Performance Health announces 2015 scientific advisory committee appointments

Massage Therapy Canada staff
January 12, 2015
By Massage Therapy Canada staff
Eighteen individuals, including two Canadians, have been appointed to Performance Health Academy’s 2015 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), representing five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training and massage therapy, and exemplify diversity in disciplines and cultures, the company said. (Photo: Phil Page, global director, clinical education and research, Performance Health)
The SAC meets once a year at its annual TheraBand Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) meeting to present research and findings on TheraBand, Biofreeze and Cramer Sports Medicine products.

2015 Scientific Advisory Committee Members are:
• Lacy Alexander, Penn State University, State College, PA, USA
• Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
• David Behm, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
• Barton N. Bishop, Sport & Spine Rehab, Washington, DC, USA
• Tony Brosky, Bellarmine University, Louisville KY, USA
• Duane Button, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
• Juan Carlos Colado, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
• Todd S. Ellenbecker, Physiotherapy Associates, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
• Jeff Forman, Professor Emeritus, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, USA
• Jay Greenstein, Sport & Spine Rehab, Fort Washington, MD, USA
• Barbara Hoogenboom, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
• Andre Labbe, Owner, Total Package Performance, LLC, New Orleans, LA, USA
• Michael Rogers, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
• Mary Sanders, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA
• Robert Topp, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, USA
• Timothy Tyler, PRO Sports Physical Therapy, Scarsdale, NY, USA
• Michael Voight, Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, Nashville, TN, USA
• Leo Y.L. Wang, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

“I’m very proud of the distinguished group serving as our advisory committee, now in its seventeenth year. At last year’s annual TRAC meeting, 26 research projects were presented,” stated Phil Page, global director of clinical education and research for Performance Health. “In addition to the significant body of research presented, last year’s members published over 22 papers and abstracts, including nine collaborative projects during a twelve month period.

“Over the past 16 years, we have built tremendous synergy among prominent professionals with varied experiences, training and backgrounds. This diversity ensures a balanced blend of clinical and research data, and exposes different points of view from various disciplines and cultures,” said Page.

Biographies of the Scientific Advisory Committee members can be found 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. The 2015 meeting will be held in Vancouver in July 2015.

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