A multidisciplinary group of 18 health and science professionals from five different nations are among those appointed to the Performance Health 2015 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). The group convenes annually to present research findings associated with several of the products offered by Akron, Ohio-based Performance Health.

Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, Global Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health, says that last year’s members published more than 22 papers and abstracts, including nine collaborative projects, during a 12-month period. “Over the past 16 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,” Page notes in a media release from Performance Health.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee reportedly address new findings relative to TheraBand, Biofreeze, and Cramer Sports medicine products at the yearly gathering of the TheraBand Research Advisory Committee, also known as TRAC.

“I’m very proud of the distinguished group serving as our advisory committee, now in its seventeenth year,” Page says.

Performance Health reports it has named the following to the 2015 SAC:

Lacy Alexander, PhD, Penn State University, State College, Pa

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, CKTI, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS, Sport & Spine Rehab, Washington, DC

Tony Brosky, PT, DHS, SCS, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Ky

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, Ariz.

Jeff Forman, PhD, BCTMB, Professor Emeritus, De Anza College, Cupertino, Calif

Jay Greenstein, DC, Sport & Spine Rehab, Fort Washington, Md

Barbara Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich

Andre Labbe, PT, Owner, Total Package Performance, LLC, New Orleans

Michael Rogers, PhD, CSCS, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan

Mary Sanders, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno, Nev

Robert Topp, PhD, RN, Marquette University, Milwaukee

Timothy Tyler, MS, PT, ATC, PRO Sports Physical Therapy, Scarsdale, NY

Michael Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, TP1-3, FAPTA, Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, Nashville, Tenn

Leo Y.L. Wang, PT, MPH, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

[Source: Performance Health]