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The Many Uses of the THERA°PEARL Back Wrap (Some Will Surprise You!)

February 21, 2014


Our generously sized Back Wrap provides fast, penetrating relief for more than just back pain—and the adjustable strap keeps it comfortably in place, no matter where you put it.

Use the Back Wrap for:

1. Relief from torso/midsection injuries

2. Relief from menstrual cramps

3. Relief from shin splints and calf cramps (also check out our Shin Wraps!)

4. Relief from upper and lower back pain

5. Relief from hamstring and quadriceps strains

6. Relief from sore biceps

7. Relief from strained and sore shoulders

Chill it in the fridge or freezer, or pop it in the microwave. The pack retains its therapeutic temperature for a full 20 minutes, so you can numb the pain with analgesic cold, or let the soothing heat release your knotted muscles. You’ll get big relief in no time.

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Bon Vital' Acquisition

February 4, 2014

Performance Health Announces Acquisition of Bon Vital', Inc.

Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of TheraBand®, Biofreeze®, Perform®, Cramer® and Hygenic® branded products, today announced their acquisition of Bon Vital', Inc. Bon Vital' is a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of topical products serving the massage therapy and spa professions.

Bon Vital' was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Hartland, Wisconsin. it is recognized for its broad offering and commitment to superior quality and performance. Their investments in innovation, education and therapist support programs have resulted in a very strong and loyal customer base, similar to what we have done with our Biofreeze®, TheraBand® and Cramer® brands,” stated Marshall Dahneke, president and chief executive officer, Performance Health. “This common approach and combined commitment to the massage therapy and spa professions create a powerful partnership enabling us to offer more than any other company . . . more innovation, more education, more practice building, more therapist support. Strategically, we plan to combine and leverage the strengths of Performance Health and Bon Vital' in the massage therapy and spa markets through product bundling, cross-promotions, improved school support and more value-added services. In addition, we will explore opportunities to promote certain Bon Vital'® products through Performance Health’s international and retail distribution channels,” continued Dahneke. “We are truly thrilled and excited to be part of Performance Health,” added Thomas Heidenberger, President, Bon Vital', Inc. “Since our founding, we have worked hard to make Bon Vital' a brand leader in the massage therapy and spa industry. Combined with Performance Health, Bon Vital' will accelerate its advancement and growth both domestically and now internationally.”

About Bon Vital':
Founded in 1988 by chemist and formulator Guenter Heidenberger, Bon Vital' is a market leader
committed to providing superior quality and innovative products for massage therapy and spa
professionals. In a state-of-the-art manufacturing research facility, they produce all natural and organic
products that provide wellness for the skin. Bon Vital' translates to good life and good health.

About Performance Health:
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. In addition, the Company formulates and manufactures a
variety of highly engineered products primarily for dental and specialty healthcare applications.
Performance Health markets its diverse product offering under the well-known and highly recognized
TheraBand®, Biofreeze®, Perform®, Cramer® and Hygenic® brand names. www.theraband.com;
www.biofreeze.com; www.performpainrelief.com; www.cramersportsmed.com; www.hygenic.com;
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