Judith DeLany receiving AMTA Service Award.

Judith DeLany receiving AMTA Service Award. Photography by Kaila DeLany.

AKRON, Ohio—Performance Health is pleased to announce that Judith DeLany, L.M.T. has been recognized by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) for her dedication and commitment to the massage profession and the American Massage Therapy Association. DeLany is a long time supporter of and educator for Performance Health. She received the AMTA’s National Distinguished Service Award at the American Massage Therapy Association National Convention held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in August.

The award is selected by the AMTA’s National President, Jeff Smoot, and approved by its executive committee. Its purpose is to openly honor individuals who have contributed to the massage profession in an outstanding manner and to acknowledge diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner.

“We are very proud to have Judith on the Performance Health education team and truly appreciate her devotion to our profession,” stated Lynda Solien-Wolfe, Vice President, Massage & Spa, Performance Health. “She sets a high bar for herself, which result in higher industry standards that benefit us all. Thank you, Judith!”

DeLany is the founder and director of the International Academy of NeuroMuscular Therapies (NMT), a certifying body that sets standards for the training of healthcare practitioners in the use of NMT. She is also the Director of the NMT Center, an educational/training organization that produces more than 80 NMT events nationwide and internationally each year for the healthcare industry.

As an internationally recognized speaker on such topics as chronic pain and myofascial dysfunction, DeLany has served as a presenter or keynote speaker at numerous conventions and conferences in various fields of medicine. She is a published author and currently serves as Associate Editor for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies in addition to being a contributing writer to numerous publications.

“It is an amazing honor to have a spotlight placed on my life work and gratifying to realize that there are those who believe it has made a significant impact,” stated DeLany. “All the same, I am just a small piece in the big picture. I wholeheartedly share this with the sponsors, office and teaching staff, chapters, companies, and host of others who have supported my projects and educational venues for three decades. Together, with no doubt, we have made a difference.”

 

About the American Massage Therapy Association

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is one of the largest non-profit, professional associations serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. AMTA provides its members with strong benefits in the profession. It promotes massage to the public, the health care community and other important groups. It works for fair licensing of massage in all states and actively supports research. AMTA is governed by massage therapists, and it provides a wealth of local and national networking and continuing education opportunities.

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 one hundred countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. The Company’s product offering includes an innovative line of market-leading topical analgesics, professional massage products 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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