News Release. For Immediate Release; October
Strategic Alliance: Medical Illness Counseling Center &
Therapeutic Alliances Inc.
CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND and FAIRBORN, OHIOThe Medical Illness Counseling Center
(MICC) and Therapeutic Alliances Inc. (TAI) announced that they have entered into a
formal agreement to better serve the needs of people with spinal cord injuries. The
alliance brings together two centers of excellence in the rehabilitation of persons with
paralysis: TAI is a pioneer of innovative medical technology; MICC is nationally
recognized for its quality patient care services. The MICC-TAI venture will bring the
latest technologies in spinal cord rehabilitation immediately to patients resulting in the
most comprehensive program known for reversing the medical complications of paralysis.
Under the agreement MICC and TAI will collaborate on business initiatives, marketing, and
professional training of individuals and institutions in the new technologies.
MICC is a not-for-profit, outpatient behavioral medicine center located in the
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. MICC has been providing physical rehabilitation and
behavioral health services to persons with spinal cord injury through its REGYS/ERGYS
Computerized Functional Electrical Stimulation program since 1986. MICC also provides
consulting and training on clinical and reimbursement issues for computerized functional
electrical stimulation (CFES) therapy.
Therapeutic Alliances Inc. was founded in 1993 after acquiring the product line of
Therapeutic Technologies Inc. TAI's newest product offering, the ERGYS 2, builds on 12 years of experience with the REGYS and ERGYS 1
Rehabilitation Systems which are in use in more than 600 clinics and homes worldwide.
Along with the ERGYS 2, TAI offers a full line of rehabilitation products for treating
spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular
disorders. Among these products are the SpectraSTIM
2000 neuromuscular stimulator, the NeuroEDUCATOR II
electromyography (EMG) processor, and the Bioflex Electrode Garment (manufactured by
Bioflex Inc., Columbus, Ohio).
James Schorey, president of TAI, believes MICC's clinical know-how will provide a
perfect complement to TAI's combined 40-plus years in the design and manufacturing of
state-of-the-art medical equipment. According to Schorey, "Now we can offer our
customers a complete package for starting a CFES program or for improving the patient care
and reimbursement success of an existing program."
For Further Information
THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCES INC.
333 North Broad Street · Fairborn, Ohio 45324
Phone: (937) 879-0734 · FAX: (937) 879-5211 · TAIinfo@aol.com
Web Site: www.MusclePower.com
Contact: James Schorey
MEDICAL ILLNESS COUNSELING CENTER
Two Wisconsin Circle, Suite 530 · Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Phone: (301) 654-3638 · FAX: (301) 652-9051
MICC Web Site: http://www.micc-medhealth.org
Contact: Charleene Frazier, R.N., M.S.