MEND™ strengthens science advisory board with addition of Rob Panariello


MEND™ strengthens science advisory board with addition of Rob Panariello

Eziah Syed

Nationally recognized expert in orthopedic and sports medicine and founding partner / chief clinical officer for Professional PT joins MEND’s advisory board

NEW YORK, October 24th, 2017 – MEND announces today that it has added nationally recognized orthopedics and sports medicine expert Rob Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS to its science advisory board. MEND continues to experience rapid adoption in orthopedic medicine and professional sports and Panariello adds valuable experience in both domains.

Panariello has more than 35 years of experience in the related fields of Sports Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and the Performance Training of Athletes. His experience includes the study of the Science of Strength and Conditioning of weightlifters and various sport athletes in Bulgaria, the former Soviet Union, and former East Germany. He previously held the positions of Head Strength Conditioning Coach at St. John’s University of New York (1986-1995), the World League of American Football NY/NJ Knights (1991), and the WUSA NY POWER Women’s Professional Soccer League (2001-2002). He continues to rehabilitate, athletic performance train, as well as serve as a consultant to many NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Collegiate and University teams, coaches, and players.

“We pride ourselves on innovation, strong science and the strength of our science board”, says MEND co-founder Eziah Syed, “Rob is a giant in the sports medicine space and we’re delighted to add further strength to our advisory board with his knowledge, experience and stature.”

Panariello has published more than 60 peer-reviewed Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Research, Sports Physical Therapy Research, and Strength Conditioning Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Book publications. He has also presented his research at the International World Confederation of Physical Therapy in Washington, D.C. He is nationally renowned and lectures throughout the country with regard to the related fields of Sports Physical Therapy and the Performance Training of Athletes. He received the prestigious APTA Sports Physical Therapy Lynn Wallace Award in 2015 and was elected to the USA Strength Conditioning Hall of Fame in 2003. Most recently, he was named NSCA Sports Medicine / Rehabilitation Specialist of the year in 2016.

“MEND’s mission, their commitment to science and innovative high-quality products and the caliber of their clients is all very impressive and I’m excited to be involved” says Panariello, “Functional nutrition has an important role to play in sports medicine and MEND is quickly becoming the leading brand in this space.”

Professional teams across the globe are increasingly using MEND – from rugby in Europe, to NHL in Canada and NFL, NBA and MLB in the United States. Orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and other health practitioners across the United States are also utilizing MEND with their patients to support medical outcomes.

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