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Performance Health Partners with Advances in Clinical Education
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 01:06
Educational alliance supports enhancements in clinicians’ assessment and treatment, ultimately better serving the consumer/patient.

AKRON, OH – October 6, 2015 – Performance Health is proud to announce an educational partnership with Advances in Clinical Education, a leader in continuing education for rehabilitation providers. The partnership greatly benefits rehab patients through better clinical assessment and treatment with innovative therapeutic techniques, enabled by world-class rehabilitative tools.

voight-CXL“Rehab is only as good as your assessment,” stated Dr. Phil Page, Global Director of Research and Education for Performance Health. “Understanding a patient’s quality of movement and pain is essential for developing an effective treatment of exercise, which is why this educational partnership makes perfect sense. It allows clinicians to seamlessly tie assessment and treatment together and better utilize our TheraBand® rehab products.”

Advances in Clinical Education is a provider of the SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) and FMS (Functional Movement Screening) as well as numerous other hands-on courses that expose clinicians to research-based information and resulting successful patient outcomes.

All participants in Advances for Clinical Education’s SFMA courses receive and learn how to use the new TheraBand® CLX™ Consecutive Loops. “Our patent-pending innovation has changed the rehab game by combining multiple exercise tools in one portable, lightweight and effective package. By connecting the upper and lower body in a single exercise and facilitating open hand exercises, holding objects with resistance, and completely hands-free exercises, CLX creates entirely new exercise possibilities for movement correction exercise,” continued Page.

“The goal of this partnership is to give clinicians opportunities to easily learn the latest in assessment and treatment. Physical therapists and other hands-on healthcare providers now have the opportunity to learn effective new exercise interventions for patients with a variety of diagnoses,” added Dr. Michael Voight, co-founder of Advances in Clinical Education. “The tools and techniques we teach on the weekend can be effectively and efficiently implemented on Monday. This quickly validates that the clinician’s time with us was well spent.”

Upcoming SFMA Certification 2015 courses

  • October 10-11 - Little Rock, AK

  • October 16-17 - Syracuse, NY

  • October 30-31 - Amarillo, TX

  • November 7-8 - Oklahoma City, OK

  • November 14-15 - Summerville, NJ

  • December 4-5 - Ontario, CA

Advances in Clinical Education has been providing quality post-professional education courses since 1990. Dedicated to lifelong learning, their diverse faculty is nationally recognized, each having clinical specialization in their respective areas of expertise. This enables their unique ability to offer a continuum of courses modeled to meet the needs of practicing clinicians in a changing healthcare environment. In 1994 through an articulating agreement with the University of St Augustine, they established a collaborative certification in Sports Physical Therapy (STC). They continue to develop and enhance their courses because it is their belief that the pursuit of professional excellence encompasses a lifetime of continued learning integrated into clinical practice.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a global consumer branded health, wellness and self-care company. The Performance Health brands include Biofreeze®, TheraBand®, Cramer®, Bon Vital'®, and Thera°Pearl®, featuring a complementary product offering helping practitioners and patients relieve pain, accelerate recovery, grow stronger, improve performance and enhance quality of life for nearly 100 years.

ChiroTouch Offers “The Experience”—Its Second Ever Client-Centered User Conference
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 00:12
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San Diego, CA—September 29th, 2015—ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, is pleased to offer “The Experience,” its second ever User Conference, which will be held on November 6th and 7th, 2015, in Phoenix, AZ.

“ChiroTouch takes our commitment to our clients very seriously,” said Robert Moberg, CEO of ChiroTouch. “That commitment goes beyond delivering industry-leading EHR software—we strive to provide the necessary support to help our clients build strong, efficient, and profitable practices.”

Registration is now open for The Experience—ChiroTouch Fall User Conference. This not-to-be-missed event covers both ChiroTouch and SmartCloud, as well as showcasing ChiroTouch’s integration partners that will help attendees with efficiency and growth of their practices. This unique, industry-leading event will be held in Phoenix, AZ, on Friday, November 6th, and Saturday, November 7th, 2015, at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. Register before October 17, 2015, to take advantage of a discounted rate. In addition, multiple people registering from the same company also will receive a discounted rate.

The Experience will include breakfast and lunch on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, a welcome reception, and a full day-and-a-half of sessions that will help attendees to get the most out of their software. Kathy Mills Chang will be sharing her insight on what everyone needs to know about ICD-10 and what to expect once it is implemented. ChiroTouch will also have trainers on hand to show the attendees how their software will make the ICD-10 transition easier. Other topics in this client-centric ChiroTouch and SmartCloud training include billing, meaningful use/EHR, scheduling, account review and maintenance, customizing macros, bullet touch, Q&A, and much more. More details on The Experience, including the full agenda and sponsors, can be viewed here.

