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Performance Health Supports Evidence-Based Practice with 17th Annual Research Meeting
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:44
Collaborative product research enables evidence-led decisions that benefit patients and clients

TRAC2015-group2AKRON, OH – August 31, 2015 – Performance Health held its 17th annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting (known as TRAC) in Vancouver, Canada. Seventeen researchers and clinicians, representing five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training, and massage therapy, presented their research on Performance Health products, including TheraBand®, Biofreeze® and Cramer® brands.

“Our Scientific Advisory Committee brings the latest research to us that helps clinicians make evidence-led decisions, which ultimately benefits patients and clients,” said Dr. Phil Page, Global Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health. “This group represents the commitment of Performance Health to research and education over the past 17 years.”

The 2015 Scientific Advisory Committee members are:
  • Lacy Alexander, PhD, Penn State University, State College, 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, SCS, CKTI, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS, Sport & Spine Rehab, Washington, DC, 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
  • Jeff Forman, PhD, BCTMB, Professor Emeritus, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, USA
  • Jay Greenstein, DC, Sport & Spine Rehab, Fort Washington, MD, USA
  • Barbara Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, USA
  • Andre Labbe, PT, Owner, Total Package Performance, LLC, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Michael Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
  • Mary Sanders,PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA
  • Robert Topp, PhD, RN,University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Timothy Tyler, MS, PT, ATC, PRO Sports Physical Therapy, Scarsdale, NY, USA
  • Michael Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, TP1-3, FAPTA, Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Leo Y.L. Wang, PT, MPH, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
The research presented at the annual meeting focused on TheraBand CLX™ Consecutive Loops and TheraBand Kinesiology Tape with XactStretch technology™. The CLX research concentrated on force characteristics of CLX Loops; biomechanical analysis of CLX exercises; integration of CLX Loops with deep tissue massage; and strengthening outcomes in fitness with CLX Loops.

The TheraBand Kinesiology Tape research focused on skin blood flow following kinesiology tape application; adhesive properties of kinesiology tapes; and the effectiveness of kinesiology tape in various patients.

About TRAC
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.

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 sixty countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. The Company’s product offering includes an innovative line of market-leading topical analgesics 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. 
ChiroHealthUSA Announces $10,000 Chiropractic Scholarship
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Written by Kristi Hudson   
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:19
Flowood, Mississippi—September 1, 2015This weekend at The National Convention and Expo, ChiroHealthUSA announced The Foxworth Family Scholarship in honor of President Dr. Ray Foxworth’s parents, Drs. Betty Pace Mathews and Charles Vernon Mathews. ChiroHealthUSA will award $10,000 to one chiropractic student each year and an additional $10,000 donation to the winning student’s chiropractic college.

Dr. Betty Pace Mathews worked as a CA for a local chiropractor before she was accepted into Chiropractic College. She worked as a vet tech by day and attended chiropractic school at night with an 8-year old Ray Foxworth sitting beside her. After graduation, she opened her practice in a small town in a state where chiropractic was not insured or even licensed yet. 

Dr. Betty Mathews was clearly an inspiration, but the desire to learn and the unwavering support of his father, Dr. Charles Mathews, has had a lasting impact on his son, too.  In fact, when Dr. Foxworth graduated from Chiropractic College in 1985 and sat for the National Boards, his father was right beside him taking and passing the Boards despite not being in Chiropractic College for many years. 

As a second-generation chiropractor, Dr. Foxworth did not originally plan to follow in his parent’s footsteps. Attending a state chiropractic convention in 1980, he heard his now long-time friend Dr. Sig Miller speak and it changed the course of his life. He packed up his young family, headed to Cleveland Chiropractic College, and never looked back. Over the next 30 years, he would be appointed by two governors to serve 12 years as the first chiropractor on the Mississippi State Board of Health, two of those years as chairman. He was given the opportunity to start the first chiropractic program in a Mississippi VA hospital and later became the founder and president of ChiroHealthUSA.

“It is important for me to give back to a profession that has meant so much to me and my family, not only as tribute to my parents, but as an opportunity for chiropractic students to follow in their footsteps,” Foxworth said.

Students may begin submitting applications immediately. The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2016. Winner notifications will go out on or before June 1, 2016, and the winner will be announced during The National Convention in Orlando in August of 2016.  Learn more at

 “We all belong to chiropractic,” said Foxworth, “and we all need to help, invest, and support the advancement of our profession.”

Founded in 2007, ChiroHealthUSA is a simple, compliant and profitable way for chiropractors to offer affordable care to their patients. 

