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Performance Health Launches Enhanced Research and Exercise Website
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 22 June 2015 17:51
Akron, Ohio–June 19, 2015–Performance Health, a leader in rehabilitation, fitness and wellness products, today announced the relaunch of, formerly This free and enhanced US-audience site provides users with improved functionality and enhanced features. In addition to focusing on TheraBand, the Academy will now begin to offer resources for Performance Health’s growing portfolio of interconnected brands, including Active Ankle® braces, Biofreeze® pain reliever, Bon Vital'® massage topicals, Cramer® sports medicine, and Thera°Pearl® hot/cold wraps. To avoid confusion, the website will reference both Performance Health Academy and TheraBand Academy during the transition.
PHAcademy Logo StackedThe Academy website is a unique resource that connects healthcare professionals and consumers to the ever growing body of knowledge on exercise, research, and techniques related to Performance Health products. Registration is free and, in addition to our new content, the site continues to provide access to the largest database of TheraBand exercises, protocols, research and education in the world.

“The Academy warehouses the evidence to support clinically-proven Performance Health products. The site’s content, which is provided and reviewed by healthcare professionals and researchers, adds value to the patient/healthcare provider relationship and encourages connectivity and communication,” stated Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Global Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health. “In addition to accessing research, professionals can use the site to create customized exercise programs that can be printed or emailed to their patients and clients. With almost 2,000 references and over 800 exercises available, there is truly not another resource like this.” has been enhanced as outlined below. You can watch a demonstration video at
  • By adding a functional activity drop-down menu (called ‘Function’) to the exercise search tool, users can more easily locate an exercise by searching common movements.
  • By adding a Techniques tab to the home page, users can easily find clinical techniques, such as those for kinesiology tape.
  • By including techniques to the exercise program building and printing capability, patients now have a fuller set of tools and instructions to take home.
  • By adding an Evidence Based Practice search category to the research tab, users can filter for specific research that supports the use of Performance Health products.

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'® and Thera°Pearl® brand names.
Foot Levelers Welcomes Two New Seminar Speakers
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 11:55
Drs. Alicia Yochum and Patrick Kennedy Added for 2015 Fall Lineup

ROANOKE, Virginia — Foot Levelers is proud to announce the addition of two new Chiropractic professionals to the list of speakers on its 2015 Fall Seminar series schedule. Dr. Alicia Yochum and Dr. Patrick Kennedy have been added to the Foot Levelers speaker lineup and will both begin traveling for the functional orthotics company in September.

footleverslogo2Dr. Alicia Yochum is currently a Diagnostic Imaging Resident at Logan College of Chiropractic, having served the role for over three years. Yochum holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan and is also a Registered Nurse, having earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Point Loma Nazarene University. Yochum has extensive experience on the Chiropractic lecture circuit, having focused on Radiology with her father Dr. Terry Yochum.

Dr. Patrick Kennedy has owned his own Chiropractic clinic since 1991. He and his wife started their practice after they both graduated from Texas Chiropractic College. Kennedy, an expert on Nutrition, is also a 1986 graduate of the University of Florida, where he was a nine-time All-American swimmer and eighth-place finisher in the 200-meter butterfly at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Yochum and Kennedy join a group of Foot Levelers speaks that already includes Dr. Kevin Wong, Dr. Brian Jensen, Dr. Mark Charrette, and Dr. Tim Maggs. Rejoining the Foot Levelers lineup in fall of 2015 are Drs. Kelle Plotner and Mitch Mally.

The complete Foot Levelers 2015 Fall Seminar series schedule, along with topics, dates and locations will be released in the near future. Foot Levelers has once again partnered with several Chiropractic colleges to offer 12 Continuing Education Units for each of the fall events.

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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. 

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Dr. George B. Curry Becomes 18th President of ICA
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Monday, 08 June 2015 21:34
George B. Curry, DC, DACS, FICA, LCP (hon) recently stepped forward to serve as the 18th President of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). A 1982 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Curry was sworn into office by Dr. Selina Sigafoose-Jackson, ICA Secretary-Treasurer, on May 1, 2015 at the 89th ICA Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia.
curry-georgeDr. Curry brings an impressive range of organizational and management skills, political insights and clinical experience to his new leadership position with ICA, including active roles in his local and professional communities and also a profound commitment to service. He has energetically contributed to the growth and leadership of the Connecticut Chiropractic Council (CCC), most recently holding the position of Chairman of the Board. Committed to professional development and education in chiropractic, he has served as an Extended Faulty member for Palmer College, Logan College, Life University and The University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College. 
Dr. Curry stated in his inaugural comments to the ICA leadership at its 2015 Annual Meeting that: 

