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Performance Health Announces 2013 Scientific Advisory Board Appointments

February 14, 2013

The seventeen individuals appointed to the Thera-Band® Academy’s 2013 Scientific Advisory Board, known as TRAC, exemplify diversity in both disciplines and cultures representing five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training and massage therapy.

Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, Director of Thera-Band Academy, said, “I’m very proud of the distinguished group we’ve built with TRAC. This is our fifteenth year of collaborative research projects that help clinicians make evidence-informed decisions when using Thera-Band and Biofreeze® products. It’s amazing to have such as diverse group make this one-year commitment to work together to contribute to this body of knowledge.”

2013 Scientific Advisory Board Members –

  • Lacy Alexander, PhD, Penn State University, University Park, 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, Sport & Spine Rehab / Sport & Spine Athletics, Rockville, MD, USA
  • Bryan Bond, DC, University of St. Mary,  Leavenworth, KS, 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, NCTMB, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, USA
  • Jay Greenstein, DC, Sport & Spine Rehab / Sport & Spine Athletics, Fort Washington, MD, USA
  • Andre Labbe, PT, Total Package Performance, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Michael Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
  • Robert Topp, PhD, RN, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, USA
  • Timothy Tyler, PT, MS, ATC, Pro Sports PT, Scarsdale, NY, USA
  • Leo Y.L. Wang, PT, MPH, PhD, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • Kathleen Wolin, ScD, FACSM, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA


  1. Steve
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Truly dissatisfied that your Advisory Board does not have an OT. Please explain why.

  2. Pamela Toto
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Hi. This comment is a response to the recent posting by Steve. Performance Health and Thera-band Academy have a strong history of including occupational therapy in their reesarch and product development. As an representative of occupational therapy, I have had the pleasure of participating as an advisory board member with this group since 2004.The scientific advisory group reflects an annual appointment based on each group member’s research and participation in the Academy’s annual research meeting. Due to my own schedule and workload and much to Performance Health’s disappointment, I was not able to contribute to the current research platform and therefore am not a listed member for 2013. I continue to contribute, as an occupational therapy practitioner, in other ways as it relates to products and techniques that support occupational therapy practice. As you may know, Thera-band Academy presents several opportunities to support practitioners in research and practice using their products. I think it’s GREAT that other occupational therapy practitioners know and care that our profession should be “at the table”, and I urge you to be active in ensuring it happens.
    Pam Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA

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