benny vaughn - FCA LMT of the year award

(L-R) Whitney Lowe; Lynda Solien-Wolfe; Debbie Brown; Benny Vaughn; Jennifer Porro; Judith Delany; Michael McGillicuddy

Akron, Ohio – Sept. 15, 2016 – Massage therapist Benny Vaughn was presented with the Florida Chiropractic Association’s (FCA) 2016 LMT of the Year award at the FCA National Convention & Expo held in Orlando, Florida, in August. The award was created in 1997 to honor massage therapists who perform outstanding service to the massage and chiropractic professions.

Benny Vaughn, L.M.T., B.C.T.M.B., A.T.C., L.A.T., C.S.C.S. (, a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance, began his career in massage therapy in Gainesville, Florida, after graduating from the American Institute of Massage Therapy, now known as the Florida School of Massage. Vaughn has been a clinical orthopedic massage therapist for 40 years and still sees an average of 35 cases a week at his athletic therapy center in Fort Worth, Texas. He is also a certified athletic trainer with 30 years of experience in the treatment, prevention and care of athletic injuries.

“I am delighted to extend my congratulations to Benny, a long-time Performance Health Educator and friend,” stated Lynda Solien-Wolfe, Performance Health Vice President, Massage & Spa. “Benny has been a trailblazer for the massage profession, especially in the athletic arena. Being FCA’s twentieth year of recognizing a massage therapist makes this recognition even more special, and thus even more fitting that it was presented to Benny.”

Mike Roberts and Benny Vaughn

(L-R) Mike Roberts, President, FCA; Benny Vaughn, 2016 award winner

Upon receiving the award, Vaughn said, “I have seen the great results from chiropractic and massage therapy collaboration. In my many years of working with the USA Olympic track and field team—chiropractic and massage therapy are the most requested service from U.S. athletes—I have worked side by side with chiropractors to make a difference in U.S. Olympic athlete performance and care. It has been awesome!”

“Chiropractic and massage services combine beautifully to effectively treat the injuries of athletes at every level and to improve performance,” added Mike Roberts, D.C., President, FCA. “Benny embodies and promotes the collaborative spirit that brings professionals together and puts the patient first, providing the very best in integrative care.”


About the Florida Chiropractic Association

The primary function of the Florida Chiropractic Association is for the protection and welfare of its individual members, regardless of philosophy, as well as education of the public concerning the chiropractic profession. The Florida Chiropractic Association advocates the position that chiropractic is a distinct and separate healing arts science.


About Performance Health

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a global health, wellness and self-care company. The Performance Health brands include Biofreeze®, TheraBand®, Cramer®, Active Ankle®, Bon Vital’®, BVspa™, Perform®, and Thera°Pearl®, all of which collectively create a complementary product offering that has helped professionals, patients and consumers relieve pain, accelerate recovery, grow stronger, and enhance quality of life for nearly 100 years.