"The chiropractic profession is facing a critical time and never before have clarity and clear-cut communications been more urgent. It is my intention to significantly enhance ICA's communications, both within the profession and to the public at large. The ICA will continue to anchor its policies and actions in chiropractic's timeless and proven principles while applying cutting edge strategies and technologies. We recognize the unique service of vertebral subluxation detection and correction that only the chiropractic profession can provide, and its role in worldwide optimal health expression. We are committed to focusing on and advancing principled chiropractic as the powerful force in health care it must be, in order to meet the needs of patients of all ages in communities around the world."
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Curry has also served outside the US, performing Chiropractic Mission work in Poland. He is active in patient and public education including regular appearances as a syndicated television host for "Today's Health". Dr. Curry has provided chiropractic care to many professional athletes and entertainers and has served as a team chiropractor for multiple professional teams including basketball and football. 
Repeatedly acknowledged for his extensive contributions to the profession and his record of dedicated service, Dr. Curry's many recognitions include being honored as ICA Representative Assemblyman of the Year in 1997, as Chiropractor of the Year by the Connecticut Chiropractic Council in 2000, and with the ICA Leadership and Services Award in 2013. Dr. Curry's professional affiliations include recognition as a Distinguished Fellow of the ICA and receiving the FICA Dedicated Service Award in 2010, as well as being inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious Palmer College Academy in 2009. 
Dr. Curry lives and practices in Windsor, CT with his wife Kerry and their 7 children. His oldest son and daughter are Palmer College graduates and his youngest son and daughter are chiropractic students. 
The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is the oldest continuously active international chiropractic organization in the world. Founded in 1926 by Dr. B.J. Palmer, the ICA represents thousands of practitioners, educators, students and lay persons, and supports and advances the interests of chiropractic, chiropractors, and the patients they serve through advocacy, research, and education. Throughout its long history, the ICA has continued to educate and inform the public, other health care professions, and health policy makers on the principles and definitions of chiropractic to foster clarity for a broader understanding and acceptance of the profession as a distinct healing philosophy, science and art.
Kareo and Medicfusion Partner to Support Chiropractic Practices
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Monday, 25 May 2015 19:34
Strategic Partnership provides chiropractic offices with specialty-specific, cloud-based solutions to improve workflow efficiency, care delivery and financial performance

Kareo, the leading provider of cloud-based medical office software for independent medical practices, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Medicfusion, a provider of electronic health record (EHR) software solutions built specifically for chiropractors, by chiropractors. 

medicfusionMedicfusion's chiropractic-focused EHR will integrate with Kareo's suite of billing and practice management (PM) solutions to help chiropractic offices optimize workflow and improve billing processes. 

"We are excited to partner with Medicfusion as we expand our offerings to the chiropractic space," said Dan Rodrigues, founder and CEO of Kareo. "Chiropractic offices are increasingly moving to concierge or cash-only models of care due to the complexities associated with submitting insurance claims and increasing regulatory mandates. However, with an integrated PM and billing solution, chiropractors will have the tools they need to run an agile practice that is able to efficiently serve both insurance and cash-based patients."

Through this partnership, Medicfusion's customers will gain access to key functionalities from Kareo including automated patient scheduling, appointment reminders, secure messaging, insurance eligibility checks, enhanced claims submissions, customized patient encounter forms and online payment services.

kareo-logo"There is a significant need for an integrated solution that can handle not only the clinical aspects of an office, but also meets a chiropractor's unique administrative and financial demands," said Dean Rottinghaus, DC; Founder of Medicfusion EMR. "Partnering with Kareo allows us to provide what we believe to be the most robust EHR/PM solution for chiropractors. Our integrated system will give clients the freedom to focus on care, while improving patient engagement and ensuring financial stability in a vastly evolving healthcare landscape."

Medicfusion is the latest specialty EHR addition to Kareo Marketplace, a curated listing of cloud-based applications and value-added services to support small practices. All solutions offered in Kareo Marketplace can be seamlessly integrated with and build upon Kareo's medical office software platform. Marketplace currently provides a selection of EHR partners that cover the unique requirements of more than 15 medical specialties.  

About Kareo
Kareo is the only cloud-based medical office software and services platform purpose-built for small practices. At Kareo, we believe that, with the right tools and support, small practices can do big things. We offer an integrated solution of products and services designed to help physicians get paid faster, run their business smarter, and provide better care. Our practice management software, billing services, and free, award-winning fully certified EHR help more than 30,000 medical providers more efficiently manage the business and clinical sides of their practice. Kareo has received extensive industry recognition, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 500/5000, Forbes Top 100 Most Promising Companies, and Black Book #1 Integrated EHR, Practice Management and Billing Vendor. Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Kareo mission is to help providers spend their time focused on patients, not paperwork. For more information, visit

About Medicfusion
Medicfusion, a subsidiary of VSS Medical Technologies, Inc. is a certified EHR for Chiropractors. Since its inception in 2002, Medicfusion has been focused on providing a certified EHR to professionals seeking an easy-to-use paperless system with superior customer support. Medicfusion has an extensive range of features including: automated workflows, patient web portal, electronic prescribing, electronic payments, clinical documentation (SOAP notes), comprehensive reporting, online training resources, etc. To learn more about Medicfusion, please visit

VSS is a healthcare company that invests in leading edge healthcare technologies. VSS has a growing install base across North America and offers a growing number of specialty applications, enterprise solutions and professional services. VSS caters to the unique needs of specialty practitioners and invests in strong, complementary healthcare software applications and technology solutions.

