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The Pettibon System® Announces NEW CEO Chad O’Mealy
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 17:32
omealychad2CHEHALIS, Washington, (August 5, 2013) – The Pettibon System® the trusted leader in spinal correction, today announced the appointment of Chad O’Mealy as its Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2013. Mr. O’Mealy has served as our Operations Consultant for the past four years and brings more than 19 years of experience in business management.

“Chad’s expertise and leadership with our team has been greatly appreciated these past four years.” said Sharon Freese-Pettibon, President. “He is an excellent business man and has been working closely with our team to anticipate trends and open up new doors. Chad knows the power of the Pettibon System first hand as a patient and family member. He has worked closely with Dr. Pettibon and myself for many years. We are thrilled to make this official.”

Here is a sneak peak of what is to come. Mr. O’Mealy released this statement, “The Pettibon System® and entities are responsible for improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals across the globe and are in greater demand than ever before. The number one problem plaguing individuals today is back pain and the holistic System of spine and posture correction created by my parents Dr. Burl Pettibon and Sharon Freese- Pettibon is poised to have a greater, further reaching impact than ever before. When our doctors spoke and needed better, faster support, The Pettibon System listened and created national distribution channels to assure our Doctors had what they need when they needed it. As holistic care and home patient care continue on the rise in emerging countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore and all across Asia and Europe so does the demand of our PROVEN methods of reversing and restoring spinal deviations. I am honored to assist my parents in their lifelong endeavor to rid individuals of pain and will continue to support the demands of people all over the globe by delivering what we promise, a proven spine and posture correction system.

About Pettibon
The Pettibon System® is a comprehensive rehabilitation system for the spine's hard and soft tissues. It is known to take patients out of surgery consideration, eliminate their pain and get them back to their activities of daily living within a few weeks. It uses x-rays for diagnosis, assessing progress, and proof of treatment effectiveness. It tests each patient's ability to respond to care, and practitioners train patients in home care for faster correction and lasting results. Practitioners from around the world have introduced Pettibon Rehabilitation into their practices providing pain relief, correction and tools for patients to use to maintain their health. To find out more, please visit
Logan University Appoints Director and Dean
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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 15:14

(ST. LOUIS--) Sherri A. Cole, PhD, has been named the dean of Logan University’s College of Health Sciences. She will report to Dr. Carl Saubert, Logan’s vice president of academic affairs. The College of Health Sciences grants Master of Science degrees in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and in Nutrition and Human Performance, as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Life Science and in Human Biology. The College also offers undergraduate coursework through an Accelerated Science Program.
colesherridrBefore joining Logan, Dr. Cole spent six years as the dean of allied health and professional development at Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Canton, Ohio. While in that position, she developed the school’s allied health division within the Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She was also an associate professor on the Aultman faculty and taught radiation physics. She was director of radiology at Aultman Hospital from 2001 to 2007 and, prior to that time, worked for several hospitals in Ohio as a registered radiologic technologist and mammographer. She is a decorated military veteran.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Dr. Cole’s experience as our dean of the college of health sciences,” said Logan President Dr. Clay McDonald. “She is a great addition to our academic
management team.”

Dr. Cole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Malone University and a Master of Business Administration from Baker College of Graduate Studies. She received her PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences at Walden University where she graduated summa cum laude.

Dr. Cole has served as a consultant to the Chancellor of the state of Ohio, reviewing programs for the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR). She is a member of the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA), Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology, Inc (ACERT), and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Inc. (AEIRS).


(ST. LOUIS--) David B. Parish, DC, CSCS, DACBSP, has been named the new director of Logan University’s BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, located on the school’s St. Louis area campus. He replaces Laney Nelson, DC, DACBSP, who founded the center in 2006 and is retiring from Logan. Dr. Parish will report to Michael Wittmer, DC, Logan chief of staff.

