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Performance Health Supports Athletes in Action


April 3, 2012
By Maria DiDanieli

April
3, Akron, OH – Through
a donation of Thera-Band professional resistance exercise products, Performance
Health is supporting Athletes in Action (AIA) Sports Performance’s 2012
mission trips to Armenia, Guatemala, Mexico
and South Africa.
The donated Thera-Band products will be used as educational and training tools
at AIA’s international sports medicine clinics.

Athlete’s in Action is an
international sports ministry with over 500 staff members in 60 countries and a
ministry presence in 90 countries. In the US, through its work with 35
professional teams and staff on almost 200 college campuses, AIA focuses on
ministering to athletes, coaches and support staff. AIA’s international staff
members work to impact their country through the platform of sport. Each year,
AIA sends mission teams around the world to conduct 35 domestic and
international tours, camps and projects. AIA’s Sports Performance Department
organizes clinical education teams of physicians, athletic trainers, strength
coaches and other experts in the field of sports medicine and strength and
conditioning.

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“We are very grateful to Performance
Health for their generous product donation,” stated Paul Newman, MS, ATC,
Director, AIA Sports Performance. “These professional products enable us to
provide the best educational tools available at our clinics, and allow us to
enhance the knowledge of international colleagues in the area of sports
medicine.”

Upcoming AIA Sports Performance
clinics include:

  • Yerevan,
    Armenia
    ,
    May 16 to May 21. Tour Director: Paul Newman, MS, ATC;
  • Guatemala
    City
    , Guatemala,
    May 25 to May 29. Tour Director: Lisa Martin, MEd, ATC;
  • Puebla,
    Mexico
    ,
    May 30 to June 4. Tour Director: Vance Pickard, PhD, ATC;
  • Cape
    Town
    , South
    Africa
    , July 23 to
    July 28. Tour Director: Jim Rumelhart, MEd, ATC.

“Like music and art, sports is a
universal language with the power to positively impact a culture. Sports can
break down political, racial and economic barriers and restore national pride,”
continued Mr. Newman. “Because sports can speak a language that children around
the world understand, we can rebuild youth sports programs that strengthen
ethics and values for the individual, positively impacting society overall. As
a ministry, we not only meet the physical needs of individuals, we have the
opportunity to meet their spiritual needs too.”

“We are very pleased to be able to
support AIA’s international initiatives with our products,” added Phil Page,
PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, Director of Thera-Band Academy. “We’ve been supporting AIA
for several years in their efforts to provide athletic training services to
support safe sports around the world.”

For more information about Athletes in Action,
please visit www.aiasportsperformance.org. For more
information about Performance Health, please visit www.performancehealth.com.