“We’re thrilled to be able to dedicate The Experience to our clients,” added Moberg. “It’s the perfect opportunity to show our gratitude and provide our clients with the necessary information to maximize the benefits of their ChiroTouch and SmartCloud EHR software.”

ChiroTouch offers two ONC certified EHR chiropractic software systems, one cloud-based and one on premise. Both systems are designed from the ground up to maximize efficiencies for virtually every process, including patient self check-in, scheduling, SOAP notes, billing, interoffice communication and more. ChiroTouch has developed its HIPAA-compliant systems to drastically reduce the time it takes to perform tasks that chiropractors are already doing, thus giving chiropractors more time to see more patients—resulting in increased referrals, improved efficiencies, and a direct, measurable impact on practice profitability.

About ChiroTouch
ChiroTouch® is the premier provider of certified 2014 Edition Complete EHR chiropractic software technology solutions including ChiroTouch® Complete Practice Software and SmartCloud Chiropractic EHR Software. With industry-leading support, training, and compliance expertise, we partner with practices of every type to help them easily automate operations, improve patient care, and increase profitability. Visit
Lance Armstrong, DC Receives 2015 Humanitarian Award
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 24 September 2015 21:42
Award presented by Performance Health and the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA)

Akron, Ohio – September 9, 2015 – ­­­­­­Lance Armstrong, DC, was presented the 2015 Performance Health and Florida Chiropractic Association Humanitarian Award at the 2015 FCA National Convention & Expo held in Orlando, Florida in August.

FCA Humanitarian AwardPerformance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze®, Bon Vital'®, TheraBand, Cramer® and Thera°Pearl® health and wellness products, annually partners with the FCA to honor individuals who go above and beyond for their community in the spirit of giving back and making a difference in a humanitarian effort.

“I am grateful to the FCA for their work in protecting their members, educating the public and advocating to legislators. I’m also grateful to the FCA for partnering with Performance Health to honor humanitarians that give so much to others. This is a wonderful profession because of the service-minded people it attracts and the good that you collectively achieve,” stated Marshall Dahneke, Chief Executive Officer, Performance Heath. Mr. Dahneke had the pleasure of presenting the award to Dr. Armstrong.

“At first blush, not all may equate being a humanitarian with service in the Armed Forces, or serving those who serve us” continued Mr. Dahneke. “Yet I am so pleased that the FCA has chosen to recognize both; Dr. Armstrong is a veteran dedicated to serving active duty service members. He has given unselfishly and worked tirelessly to promote the Chiropractic profession and the Chiropractic promise; and by his example, he encourages and inspires us to do the same.”

Veteran Lance Armstrong received degrees from Brevard Community College, the University of Central Florida and Palmer College in Iowa. He has been recognized as the FCA’s Chiropractor of the Year, served as the FCA’s president and lives and practices in the Cocoa Beach area. He has distinguished himself by caring for and serving active duty personnel at Patrick Air Force Base. In addition to supporting those is active duty, he has demonstrated years of service to supporting veterans in need through the Stand Down intervention program, designed as outreach to homeless veterans. Dr. Armstrong also recognized the important work and impact of the Patriot Project. He is now the Patriot Project Director of Florida, which currently has 50 doctors providing care throughout the state.

Upon receiving the award, Dr. Armstrong said, “I am very humbled to receive this award, and I thank Performance Health for the donation to Patriot Project. To have Marshall Dahneke say such kind words in front of my peers was truly moving to the soul. Then to have Patriot Project founder Dr. Tim Novelli and key note speaker SSgt Shilo Harris (USA) also speak on my behalf was enough to test all cardiac muscle electrical conductivity.

“Please know how honored I am to be a Palmer College PO Adjunct Professor and the opportunity it provides to take interns to Stand Downs to assist homeless Veterans. I am also honored to be an FCA member and remain forever grateful to the FCA staff and its board of directors for all their accomplishments. I remain hopeful that one day all military and VA hospitals globally will have at least two DC's on staff,” concluded Dr. Armstrong.

“Dr. Armstrong continues to serve his country, his community and his profession in an outstanding way through the Patriot Project. He has engaged dozens of chiropractic students in the Stand Down program by showing them how they can reach out and improve lives even beyond the large circle of patients they will help in their professional careers,” added Debbie Brown, CEO, FCA. “Dr. Armstrong wants the best quality of life for America's active military and veterans and has made a real difference through his determined service. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Performance Health in presenting this award to one so deserving."

