Dr. Anthony V. D’Antoni Authors Chapter for Gray’s Anatomy

Chicago – In a move forward for the profession, National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) graduate Dr. Anthony V. D’Antoni (DC ’03), received the honor of serving as author of the ankle and foot chapter of the new 41st edition of Gray’s Anatomy. The chapter appears in the British reference version, which is the unabridged and prestigious reference counterpart to the well-known student textbook edition.

d-antoniDr. D’Antoni credits the rigorous education he received from NUHS, especially in the anatomic sciences, as well as his experience as director of anatomy at a podiatric medicine program, for the necessary expertise in guiding the chapter’s comprehensive exploration of the ankle and foot.

“The chapter contained an excess of 25,000 words and was carefully scrutinized by the editor-in-chief, Dr. Susan Standring, a section editor and a team of ten full-time editors in London, England. These editors oversee the final content to ensure that the chapter was written from an evidence-based perspective,” says Dr. D’Antoni. “Since Gray’s Anatomy is the oldest medical text and has been in continuous publication for over 150 years, it actually predates chiropractic medicine.”

Dr. Anthony D’Antoni was a practicing microbiologist when he enrolled in National University’s doctor of chiropractic program in 1999, and already had a master’s degree. After earning his DC degree in 2003, he began a PhD program in health sciences where he specialized in medical education at the School of Health and Medical Sciences of Seton Hall University. “I have always been very interested in medical education, particularly in basic sciences and clinical anatomy,” says Dr. D’Antoni.

Dr. D’Antoni had taught college and graduate level sciences courses before, during and after his education at NUHS. He taught clinical anatomy and histology at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, New York City, and then spent five years as director of clinical anatomy at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, also in Harlem.

Currently, Dr. D’Antoni is clinical professor and director of anatomy at the CUNY School of Medicine (formerly Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education). At age 42, Dr. D’Antoni is currently one of the youngest anatomy course directors at any allopathic medical school in New York City.

grays-anatomy-41stHaving taught clinical anatomy and other basic sciences to DPM, DO, and MD students, Dr. D’Antoni is quick to point out that his knowledge of clinical anatomy, embryology, histology and other sciences came from his studies at NUHS. “My PhD was in health sciences and not anatomy, so I could not do what I do today without the education I received from National,” he says. “The morphological sciences are such an important part of chiropractic education. At NUHS especially, the anatomy program is extremely demanding and thorough. And it’s my anatomy education from NUHS that brought me to where I am today.”

Dr. D’Antoni has published numerous research papers and is known for mentoring many students in anatomical research. He currently has 12 BS/MD students working in his laboratory that emphasizes clinical and reverse translational anatomic research at the CUNY School of Medicine. In addition to his work on Gray’s Anatomy, Dr. D’Antoni is also on the editorial board of the journal Translational Research in Anatomy, as well as the editorial board of Clinical Anatomy, the official journal of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists.

“We are proud of Dr. Anthony D’Antoni for reaching this milestone on behalf of his profession. The fact that one of our graduates would qualify as an author for Gray’s Anatomy and build a career teaching anatomy in medical schools based on his education here, is indisputable evidence of the quality of education we offer,” says NUHS President Joseph Stiefel. “Dr. D’Antoni is not only proving himself a leader for our profession in academia and research, but also in building respect for chiropractic medicine among other medical specialties around the world.”

The Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association Convenes in Williamsburg

Afton, VA – The Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association (Unified VCA) met for its annual meeting and Fall Convention September 25-27 at the Kingsmill Resort & Spa, Williamsburg, Virginia.

A record-breaking 167 Doctors of Chiropractic and 60 Chiropractic Assistants registered for the meeting, along with 35 supporting supplier companies. The program featured top-notch educational presentations, dynamic speakers, organizational business, political and legislative updates, networking opportunities, increased camaraderie and lots of fun.

The DC and staff programs blended practical and inspirational sessions covering the art, science and philosophy of Chiropractic.

