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Performance Health Scientific Advisory Committee

The Academy's Scientific Advisory Committee is an international group representing multiple clinical and research disciplines. The SAC meets once a year at the annual 'TRAC' meeting to present their research on Performance Health products including TheraBand, Biofreeze, and Cramer Sports Medicine brands.

Lacy Alexander, PhD
Associate Professor
Penn State University
State College, PA 
Lacy Alexander PhD Headshot
Dr. Alexander is an associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State University.  Her research is in the area of human thermoregulation and the neurovascular control mechanisms regulating skin blood flow with primary human aging, essential hypertension, and atherosclerotic vascular disease.  In her current studies Dr. Alexander uses in vivo and in vitro approaches to study the effects of vascular pathology on microvascular function in humans.  She has contributed to the literature in this area with recent publications in The Journal of Physiology, The American Journal of Physiology, The Journal of Applied Physiology, and Hypertension. She currently has funding from the NIH and Dairy Management Inc.



Lars Andersen, PhD
National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Copenhagen, Denmark
Lars AndersenDr. Andersen received his PhD degree from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen in 2008. His current research on work environment covers 1) epidemiological studies to investigate risk factors for sickness absence and disability pension 2) randomized controlled trials with physical exercise programs and participatory ergonomics to prevent and reduce back or neck pain and to improve work ability and wellbeing, 3) laboratory studies, combining several physiological measurement (EMG, EEG, pressure pain threshold, strength measurements, force plate measurements, 3D video analysis) to study responses to office work as well as heavy and fatiguing work

David Behm, PhD
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. Johns, Canada
Dr. David Behm Dr. David Behm is a university research professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. David has an extensive research portfolio with over 225 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Behm was recently awarded the 2015 Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Honor Award and the NSCA WJ Kraemer Sport Scientist of the Year. He has collaborations with researchers on five continents and presents internationally on a regular basis. His research focus has been to investigate neuromuscular responses and adaptations to resistance training, instability, stretching and other activities. David integrates his theoretical work with a background as a competitive athlete and coach in a variety of sport such as football (drafted in Canadian Football League), hockey (Canadian junior hockey), baseball, tennis (provincial champion), squash (provincial champion) and others.

Barton N. Bishop, DPT, SCS, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS
Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche
Washington DC
Dr. Barton Bishop graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in May of 2003. While at Creighton, Barton played Division-I collegiate golf and has done further study in the biomechanics of the golf swing and sports physical therapy including being a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor-Medical Professional Level 2 by the Titleist Performance Institute. Barton is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (SCS - ABPTS). Currently, he is a Senior Manager at Deloitte& Touche, LLP where he advises Federal Health clients such as the Military Health Service and Veteran’s Administration on all things clinical operations. In addition, he a Board Member of the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation in the Washington, DC area. He has been a member of the Performance Health Scientific Advisory Committee since 2008.

Tony Brosky, PT, DHS, SCS
Professor - Physical Therapy
Bellarmine University
Louisville, Kentucky
Dr. Tony Brosky is a Professor in the Bellarmine University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Louisville, Kentucky. He received an entry-level Bachelor’s of Health Science (’87) and a post-professional Masters in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (’96) from the University of Kentucky. He was recognized as an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities (ABPTS) Sports Certified Specialist in 1994, and recertified in 2004. He received his Doctor of Health Science (’10) from the University of Indianapolis where his research investigated the effects of prehabilitation on selected pre and post operative outcome measures in patients with knee osteoarthritis and total knee arthroplasty.  His teaching, clinical and research interests are in the examination and rehabilitation of lower extremity musculoskeletal conditions.



Duane Button, PhD
Associate Professor
Memorial University
St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

Duane Button PhD Headshot Dr. Button completed his bachelor and master degrees from the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). Following his masters, Dr. Button received a Ph.D. in 2008 from the Spinal Cord Research center, Department of Physiology, University of Manitoba. Currently Dr. Button is an Associate Professor at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University. Dr. Button has over 50 peer-reviewed publications on how the nervous system responds to acute and chronic activity or lack thereof. He also has extensive experience in personal training and fitness testing. He is a course facilitator for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer certification programs.


Juan Carlos Colado, PhD
Professor and Director of the Research Group in Prevention & Health in Exercise & Sport
Director of the Research Unit in Sport and Health 
University of Valencia
Valencia, Spain
Dr. Juan Colado Dr. Colado received his PhD in Physical Education and Sport. He has been given a professional award by the Spanish Fitness Industry. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Physical Education and Sport, Director of the Research Group in Sport and Health at the University of Valencia (Spain). Dr. Colado is an international presenter and master trainer of teachers and professionals since 1998. He has authored several books and scientific articles about physical conditioning and is a scientific reviewer of international journals. He continues to be a scientific and technical advisor in leading companies in the field of physical conditioning equipment for fitness and wellness.  

Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Clinic Director
Physiotherapy Associates
Scottsdale, Arizona

Dr. Ellenbecker is a physical therapist and National Director of Clinical Research for Physiotherapy Associates. In addition to being Senior Director of Medical Services for the ATP World Tour, he is a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional, and is Chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee. He has received several professional awards, including the NSCA Sports Medicine Professional of the Year, as well as the Ron Peyton award and the Turner Blackburn Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section. He is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and Sports Health. He has conducted and published research primarily on upper extremity athletes, as well as shoulder and elbow rehabilitation.He has conducted research and lectured internationally on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation, as well as isokinetic exercise application and musculoskeletal adaptations in elite level tennis players and overhead athletes. He is the author of several books as well. Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale Arizona with his wife Gail.

Joseph A. Gallo, DSc, AT, PT
Director & Professor
Salem State University Athletic Training Program
Salem, Mass.

Dr. Joe Gallo earned his BS in Physical Education and Athletic Training and his Master’s in Physical Therapy. He also holds a Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. He currently serves as Director and Professor in the Salem State University Athletic Training Program. He has also held faculty appointments in various physical therapy and physical therapist assistant programs in his over 20 year career as an educator. He has taught over 300 continuing education workshops to rehabilitation specialists across the United States. Joe’s research on electrophysical agents has been published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and the Chinese Journal of Sports Medicine.

Jay Greenstein, DC
Sport & Spine Rehab
Fort Washington, Maryland
Dr. Jay Greenstein Dr. Greenstein is the CEO of the Sport and Spine Companies, a multi-location, multi-disciplinary, evidenced-based practice in the Washington DC Metro region. He is also the President and Founder of the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation, a 501-c3 dedicated to high quality, clinical research. He serves on the CCGPP as the Vice Chair and represents CCGPP on the Chiropractic Summit and the Government Relations Committee. He is also the past Public Relations Chairman for the Virginia Chiropractic Association, and is the past Insurance Chairman for the Maryland and Virginia Chiropractic Associations. He was Chiropractor of the Year in 2010 for both state associations. His experience provides him with unique insight as he consults on the importance of evidenced-based care, presenting the right message to the public and ensuring optimal and efficient operations to effect expedient payment for services. In addition to taking post graduate courses at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business Schools, he is trained as a Green Belt in Six Sigma Quality Assurance Management. Dr. Greenstein sits on multiple community and business advisory boards in healthcare, banking and information technology.

Mike Holmes, PhD
Assistant Professor
Brock University
Toronto, Canada
Dr. Mike Holmes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University where he holds an NSERC Tier II Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics. His research program investigates how muscle recruitment and control strategies influence tissue loading and injury risk, with a primary focus on the upper extremity. His lab integrates neurophysiology with biomechanics techniques to better understand work-related musculoskeletal disorders by identifying mechanisms of fatigue, injury and pain. The lab aims to optimize human performance at work and sport by developing recommendations to minimize the risk of injury and maximize performance.

Barb Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC
Associate Professor
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan
Dr. Hoogenboom is a professor and an associate program chair at Grand Valley State University, in the Department of Physical Therapy. She began her education in physical therapy receiving a certificate from Cleveland State University, then a Masters Degree in Health Sciences from Grand Valley State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. She was one of the first Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialists in West Michigan in 1993, and has since been recertified twice by the ABPTS, most recently in 2013. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1988. She maintains a clinical practice with Advent Rehabilitation, at GRSports Center, an outpatient clinic in Grand Rapids, MI. Barb is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the Sports Physical Therapy Section, where she has been honored with the sections highest award, The Ron Peyton Award, and is also a member of the Turner A. Blackburn Sports Physical Therapy Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Female Athlete Triad Coalition, and The Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Barb enjoys clinical research, and has authored many research and clinical commentary articles on the female athlete, nutrition, functional movement, and movement analysis. She has contributed to 10 textbooks and 5 Home Study Courses on various musculoskeletal topics. She is the editor of the therapeutic exercise textbook entitled "Therapeutic Exercise: Techniques for Intervention" the third edition of which was released in 2014.She is also the Senior Associate Editor for The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.

Andre Labbe, PT, MOMT
Owner and Clinician
Total Package Performance LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana
Andre Labbe Andre is a owner & physical therapist at Total Package Performance LLC in New Orleans. He also co-owns A&K Physical Therapy. He is active in clinical practice and research. His current research interests include elastic resistance dosing and surface electromyography. He is an instructor for the Thera-Band Academy, and has lectured around the world.