In addition to honoring Dr. Armstrong at the FCA National Convention, Performance Health provided a $1,000 contribution in his name to the Patriot Project.

The primary function of the Florida Chiropractic Association is for the protection and welfare of its individual members, regardless of philosophy, as well as education of the public concerning the chiropractic profession. The Florida Chiropractic Association advocates the position that chiropractic is a distinct and separate healing arts science.

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.

Image description – Left to Right - Marshall Dahneke, Chief Executive Officer, Performance Health; Shilo Harris, SSG, USA, Ret., Patriot Project Advisor; Tim Novelli, DC, Founder and President, Patriot Project; Lance Armstrong, DC, 2015 Humanitarian Award winner 
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 24 September 2015 21:31
Hayward, Calif. (September 3, 2015)– The local community joined today to celebrate the ground breaking of the $3M+ renovation projects at Life Chiropractic College West beginning with the Standard Process Assembly Hall.

01DSC 2319-240College President, Dr. Brian Kelly kicked off the ceremony by talking about the impact this development will have on the community. “We are doing these renovations first-and-foremost for our students. They deserve a fully updated facility that allows students to assemble in one place along with the staff and faculty. The new renovations will also provide a state-of-the-art health center where students will learn and intern and the college can provide valuable services to the community. It is an exciting time at Life West,” he said.

Other speakers included Justin Toal, President – Standard Process of Northern California, Inc., District Director Carolina Salazar, from the Office of Assemblymember Bill Quirk, Gus Gottschalk, Life West Board of Regents and Chair of the Facilities Committee, and Dr. Ron Oberstein, Life West Chairman of the Board of Regents.

00DSC 2337Many local organizations, financial institutions and government leaders played a role in developing this project. Partners in the project include: City of Hayward, Standard Process and The Bank of the West. The Assembly Hall was partially financed by Standard Process with a $500,000 donation to kick off the capital campaign.

Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s office presented Life Chiropractic College West with a recognition certificate to acknowledge the importance these campus renovations will have on the student body and on the larger community.

For more than 30 years, Life Chiropractic College West has been committed to creating a brighter future for humanity through its accredited doctor of chiropractic program. Known for its diversity in chiropractic techniques, Life West provides a well-balanced approach by integrating science, philosophy and business into education. To learn about how Life West is changing the face of health care today, visit
Nordic Naturals® Unveils Next Generation Fish Oil
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 24 September 2015 21:09
Powerful Oil Delivers 80% EPA+DHA, 90+% Triglycerides

Watsonville, California (September 9, 2015) Nordic Naturals, the #1 fish oil in the United States, has introduced its latest innovation—a breakthrough omega-3 oil. This ultra-concentrated EPA+DHA oil in the highly absorbable, triglyceride form is a first in the natural products channel.
nordic-naturals-omega“What makes this fish oil unique is the combination of very high concentration and superior absorption,” said Tone Larsen, Nordic Naturals Product Development Manager. Nordic Naturals delivers all products in the 90+% triglyceride form—the form in which omega-3s occur naturally in fish and which research confirms is better absorbed and utilized by the body.
“Obtaining EPA and DHA in higher concentrations in this highly bioavailable form will allow individuals and health care professionals to reduce deficiencies more quickly,” Larsen said. “It also gives us the ability to tailor products to meet personalized nutritional needs. For instance, we have developed a small, easy-to-take soft gel that’s convenient, but also has high EPA+DHA levels. We’re also able to offer   higher concentration omega-3s for extra support—but in fewer soft gels.”friend-of-the-sea
Friend of the Sea certified, the new oil will be offered in several products that launch this month:
    ProOmega® 2000: 2000 mg EPA+DHA per serving for increased benefits in fewer soft gels
    Postnatal Omega-3: First-of-its-kind EPA+DHA blend, with vitamin D3 in small soft gels for new moms
“This oil is an exciting achievement,” said Joar Opheim, Nordic Naturals CEO and Founder. “We’re constantly innovating, pushing the science, pushing the technology in order to continue to deliver on our promise to make the power of omega-3s accessible to everyone.”
Based in Watsonville, CA, Nordic Naturals is committed to delivering the world’s safest, most effective omega oils to help further its mission of correcting the global omega-3 deficiency. As a trusted supplement company, Nordic Naturals has responded to customer requests to provide additional products and also offers high-quality nutrients that, like omega-3s, are essential to health. Distributing to more than 35 countries, the company’s extensive portfolio includes over 200 products in a variety of flavors and formulations for adults, kids, athletes, and pets. Further information is available at Nordic Naturals’ website for health care professionals:

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