  • Timely, compelling sessions for Doctors covered extremity adjusting, ICD-10, functional movement, concussions, research, stroke, patient education, practice management tools for both insurance and cash based practices, neurology, and NSAIDs.
  • Well known instructors included Drs. Dan Murphy, Mark Charrette, Dean DePice, Stephen Thaxton, Miles Bodzin and Jay Greenstein, along with Mr. Gray Cook and Ms. Jena Slaski. Mr. Cook’s session also drew a number of fitness trainers and physical therapists affiliated with Unified VCA member DCs.
  • CAs benefitted from comprehensive training by Dr. Louis Crivelli, Dr. Dean DePice, Ms. Becky Walter, and Ms. Erin Dickerson, in addition to joint DC/CA sessions taught by some of the instructors listed previously.
The Association’s ability to bring this high level of expertise and excitement to Virginia Chiropractors at affordable rates was made possible by generous sponsorships from the following organizations:

  • CARE Medical Billing
  • Cash Practice
  • ChiroOneSource
  • Chirocenters Management Corp
  • ChiroTouch
  • Erchonia Corp.
  • Foot Levelers
  • Functional Movement Systems
  • KMC University
  • Life University
  • NutriWest MidAtlantic
  • POWERplay in Sports
  • SecureCare
  • Sleep Essentials
  • Star Imaging
  • TLC4Superteams
During Saturday’s General Membership Meeting, members elected the following Officers:

  • Dr. David Dolberg, President
  • Dr. Will Sonak, Vice President
  • Dr. Christopher Perron, Treasurer
  • Dr. Michelle Rose, Secretary
david-dolbergNew President Dr. Dolberg (left) commented, “At a time when many associations struggle to maintain membership, it is a great honor to take the reins of a growing association so dedicated to the support of its members and the strengthening of the profession.”

Dr. Randy Michaux was appointed to fill in for Dr. Sonak as Director of District II North & South until the Spring 2016 elections. Dr. Perron will continue as Director of District II East for the time being, in addition to his new role as Treasurer. Outgoing board member Dr. Bibhu Misra was recognized. The meeting also featured updates from the Unified VCA committees, treasurer, Virginia C-PAC, strategic plan project heads, and others – and Dr. Art Wilding became the association’s 700th member.

Educational programs were complemented by opportunities for attendees to relax and socialize. Friday evening’s Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Area featured fine food, drink, and live music. A private President’s Reception on Saturday evening honored Unified VCA Premier DC members, UVCA and Virginia C-PAC current and past board members, 2015 C-PAC contributors, speakers, committee chairs and convention sponsors. Saturday’s awards dinner featured the annual prize and 50/50 raffle to benefit the Unified VCA’s Legal/Legislative Fund, produced by Ms. Susette Goodwin. In addition, Dr. David Dolberg (Producer) and Dr. Gary Dennis (MC) presented the first-ever UVCA Talent Show.

The following awards were presented on Saturday evening:

  • The John Stoke Journalism Award — Daniel Shaye, DC, CCSP, FIAMA, ACRB Registered Level 1, Williamsburg, Virginia, for his health article series in The Health Journal, providing local health news coverage in the Hampton Roads area.
  • District Director of the Year – Lee Matthis, DC, Christiansburg, for his efforts to increase the sense of community in southwest Virginia with area programs; his work with the Public Relations Committee to build the Unified VCA’s social media efforts; and his regular challenges to his fellow board members to keep creativity and action going.
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards – Bill Thesier, DC, Virginia Beach, Virginia, for many years of hard work on behalf of Chiropractic in Virginia. Dr. Thesier is a Life University graduate and has practiced in Virginia Beach since 1981. A past VCA President and District Director, he has been chair of VCA’s, then co-chair of UVCA’s, Legislative Committee for nearly two decades. He was named the 1999 VCA Chiropractor of the Year and over the years has developed a legislative action guide for DCs; spearheaded visits to the state capital, legislative initiatives, and grassroots advocacy; worked with legal and legislative counsel to develop association strategy and member tools; and helped with the Virginia C-PAC. He also served on the VCA/VSC Unification Committee that ultimately led to the coming together of those two state organizations in 2009.
  • 2015 Chiropractor of the Year – Thomas J. Wetzen, DC, CCSP, Vienna, Virginia. A Life University graduate, Dr. Wetzen has been licensed in Virginia since 1997. He is President and Owner of Family & Sports Chiropractic, with offices in Falls Church and Sterling. He was the 2009 recipient of the Virginia Society of Chiropractic’s Chiropractor of the Year and served as President of that organization. After the VCA and VSC unified, Dr. Wetzen became the first openly elected President of the newly joined group. He was also instrumental in the development of the East Coast Associations’ Independent Providers’ Network.

Performance Health Partners with Advances in Clinical Education

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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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 www.chirotouch.com.

Lance Armstrong, DC Receives 2015 Humanitarian Award

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 


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 http://lifewest.edu.

Nordic Naturals® Unveils Next Generation Fish Oil

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: www.nordicnaturals.com/professionals.php.

