conducted on Performance Health products and identify clinical research needs.

    About Performance Health

    Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded rehabilitation and wellness products sold into a variety of U.S. clinical markets, leading national retailers and in over sixty countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. The Company’s product offering includes an innovative line of market-leading topical analgesics and a broad range of rehabilitation and wellness products. Performance Health markets its diverse product offering under the well-known and highly recognized TheraBand®, Biofreeze®, Cramer®, Bon Vital'®, Thera°Pearl® and Perform® brand names.



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