Two Athletic Training Legends Join Forces to Support the Profession

Warrenville, Illinois: Performance Health® announces the addition of Jack Weakley to its team as a Strategic Advisor and Consultant effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Weakley will partner directly with the Performance Health brands and distribution businesses dedicated to supporting the Athletic Training and Sports Medicine community. Mr. Weakley’s 40 year experience as a successful leader and contributor to the athletic training community combined with the nearly 100 year athletic training history of the Cramer® brand and the market leading Medco® Sports Medicine distributor business make this a truly historic partnership within the Athletic Training world.

“I am very excited to join the Performance Health team”, says Jack Weakley. “Cramer has been such a huge part of the athletic training profession for nearly 100 years, and I have admired the reputation Cramer has had throughout my 40 years in the business. Coupling Cramer’s influence with the distribution and market position Medco Sports Medicine has had over the years, I can’t wait to get started. This is an exciting time for Athletic Trainers and I’m thankful to continue to be a part of it.”

Jack Weakley

“Jack will bring experience, insight and his unwavering passion for athletic training to support the Performance Health family of brands such as Cramer, Active Ankle®, Theraband®, Biofreeze®, TheraPearl® and BonVital’®, says Paul Timko, Vice President - Performance Health.

“As the leading distributor in the athletic training and sports medicine markets, we strive to provide the very best products and services every day to our customer base. Jack’s service to the profession has been absolutely incredible in the past, he is a proven winner and we look forward to having Jack on our team in the future”, says Mike Finke, General Manager of

In addition to adding Mr. Weakley, Performance Health and Cramer have recently enhanced their partnership with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), as the Cornerstone Sponsor, and official sponsor of the Keynote Speaker at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. Cramer is also modernizing and upgrading their presence at the 2017 NATA Convention to provide an even higher level of value to the Athletic Training community. For more information go to:

Cramer is also preparing for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the brand in 2018. Connect with Cramer (@cramerproducts) to stay up to date with all the anniversary activity, learn what’s happening in the world of athletic training and stay on the cutting edge of new treatments and information on products for the athletic training room and playing field. Sign up for the Cramer newsletter at and be entered into a monthly drawing for a free 2018 NATA Conference Registration.

More About Jack Weakley

Jack’s contributions to the Athletic Training profession include key leadership roles within the National Athletic Trainers Association, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education as well as the Board of Certification of Athletic Training. He is an Honorary Member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society. The Collegiate Athletic Trainers Society names a yearly award winner, “The Jack Weakley Service Award”, as recognition to Jack’s commitment.

More About Performance Health

Performance Health the largest specialty distributor and manufacturer of branded products and solutions for rehabilitation, recovery, and sports medicine in the world. The Performance Health brand family includes the well-known and highly recognized brand names - Cramer®, Active Ankle®, TheraBand™, Biofreeze®, Perform®, Bon Vital'® and Hygenic®.

Performance Health is proud of the ability to serve anyone including those recovering from an injury, to those suffering from pain, to weekend warriors, to elite athletes, to healthcare professionals….And everyone in between.  For each person, our purpose is simple: help them feel good, perform better, and live great!

More About Cramer

Cramer, part of the Performance Health family of brands, began in the sports medicine industry almost 100 years ago. Founding member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Chuck Cramer created the original Cramer Athletic Liniment in his family kitchen to treat an ankle injury before a track meet. Along with his older brother Frank, they built the business over decades, advancing and promoting the practice of athletic training throughout the nation. Cramer continues to uphold the principals of its founders calling on and supporting Athletic Trainers across the nation. Meet the Cramer Field team here:

More About Medco Sports Medicine

Medco Sports Medicine is an industry leading provider of supplies and equipment to athletic trainers, sports medicine professionals, and strength and conditioning coaches across the country offering the most comprehensive range of products and services available to help prevent injury and optimize recovery.

Medco has been built on providing an outstanding level of dedication and service to customers. Medco is a corporate member of the National Athletic Trainers'​ Association (NATA) and an approved provider of continuing education units with the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.