Industry News for Performance Health
Akron, Ohio 44310
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.
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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Collaborative product research enables evidence-led decisions that benefit patients and clients.