Michael Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FASCM
Department Chair and Professor
Dept. of Human Performance Studies
Wichita State University, Kansas
Dr. Michael Rogers Dr. Rogers is a professor of exercise science, the chair of the department of human performance studies, and research director for the Center for Physical Activity and Aging at Wichita State University. His research focuses on developing evidence-based programs to improve balance, strength, and function in older adults. He is regularly invited to present on these programs in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a fellow of the ACSM and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.  

Jena Slaski, MS, ATC
Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation
Rockville, MD
Mrs. Slaski graduated with a BS in Kinesiology-Athletic Training from Penn State University and a Master’s of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. As an Athletic Trainer, she has worked with nationally ranked NCAA Division I teams and attended various NCAA tournaments. Mrs. Slaski is the Director of Clinical Research for Sport & Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation, focusing on injury prevention, best practices, effective treatment techniques, product efficacy, and concussion evaluation and treatment strategies. As a researcher, she has worked on various United States Military projects, conducted lower extremity biomechanics research, and evaluated brainwaves in concussed student-athletes. She is a licensed Certified Athletic Trainer in Virginia and Maryland.

Gregory Stewart, MD
Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dr. Stewart, co-director of the Sports Medicine Program, is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been involved in various aspects of sports medicine for more than twenty years. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an Advisory Member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and the Louisiana Athletic Trainer's Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Stewart currently serves as a Team Physician for the Tulane Department of Athletics. He is the Director of Sports Medicine for St. Charles and Plaquemines Parishes. He was invited to assist in the first Combine of the World League of American Football and arranged physician coverage for the Tenth National Veterans Wheelchair Games in New Orleans. He served as the Team Physician for the New Orleans Night Arena Football Team and participated as a member of the Medical Staff in the 1991 United States Olympic Track and Field Trials in New Orleans. He is the current Director of Education for the Louisiana Sports Medicine Society and sits on the Sports Medicine Committee of the Louisiana State Medical Society.

Timothy Tyler, MS, PT, ATC
Owner and Clinician
ProSports PT
Scarsdale, NY
Tim Tyler Tim is physical therapist in private practice in New York. He is also a Clinical Research Associate at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital. His research interests include developing new objective measurements and evidence based rehabilitation guidelines. He has been published in several journals and texts.

Michael Voight PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, TPI-3, FAPTA
Belmont University School of Physical Therapy
Nashville, Tennessee 
Dr. Robert Topp
Dr. Voight has been both an educator and clinical physical therapist for over 25 years. Presently, Dr. Voight is a tenured professor with Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy in Nashville TN. Dr. Voight has served as a Team Physical Therapist in the NFL and NBA. In addition, he has consulted with various teams in MLB, NHL and the MLS. He has worked at the Olympic Training Center, Olympic Festivals, Pan Am Games, Olympic Games, as well as with many noted golf PGA Tour Professionals. Dr. Voight has lectured extensively at various conferences, symposiums, and congresses both nationally and internationally having given over 700 professional presentations on a variety of orthopedic and sports medicine topics. Dr. Voight actively resides on the editorial boards of several different journals. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. He has authored over 75 papers, textbook chapters on various topics, and has written three textbooks on functional exercise. He has won serveral professional awards, including the Distinguished Educator Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section, the inaugural SPTS Lifetime Excellence in Education award, and the SPTS distinguished service award, Ron Peyton Award, and Presidents Award for his dedication to service. In 2010, Dr. Voight was selected into the SPTS Hall of Fame for a lifetime of excellence in sports physical therapy. His many accomplishments were again validated in 2011 when the American Physical Therapy Association presented Dr. Voight with their highest honor, naming him a Fellow of the APTA. He remains extremely active in patient care, education, and research activities.

Leo Y.L. Wang, PT, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Director
Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine of Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou, China
Dr. Leo Wang

Dr. Wang is Professor and the Head of Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine in The Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. Currently, he is the Chair of China's Expert Committee of Internationalized Education for Physical Therapy, and also the Chair of China's Board of Accreditation and Examination for Physical Therapists. He is the Director of Physiotherapy SG in Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree in sports rehabilitation from Shanghai Sports University and received his master of public health from Sun Yat-sen University. He graduated from the Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for his PhD degree focused on the mechanisms of pain under the mental stress and physical stress. He has had more than 19 years of clinical experience in the management of musculoskeletal disorder and sports injuries. He has extensive skills on therapeutic exercises and mobilization, manipulation and massage based on clinical thinking and evidence based-practice. He obtained the Teaching Awards 6 times during these years in his university. Leo promotes the entry-level education standards of WCPT on physical therapy in China. His research interests include sports physiotherapy, QOL, epidemiological study in musculoskeletal disorders and teaching management. Leo has been invited to be the speaker in the different conferences, workshops, symposiums, and other academic events (more than 30 activities each year) in China and oversea each year.