PHA-SAC2016-smallThe nineteen individuals appointed to Performance Health Academy’s 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) represent five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training, and massage therapy, exemplifying diversity in disciplines and cultures. The SAC meets once a year at its annual TRAC meeting to present research and findings on TheraBand, Biofreeze and Cramer Sports Medicine products.

2016 Scientific Advisory Committee Members –

  • 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, CSCS, Sport & Spine Rehab, Washington, DC, US
  • 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, BCTMB, Professor Emeritus, 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
  • 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
  • Gregory Stewart, MD, Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, New Orleans LA, USA
  • Robert Topp, PhD, RN, University of San Diego, 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 Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

“I’m very proud of the distinguished group serving as our advisory committee, now in its eighteenth year. At last year’s annual TRAC meeting, 23 research projects were presented,” stated Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Global Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health. “In addition to the significant body of research presented, last year’s members published over 21 papers and abstracts, including 11 collaborative projects during a twelve month period.

“Over the past 17 years, we have built tremendous synergy among prominent professionals with varied experiences, training and backgrounds. This diversity ensures a balanced blend of clinical and research data, and exposes different points of view from various disciplines and cultures,”concluded Dr. Page.

Click here to read the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee members’ bios.

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. The 2016 meeting is being held in Copenhagen Denmark in July 2016.

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