Akron, OH (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Physical therapists, physicians and sports trainers from the Russian Ministry of Defense, Ministry for Home Affairs and the Federal Security Service recently participated in a two-day training program led by Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Director of Clinical Education and Research for the Thera-Band Academy and Barton N. Bishop, DPT, SCS, CKTI, TPI CFGI-MP2, CSCS. This training, the first of two conducted in Moscow, focused on the fundamentals of Functional Exercise Progression™ (FEP) and the how-to’s of implementing the program in the participants’ own practice. The FEP is an evidence-based clinical progression of rehabilitation and exercise based on the teaching of the late Dr. Vladimir Janda, a pioneer in rehabilitation medicine.
A second training program was held in Moscow’s Institute for Restorative Medicine. This Train-the-Trainer program provided attending therapists and physicians with information and training on Thera-Band products and protocols. Upon completion of the program, attendees are recognized as certified Thera-Band Academy trainers, enabling them to lead their own Thera-Band workshops and seminars.
“We were very pleased with the international interest in this training program,” stated Dr. Page. “The Thera-Band Academy has 200 international instructors providing the scientific and clinical application of Thera-Band products. We believe this training and information will improve patient outcomes around the world.”
About the Academy
The Thera-Band® Academy was formed to scientifically document the benefits of resistance exercise and pain relief, guide the company in its development of new products and exercise programs, and to promote therapeutic exercise and pain management through professional and consumer education. The Academy web site is a unique resource that connects healthcare professionals and consumers to the ever growing body of knowledge on exercise. Registration is free and provides access to the largest database of rehab exercises, protocols, research and education in the world.
About Performance Health
Featuring leading brands like Thera-Band®, Biofreeze® and Pedigenix® Foot Care System, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, massage, podiatric and performance markets. In addition to market-leading products, Performance Health provides practice building support, evidence-based protocols, clinical and product education, turn-key dispensing and pain management solutions.