Logan’s sports and rehabilitation center provides student interns with training in the management of injuries in a clinical setting and is part of the clinical training in sports injury management for Logan’s Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation degree. The center follows the "total body concept of wellness" that augments manipulative treatment strategies to accelerate patient recovery and wellness.

parishdaviddrDr. Parish has extensive experience in chiropractic sports injury care and rehabilitation including work as a team physician with professional, college and high school sports teams. He served as one of the Team USA physicians at the ParaPan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2011 and the Paralympics in London in 2012. He holds a Diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians (ABCSP) and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Dr. Parish also holds the International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD) from the International 

Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) as well as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach from USA Weightlifting.

“I started teaching in Logan’s Postgraduate program years ago and have always been impressed by the school’s academic and clinical leadership,” said Dr. Parish. “Taking over the reins of Logan’s sports and rehabilitation center is a great opportunity because it enables me to combine my love of sports medicine and chiropractic in a clinical teaching environment.”

Logan President Dr. Clay McDonald added, “We are very fortunate that someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Dr. Parish will be following in Dr. Nelson’s footsteps as the director of the BIOFREEZE Sports & Rehabilitation Center at Logan. Dr. Nelson has done an incredible job in creating this nationally recognized program and I am confident Dr. Parish will build on that success.”

For the past 17 years, Dr. Parish has been affiliated with National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Ill., where he was an assistant professor of clinical practice. Since 2006, he has served as National’s dean of clinics and is also member of the faculty at National’s Lincoln College of Postprofessional Graduate & Continuing Education. He was in private practice in Illinois for 13 years and in Indiana for nine years.

Dr. Parish earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from DePauw University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from National. He graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National in 1984. In 2012, he secured his Master of Science degree in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minn.

Dr. Parish is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injury, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the United States Olympic Committee – Sports Medicine Society.

About Logan University
Established in 1935, Logan University prepares students to succeed in the integrated health care marketplace. Logan’s flagship Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program is complemented by our College of Health Sciences, which offers a Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition & Human Performance. Logan also offers undergraduate coursework through the Accelerated Science Program, which offers a quick-delivery of undergraduate courses to meet the chiropractic program prerequisite requirements and to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology or in Life Science. The master’s degrees and undergraduate coursework are offered in both online or in an on-campus format at our Chesterfield campus, just minutes from downtown St. Louis. To learn more about one of the largest chiropractic colleges in North America, visit
Study Shows Topical Analgesic as Effective as Electrical Stimulation TENS at Reducing Low Back Pain
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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:12
Akron, Ohio – July 31, 2013 – Clinical researchers at Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation in Rockville, MD, recently compared Biofreeze topical analgesic and transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (TENS) treatments in patients with low back pain.

backextentionexerciseThe study showed that Biofreeze Pain Reliever was as effective as TENS treatment in reducing pain. However, the researchers, noting the potential differences in treatment cost (the average retail cost of Biofreeze is significantly lower than that of the TENS unit), suggested it would be a prudent choice to incorporate Biofreeze Pain Reliever as a replacement for TENS.1

The researchers presented their findings at the 2013 ACC-RAC conference in Washington DC and their abstract was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education.

“Back pain is a constant threat to an individual’s confidence and desire to continue with a training or rehab program, so the first step in any rehab program is to manage and control that pain,” stated Dr. Barton N. Bishop, Chief Clinical Officer of Sport and Spine Rehab. “Our intent with this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Biofreeze Pain Reliever, a low cost topical analgesic as compared to TENS, to determine how we could get the best outcomes at the lowest cost for the patient. Based on our past Biofreeze effectiveness studies, we were not surprised to see that Biofreeze and TENS had statistically similar outcomes for pain, disability and fear avoidance. As we state in the study’s conclusion, we believe Biofreeze is a cost effective prudent replacement for TENS treatment. ”

biofreezeTwenty-two patients suffering with low back pain were randomly assigned to either Biofreeze treatments or TENS treatments in addition to a standardized rehabilitation program including exercise and manual therapy. The researchers found that both treatment groups significantly reduced their pain, disability, and fear avoidance behavior at similar levels. “In this day and age of evidence-based, cost- conscious care, it is critical to perform clinical research to help create best practices and best outcomes,” added Dr. Jay Greenstein, CEO of Sport and Spine Rehab. “Understanding how we can effectively integrate Biofreeze into our patients’ treatment plans to maximize their response to care and reduce their out of pocket costs is good for every patient and good for the healthcare system at large.”

