The new digital education hub will focus on research-driven content by clinicians, for clinicians.
Performance Health recently announced the Performance Health Academy, a content-rich resource that is built upon the foundation of the highly-respected TheraBand Academy. This new site supports Performance Health’s successful and continued brand growth with a greater variety of content targeted at a broader clinical audience.
The Performance Health Academy provides research, trends and articles targeted primarily to physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, athletic trainers and occupational therapists. It allows all users to gain insight into the best practices for using TheraBand products, such as CLXTM Consecutive Loops and Kinesiology Tape, and Biofreeze, TheraPearl, Cramer and Bon Vital’ products.
“We have always taken pride in delivering relevant, reliable and research-driven content, and that’s not changing with the launch of this new tool. We will continue to focus on what’s really important and are now able to do so for a wider audience and for more products,” stated Phil Page, Global Director of Research and Education. “At Performance Health, we have a long history of developing products that hold up to the scrutiny of evidence-based research and clinical practice, and we devote considerable resources toward a multi- disciplinary, multi-national research effort. Not merely validating applicable uses for existing products, the research community we support focuses on knowing what works and why. The Academy allows us to share our significant body of research and educate practitioners on the products, exercises, techniques and complete protocols the research yields.”
To kick off the Performance Health Academy launch, the brand has introduced its new TapeTuesday series, which presents kinesiology taping tips from experts in the fields of physical therapy, chiropractic and athletic training, as well as the latest research on the effectiveness of taping.
“With the increasing investment in kinesiology tape advertising and media coverage, patients come into their practitioners’ office with an expectation or hope that taping will be the ‘miracle drug’ they’ve been looking for,” added Page. “And for some, taping will provide benefit, but only when it is applied correctly, either for therapeutic or preventive treatments.
“Like most hot topics in the news, there is a lot of misinformation intermingled with good information out there. The objective of our TapeTuesday series is to get the best information on taping methods and research into the practitioner’s hands in an easily accessible and immediately implementable format,” he continued. “We’re aiming to make this a one-stop resource on kinesiology tape.”
Click here to subscribe to the TapeTuesday series.
In addition to this exciting news, Performance Health has announced its 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) appointments. The 19 individuals that make up the committee represent five countries, with 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, 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
- 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 Page. “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,” he concluded.
For more information about Performance Health, the Performance Health Academy, or the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee, please visit http://www.performancehealth.com/.