SummaForte(TM) Adds Two World-Class Leaders in Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy to its Advisory Team

Bloomington, Indiana – (Newsfile Corp. – May 25, 2022) – SummaForte has added two respected experts in sports medicine and physical therapy to its team of leading advisors.

Dr. Kevin E. Elder joins SummaForte as a highly regarded sports medicine specialist and sought-after consultant in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Elder spent five years as a team physician for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Currently, he is a Team Physician for the U.S. Soccer and U.S. Ski Teams, he is an Assistant Physician for the University of South Florida (USF) Track and Field Team, and a Sports Medicine Consultant for the Rowdies of Tampa Bay (USL), Tampa Bay Rays. (MLB) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL).

Dr. Elder has over 23 years of experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative medicine and is one of the most experienced practitioners of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell treatments in the United States. It is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, the leader in Tampa Bay. multi-specialty group, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of South Florida and Florida State University.

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Dr. Kevin Elder works with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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“I strive to provide my patients with a better quality of life while avoiding drug toxicities,” Dr. Elder said. “I’m always on the lookout for creative solutions for injuries and pain and am excited about the potential for athletes – from professionals to weekend warriors – to benefit from SummaForte’s premium CBD-infused topical kinesiology tape. superior and its all-natural CBD drink mix to aid recovery and focus.

Dr Jeremy Maddox is a physical therapist with over 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s top athletes, including serving as the New York Yankees team physical therapist for the past 14 seasons.

Dr. Maddox’s corporate philosophy is to provide exceptional, evidence-based care that goes above and beyond his patients’ expectations to create a total environment of support, healing and expertise.

He is certified in Manual Therapy and Strength & Conditioning and is the owner of Optimal Performance and Physical Therapies, which has become the largest therapist-owned outpatient physical therapy provider in Central Florida and named “Tampa Bay’s Top Workplace” at the past 5 years, and “Best of the Bay” in physiotherapy in 2021.

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“I’m always looking for new tools to help my patients,” said Dr. Maddox. “Summaforte and its premium CBD products offer an opportunity to speed recovery and improve performance that I’m excited to see the medical community embrace. The future of CBD is bright and I can’t wait to see what ongoing research reveals its ability to aid in the care and improvement of my patients.

Dr. Elder and Dr. Maddox join other leading physicians and rehabilitation therapists advising SummaForte. These experts include Dr. Peter Grinspoon, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a certified health and wellness coach.

Another adviser is Dr. Thomas Klein, a founding member of Commonwealth Orthopedics, which merged with OrthoVirginia, the state’s largest provider of advanced orthopedic care and physical therapy. Dr. Klein’s expertise includes sports injuries and prevention.

Dr. Lindsey Migliore, a board-certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation, joined the advisory committee last year. She is co-author of The Sports Medicine Handbook and is at the forefront of addressing health issues in the growing esports space. Prestigious recognition for Dr. Andrea Holmes, PhD, one of SummaForte’s founding advisory board members, includes receiving a Presidential Citation for her leadership in cannabinoid research.

“I am thrilled and honored to add Kevin and Jeremy to our incredible team of diverse and exceptional advisors,” said Jeff Thinnes, CEO and Founder of SummaForte. “They bring the kind of experience and creative thinking that has helped thousands of athletes perform at their best. Their insights and advice will help SummaForte continue to combine the health benefits of CBD with innovative delivery technologies that aid recovery and performance.

SummaForte is a new performance and recovery brand that uses CBD and innovative technologies to develop bespoke, science-driven products that enable peak performance, faster recovery and a healthy lifestyle. SummaForte was launched with two flagship products:

  • SummaTape™ – a lightweight, stretchy cotton-spandex tape that supports muscles and ligaments while improving dexterity and facilitating faster recovery. The kinesiology tape is infused with CBD and menthol, providing a cooling effect while helping to reduce inflammation.
  • SummaMix™ – An all-natural drink mix containing a trifecta of healthy nutrients that provide sustained energy (CBD), vision health (lutein), and cognitive acuity (spearmint-based nootropics). Made using a patented DehydraTECH™ process from Lexaria Biosciences, SummaMix is ​​an effective nutrient carrier that provides faster onset and higher bio-absorption for greater efficacy.

This month, SummaForte will launch SummaRest™, another all-natural melatonin-free product that facilitates fast, healthy and restful sleep.

Russell Newell
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