You can find out more information about VSS at
ACASC Chiropractors Attend to Medical Needs of Nearly 600 Athletes at 40th National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:38
ACASC-logoBerkeley, California (May 8, 2015) – More than a dozen chiropractors representing the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC) recently attended to the medical needs of nearly 600 athletes participating in the 40th National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships held from April 4 – 5 at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. Hosted by the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA), this highly-prestigious event serves as a qualifier for the 2015 USA Taekwondo National Championships and the 2015 U.S. National Collegiate Taekwondo Team, which will represent the nation at the Summer World University Games (SWUG) in Gwangju, Korea this summer.

"These are superb athletes fighting with great intensity in an attempt to rise to the next level of national and then international competition," says NCTA Medical Director Dr. Sherri LaShomb, who is also the former president of  the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC). "The potential for serious injury is always there. Head trauma, concussions, fractures, contusions and sprains are common. Our doctors oversaw the care of these participants while in the midst of competition. This involved treating injuries as well as determining the ability to physically continue matches once the referees asked for an expert medical opinion. This is an incredibly important medical evaluation, especially for an athlete hoping one day to participate on the world stage.

"That's why the NCTA asked us to participate. Everyone on our team has extensive sports medicine experience having worked everything from the Olympics and Olympic trials to national and international championships in a variety of sports. Plus, we are trained to quickly and accurately evaluate the athlete and then provide care that ranges from chiropractic adjustments to the treatment of soft tissue injuries and first aid care."

During the two-day event, many of the chiropractors stationed as mat doctors providing medical attention to the more than 500 participants competing on eight separate mats throughout the Championships. Under tournament rules, referees are required to stop the match and request the medical opinion of the attending mat doctor after an injury occurs. It is then the responsibility of the professional to evaluate, stabilize and determine the extent of the injury within the one-minute break.

"It's a fast-paced environment that requires expert skills," adds Shapiro of Old Bridge, New Jersey. "Within 60 seconds, you have to identify the severity of the problem and then decide if the contestant can continue. There is a lot at stake. Not only the immediate welfare of the athlete, but also their status on the day, which can directly affect their ranking going forward. Every decision is made based solely on the participant's best interests. Experience is so important because the wrong call can cost the individual in so many different ways."

Dr. Shapiro along with his chiropractic colleagues based throughout the Northeast were invited to join the official medical staff of the National Championships by Dr. LaShomb based on their long-standing sports chiropractic backgrounds . These included Dr. Len Ershow of Princeton, New Jersey; Dr. William Bonsall of Westfield, New Jersey; Dr. Marc P. Jaffe of Summit, New Jersey; Dr. Robin Linster of Doylestown, Pa.; Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow of Rockville, Md.:  Dr. Joshua Cole of Gainesville, Va.;  Dr. R. Eric Brennan of King of Prussia, Pa.;  Dr. Kirsten Grove of Tysons, Va.;  Dr. Charlotte Fletcher of Wilmington, Del.;  Dr. Jenn Davis of Calverton, Md.; and Dr. Casha Smith of Silver Spring, Md. Others also serving on the medical staff at this year's 40th National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships were Nurse Practitioner Nina Anderson of Wilmington, Dela.; Athletic Trainer Chelise Strickland of Newark, Dela.; and  Paramedic Linda Buell of New York, Ny.

"Attending high-level athletic events as a medical provider always accompanies a sense of accomplishment," explains Dr. Jaffe. "Helping to ensure that the athletes participate in a safe environment, not only enhances the chances for their success, but also leaves me feeling better skilled than when I started. Working alongside so many talented and experienced doctors is always a worthwhile win-win situation."

"These are extremely determined athletes performing at the highest intensity," concludes Dr. Lee-Pow. "The pace is lightning fast with action that is both incredibly acrobatic and brutal. Sometimes, we were asked to attend to the needs of four mats simultaneously. You constantly had to be on your toes. But, it's immensely rewarding to play even a small role in the development of these young athletes, many of whom will soon be on the world stage."

In addition to organizing the medical staff for this past competition, Dr. LaShomb is also charged with compiling the medical personnel needed to support upcoming NCTA national events including the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships . All ACASC members interested in being named to future NCTA medical staffs should contact Dr. LaShomb at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA)
The National Collegiate Taekwondo Association was formed in 1970 by collegiate martial arts instructors working to promote Taekwondo in colleges and universities and to create a better understanding of the culture and philosophy of Taekwondo. Its mission is to continually promote, foster and broaden activities in colleges and universities through quality instruction and coaching. For more information please visit

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