Akron, Ohio – February 5, 2013 – The seventeen individuals appointed to the Thera-Band® Academy’s 2013 Scientific Advisory Board, known as TRAC, exemplify diversity in both disciplines and cultures representing five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training and massage therapy.

Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, Director of Thera-Band Academy, said, “I’m very proud of the distinguished group we’ve built with TRAC. This is our fifteenth year of collaborative research projects that help clinicians make evidence-informed decisions when using Thera-Band and Biofreeze® products. It’s amazing to have such as diverse group make this one-year commitment to work together to contribute to this body of knowledge.”

2013 Scientific Advisory Board Members –

• Lacy Alexander, PhD, Penn State University, University Park, 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, Sport & Spine Rehab / Sport & Spine Athletics, Rockville, MD, USA

• Bryan Bond, DC, University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, KS, 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

• Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS, Physiotherapy Associates, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

• Jeff Forman, PhD, NCTMB, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, USA

• Jay Greenstein, DC, Sport & Spine Rehab / Sport & Spine Athletics, Fort Washington, MD, USA

• Andre Labbe, PT, Total Package Performance, New Orleans, LA, USA

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• Michael Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA

• Robert Topp, PhD, RN, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, USA

• Timothy Tyler, PT, MS, ATC, Pro Sports PT, Scarsdale, NY, USA

• Leo Y.L. Wang, PT, MPH, PhDc, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

• Kathleen Wolin, ScD, FACSM, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA

About the Academy

The Thera-Band® Academy was formed to scientifically document the benefits of resistance exercise and pain relief, guide the company in its development of new products and exercise programs, and to promote therapeutic exercise and pain management through professional and consumer education. The Academy web site is a unique resource that connects healthcare professionals and consumers to the ever growing body of knowledge on exercise. Registration is free and provides access to the largest database of rehab exercises, protocols, research and education in the world.

About Performance Health

Featuring leading brands like Thera-Band®, Biofreeze® and Pedigenix®, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, massage, podiatric and performance markets. In addition to market-leading products, Performance Health provides practice building support, evidence-based protocols, clinical and product education, turn-key dispensing and pain management solutions.