SummaForte(TM) Adds Two World-Class Leaders in Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy to 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 industry-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 team physician for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Currently, he’s a team physician for the U.S. Soccer and U.S. Ski teams, serves as an assistant team physician for University of South Florida (USF) Athletics, and is a sports medicine consultant for the Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL), the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), and Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL).

Dr. Elder has more than 23 years’ 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 U.S. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Tampa Bay’s leading 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 working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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“I strive to provide my patients with a higher quality of life while avoiding the toxicities of medications,” said Dr. Elder. “I’m always looking 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 topical kinesiology tape infused with premium CBD and its all-natural CBD drink mix to aid recovery and focus.”

Dr. Jeremy Maddox is a physical therapist with more than 20 years’ experience working with some of the highest-level athletes in the world, including serving as team physical therapist for the New York Yankees the past 14 seasons.

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

He is certified in manual therapy and strength and 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 was named “Tampa Bay’s Top Workplace” the past 5 years, and “Best of the Bay” in Physical Therapy in 2021.

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“I am 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 look forward to seeing what continued research reveals about its capabilities to help in the care and betterment of my patients.”

Dr. Elder and Dr. Maddox join other leading doctors and rehab 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 advisor is Dr. Thomas Klein, a founding member of Commonwealth Orthopedics, which merged into 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 licensed medical doctor in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, joined the Advisory Committee last year. She is co-author of The Handbook on Esports Medicine and is at the forefront of addressing health issues in the rapidly expanding esports space. Prestigious recognition for Dr. Andrea Holmes, PhD, one of the founding members of SummaForte’s Advisory Committee, includes receiving a Presidential Citation for her leadership in cannabinoid research.

“I’m 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 type of experience and creative thinking that has helped thousands of athletes perform at their best. Their insights and counsel will help SummaForte continue to combine the health benefits of CBD with innovative delivery technologies that facilitate 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 launched with two signature products:

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

This month, SummaForte will launch SummaRest™, another all-natural product without melatonin that facilitates fast, sound, restorative sleep.

Russell Newell
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