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Performance Health Supports Athletes in Action

April 3, Akron, OH – Through a donation of Thera-Band professional resistance exercise products, Performance Health is supporting Athlete’s in Action (AIA) Sports Performance’s 2012 mission trips to Armenia, Guatemala, Mexico and South Africa. The donated Thera-Band products will be used as educational and training tools at AIA’s international sports medicine clinics.

April 3, 2012  By Massage Therapy Canada

in Action is an international sports ministry with over 500 staff members in 60
countries and a ministry presence in 90 countries. In the US, through its work
with 35 professional teams and staff on almost 200 college campuses, AIA
focuses on ministering to athletes, coaches and support staff. AIA’s international
staff members work to impact their country through the platform of sport. Each
year, AIA sends mission teams around the world to conduct 35 domestic and international
tours, camps and projects. AIA’s Sports Performance Department organizes
clinical education teams of physicians, athletic trainers, strength coaches and
other experts in the field of sports medicine and strength and conditioning.

“We are very grateful to Performance Health for their
generous product donation,” stated Paul Newman, MS, ATC, Director, AIA Sports
Performance. “These professional products enable us to provide the best
educational tools available at our clinics, and allow us to enhance the
knowledge of international colleagues in the area of sports medicine.”


AIA Sports Performance clinics include:

Yerevan, Armenia, May 16 to May 21. Tour Director: Paul Newman, MS, ATC;

Guatemala City, Guatemala, May 25 to May 29. Tour Director: Lisa Martin, MEd,

Puebla, Mexico, May 30 to June 4. Tour Director: Vance Pickard, PhD, ATC;

• Cape
Town, South Africa, July 23 to July 28. Tour Director: Jim Rumelhart, MEd, ATC.

“Like music and art, sports is a universal language
with the power to positively impact a culture. Sports can break down political,
racial and economic barriers and restore national pride,” continued Mr. Newman.
“Because sports can speak a language that children around the world understand,
we can rebuild youth sports programs that strengthen ethics and values for the individual,
positively impacting society overall. As a ministry, we not only meet the
physical needs of individuals, we have the opportunity to meet their spiritual
needs too.”

“We are very pleased to be able to support AIA’s international
initiatives with our products,” added Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, Director
of Thera-Band Academy. “We’ve been supporting AIA for several years in their
efforts to provide athletic training services to support safe sports around the

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