Performance Health Supports Evidence-Based Practice with 17th Annual Research Meeting

Collaborative product research enables evidence-led decisions that benefit patients and clients

TRAC2015-group2AKRON, OH – August 31, 2015 – Performance Health held its 17th annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting (known as TRAC) in Vancouver, Canada. Seventeen researchers and clinicians, representing five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training, and massage therapy, presented their research on Performance Health products, including TheraBand®, Biofreeze® and Cramer® brands.

“Our Scientific Advisory Committee brings the latest research to us that helps clinicians make evidence-led decisions, which ultimately benefits patients and clients,” said Dr. Phil Page, Global Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health. “This group represents the commitment of Performance Health to research and education over the past 17 years.”

The 2015 Scientific Advisory Committee members are:
  • 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, CKTI, TPI CGFI-MP2, 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
  • Jeff Forman, PhD, BCTMB, Professor Emeritus, De Anza College, 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, USA
  • 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
  • Robert Topp, PhD, RN,University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 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 First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
The research presented at the annual meeting focused on TheraBand CLX™ Consecutive Loops and TheraBand Kinesiology Tape with XactStretch technology™. The CLX research concentrated on force characteristics of CLX Loops; biomechanical analysis of CLX exercises; integration of CLX Loops with deep tissue massage; and strengthening outcomes in fitness with CLX Loops.

The TheraBand Kinesiology Tape research focused on skin blood flow following kinesiology tape application; adhesive properties of kinesiology tapes; and the effectiveness of kinesiology tape in various patients.

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.

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 sixty countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. The Company’s product offering includes an innovative line of market-leading topical analgesics 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. 

ChiroHealthUSA Announces $10,000 Chiropractic Scholarship

Flowood, Mississippi—September 1, 2015This weekend at The National Convention and Expo, ChiroHealthUSA announced The Foxworth Family Scholarship in honor of President Dr. Ray Foxworth’s parents, Drs. Betty Pace Mathews and Charles Vernon Mathews. ChiroHealthUSA will award $10,000 to one chiropractic student each year and an additional $10,000 donation to the winning student’s chiropractic college.

Dr. Betty Pace Mathews worked as a CA for a local chiropractor before she was accepted into Chiropractic College. She worked as a vet tech by day and attended chiropractic school at night with an 8-year old Ray Foxworth sitting beside her. After graduation, she opened her practice in a small town in a state where chiropractic was not insured or even licensed yet. 

Dr. Betty Mathews was clearly an inspiration, but the desire to learn and the unwavering support of his father, Dr. Charles Mathews, has had a lasting impact on his son, too.  In fact, when Dr. Foxworth graduated from Chiropractic College in 1985 and sat for the National Boards, his father was right beside him taking and passing the Boards despite not being in Chiropractic College for many years. 

As a second-generation chiropractor, Dr. Foxworth did not originally plan to follow in his parent’s footsteps. Attending a state chiropractic convention in 1980, he heard his now long-time friend Dr. Sig Miller speak and it changed the course of his life. He packed up his young family, headed to Cleveland Chiropractic College, and never looked back. Over the next 30 years, he would be appointed by two governors to serve 12 years as the first chiropractor on the Mississippi State Board of Health, two of those years as chairman. He was given the opportunity to start the first chiropractic program in a Mississippi VA hospital and later became the founder and president of ChiroHealthUSA.

“It is important for me to give back to a profession that has meant so much to me and my family, not only as tribute to my parents, but as an opportunity for chiropractic students to follow in their footsteps,” Foxworth said.

Students may begin submitting applications immediately. The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2016. Winner notifications will go out on or before June 1, 2016, and the winner will be announced during The National Convention in Orlando in August of 2016.  Learn more at www.chusascholar.com.

 “We all belong to chiropractic,” said Foxworth, “and we all need to help, invest, and support the advancement of our profession.”

Founded in 2007, ChiroHealthUSA is a simple, compliant and profitable way for chiropractors to offer affordable care to their patients. 

Myo-Inositol – New from GENESTRA BRANDS

Myo-Inositol USNew from GENESTRA BRANDS, Myo-Inositol is an ovarian health support supplement that helps to promote healthy ovulatory activity and oocyte quality.*
Myo-inositol is a naturally occurring inositol isomer that helps promote the activities of the ovaries and healthy glucose metabolism. In a clinical trial, myo-inositol supplementation with folic acid better promoted hormonal balance, menstrual regularity, and insulin sensitivity, when compared with the placebo folic acid treatment.*

Myo-Inositol from GENESTRA BRANDS provides 4 g of myo-inositol per daily serving to support overian and reproductive system function.* Available in a gluten-free, dairy-free powder format, Myo-Inositol mixes easily with water or juice.

For more information on Myo-Inositol, please visit www.seroyal.com/myo-inositol

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.