Performance Health receives APMA seal of acceptance for heel pain treatment

AKRON, Ohio — The American Podiatric Medical Association has awarded the APMA seal of acceptance to Performance Health’s Thera-Band First Step to Foot Relief, a first-line treatment plan for heel pain.

The seal is awarded to a product after the Committee on Podiatric Seals, a standing committee of the American Podiatric Medical Association, scientifically evaluates and determines whether the product allows normal foot function and promotes quality foot health.

The First Step to Foot Relief provides the podiatrist with an at-home treatment plan that enhances his or her in-clinic service with professional tools and an easy-to-follow program. The product was developed under the direction of practicing podiatrists, physical therapists and chiropractors to address heel pain.

“[More than] 2 million Americans suffer from heel pain, the most common ailment seen in podiatry today,” stated Elizabeth DeFranco, podiatry marketing manager at Performance Health. “Our new First Step to Foot Relief provides a podiatrist with guided options to improve [his or her] patient’s well-being and to enhance [his or her] level of service for patients with heel pain."

Performance Health also announced that its Biofreeze pain reliever external analgesic was recognized by the APMA seal of approval.