Background: TENS or transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation is a common method of pain reduction used by rehabilitation professionals. Clinically used and recommended Biofreeze Pain Reliever uses USP-grade menthol as its active ingredient to provide reliable short-term pain relief. One theory to explain how TENS and Biofreeze topical analgesic decrease pain is the gate control theory. The gate control theory suggests that specific nerve stimulation over-rides painful nerve signals to the brain, thus reducing the perception of pain.

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.

  1. Greenstein et al. Evaluation of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation vs. Biofreeze in the treatment of back pain. (Abstract). 2013. J Chiropr Ed. 27(1):90-91.
Disclosure: Performance Health provided product for this study.
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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:04
New Shoes from Brooks, Acorn, Florsheim, and Clarks Added to Foot Levelers’ Catalog

ROANOKE, VirginiaFoot Levelers has announced the addition of 11 new shoes to its 2013 Fall Catalog, bringing the company’s total number of shoe offerings to 50. Foot Levelers offers a wide range of men’s and women’s shoes to meet a variety of needs including dress, casual, and active.

footlevelers240Offered for the first time this fall are the following shoes:
  • Brooks AdrenalineTM GTS 14 (men’s and women’s active)
  • Brooks AddictionTM 11 (men’s and women’s active)
  • Acorn Sheepskin Sport Mule® (women’s casual)
  • Acorn Sheepskin Sport Tie® (men’s casual)
  • Acorn Crossroads Mule® (women’s casual)
  • Acorn Rambler Mule® (men’s casual)
  • Florsheim Shuttle Bike SlipTM (men’s dress)
  • Florsheim Shuttle Bike OxTM (men’s dress)
  • Clarks Sugar ZestTM (women’s dress)
In addition to Brooks, Acorn, Florsheim, Clarks, and its own CAOSTM line, Foot Levelers also offers shoes from New Balance, Keen, and Naot. With its complete lineup, Foot Levelers presents footwear that provides proper support for every lifestyle and helps put the body into balance. Foot Levelers offers the shoes with or without its individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics.

Foot Levelers, Inc.
Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s exclusive provider of individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for over 60 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.
Sherman Chiropractic Student Crowned Ms. United States
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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:59
missusa2Future chiropractor and Sherman College of Chiropractic student Jennifer Jones has been crowned Ms. United States. Jones, who represented the state of North Carolina in the national pageant, won the title July 7 in Washington, D.C.
Jones, 28, is a third-year student at Sherman College and expects to graduate in September 2014. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Limestone College in South Carolina and is now completing her clinical internship at Sherman. She is the daughter of Troy and Karan Jones, of Cleveland County, NC, and has a younger brother, J.T.
Sherman College Dean of Student Affairs LaShanda Hutto Harris says the college is thrilled to have one of its students crowned. “We know she will be a wonderful representative for her country, her college and her future profession of chiropractic,” Harris said. “We eagerly anticipate the awareness her platform, ‘Back to Health: Chiropractic Care,’ will bring for the chiropractic profession.”
missusa3Jones’ platform gives her the opportunity to share the chiropractic message across the country. A high school and college athlete, Jones says she has always been interested in health care and performance. Working as an athletic trainer in high school confirmed that interest and led her to explore chiropractic. She said her schedule over the next year will include a number of nationwide appearances and modeling opportunities.
“I am so absolutely grateful and speechless for all the blessings that have been bestowed on me,” Jones says. “The ball is rolling on this fabulous opportunity. This next year will be the best of my life.”
Jones competed against 38 other women from other states for the Ms. United States title. According to the organization’s website, the pageant is for women between the ages of 26 and 55 who are single, widowed or divorced. Contestants are judged based on a personal interview, an on stage question, and swimsuit and evening wear competitions.
Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit or call 800-849-8771.

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