Myo-Inositol - New from GENESTRA BRANDS
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 13:03
Myo-Inositol USNew from GENESTRA BRANDS, Myo-Inositol is an ovarian health support supplement that helps to promote healthy ovulatory activity and oocyte quality.*
Myo-inositol is a naturally occurring inositol isomer that helps promote the activities of the ovaries and healthy glucose metabolism. In a clinical trial, myo-inositol supplementation with folic acid better promoted hormonal balance, menstrual regularity, and insulin sensitivity, when compared with the placebo folic acid treatment.*

Myo-Inositol from GENESTRA BRANDS provides 4 g of myo-inositol per daily serving to support overian and reproductive system function.* Available in a gluten-free, dairy-free powder format, Myo-Inositol mixes easily with water or juice.

For more information on Myo-Inositol, please visit

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Dr. Valerio Pasqua Named Trustee Emeritus by NYCC Board of Trustees
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 23 July 2015 23:39
Seneca Falls: At its meeting on June 27, 2015, New York Chiropractic College’s (NYCC) Board of Trustees honored Valerio Pasqua, DC, by electing him to the position of Trustee Emeritus. Dr. Pasqua joins Drs. Lewis Bazakos, Richard Carnival, and Nathan Novak, previously elected to this position in recognition of exemplary knowledge, skills, abilities, and outstanding service to the College.

dr-pasquaTrustee Emeritus is an honorary lifetime designation bestowed by the Board of Trustees upon a very few select individuals. Dr. Pasqua graduated from the Chiropractic Institute of New York in 1951 and maintained an active practice in the Bronx for many years. He served as a valued member of NYCC’s Board of Trustees from 1995 through 2007. According to Board Chair, Dr. John Rosa, “Dr. Pasqua's passion and experience when he served on the Board was so valuable to all of us. The Trustee Emeritus is a fitting recognition.”

Dr. Pasqua was a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) throughout his professional practice, serving a term as president of NYSCA. Deeply committed to chiropractic education, he served as a commissioner and vice chairman of the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education.

He was honored by being selected as a Fellow of the American College of Chiropractors, the International College of Chiropractors, and the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Reflecting on Dr. Pasqua’s extraordinary service, Dr. Frank J. Nicchi noted, “Dr. Pasqua is considered a pioneer in the chiropractic profession who dedicated his career to the advancement of chiropractic. His outstanding commitment, service, and support of NYCC indeed merit this special acknowledgement.”
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 10 July 2015 23:29
Sponsorship of Virginia Commonwealth Games Highlighting Benefits of Chiropractic to General Public

ROANOKE, Virginia — For the second consecutive year, Foot Levelers is a sponsor of the Virginia Amateur Sports Commonwealth Games, which are being held July 17-19 throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Foot Levelers is proudly serving as a sponsor of the Games as a whole, and also as the primary sponsor of the fast-pitch softball and All-Star baseball events.
footleverslogo2With over 10,000 athletes expected to participate in over 55 events, the Virginia Commonwealth Games offer Foot Levelers an opportunity to convey the benefits of Chiropractic care to a large, active audience. One of the largest events of its kind in the United States, the Virginia Commonwealth Games aim at “inspiring wellness and competition” and does so by involving participants of all skill levels and all age ranges.
During the opening ceremonies on July 17th in Salem, Virginia, Foot Levelers has the chance to reach a very large portion of the 10,000 participants to educate them on the benefits of conservative care, such as Chiropractic treatment. In addition to exhibiting its line of functional orthotics and custom orthotic flip-flops, Foot Levelers is also offering a list of Chiropractic professionals throughout Virginia that participants can contact for their healthcare needs.
“The Commonwealth Games provide Foot Levelers a fantastic opportunity to continue its role as a champion of the virtues of Chiropractic care,” commented Senior Vice President Dawn Galbraith. “This is partnership that allows us to help people live more active and healthy lives, in a setting that celebrates personal goal achievement.”
This marks the 26th year Virginia Amateur Sports, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has organized the Commonwealth Games. This year sports range from basketball to pickleball, from swimming to ultimate Frisbee. This year’s special guest speaker is Dot Richardson, a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist softball player.
For more information on the 2015 Virginia Commonwealth Games, visit And to learn more about Foot Levelers functional orthotics and the role they play in healthy living, visit
Foot Levelers, Inc.
Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s exclusive provider of individually designed functional orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for over 63 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or play. 
Visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@FootLevelers) to learn more about Foot Levelers, Inc.

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