Impact Cryotherapy Announces Sports Medicine Leader James R. Andrews, M.D. as Chair of New National Advisory Board

Impact Cryotherapy announced today that James R. Andrews, M.D., a globally recognized leader in sports medicine and orthopaedics, will chair its new National Advisory Board, and that Troy C. Van Biezen, D.C., A.R.T. and J. Melvin Deese, Jr., M.D. will join the Board. Impact Cryotherapy is the national leader in designing and manufacturing whole body cryotherapy systems.

“The National Advisory Board will provide guidance and direction on matters related to Impact Cryotherapy’s whole body cryotherapy systems,” says Richard E. Otto, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored that Dr. Andrews has accepted the leadership role and that Doctors Van Biezen and Deese will add their expertise and experiences that will benefit our customers and those who experience a cryotherapy session. We expect to add more members to the Advisory Board later this year.”

Dr. Andrews co-founded the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI), a non-profit institute dedicated to injury prevention, education and research in orthopaedic and sports medicine, and serves as its Chairman of the Board and Medical Director. He was a founding member of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as a founding partner and Medical Director of the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He is President and Chairman of the Board of the Andrews Research and Education Foundation, also dedicated to prevention, education and research at the Andrews Institute. He has mentored more than 314 orthopaedic/sports medicine Fellows and more than 84 primary care sports medicine Fellows who have trained under him through these Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs.

In the professional sports arena, Dr. Andrews is Senior Consultant for the Washington Redskins Professional Football Team and Orthopaedic Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Rays Professional Baseball Team. He is also the Medical Director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, as well as on the Medical and Safety Advisory Committee of USA Baseball and the Board of Little League Baseball, Inc. Dr. Andrews serves as Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon for Auburn University Intercollegiate Athletics and Senior Orthopaedic Consultant at the University of Alabama. He is recognized throughout the world for his scientific and clinical research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injuries, as well as his skill as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Van Biezen is the founder of ChiroSport Specialists of Dallas, Texas. Dr. Van Biezen’s extensive knowledge, combined with his experience as a professional athlete, provides his patients with the most comprehensive and integrative approach to evaluating, treating and rehabilitating from injuries and improvements in sports performance. Athletes throughout North America have sought Dr. Van Biezen’s expertise to help them recover from injury and improve their performance. He treats active individuals as well as professional athletes including athletes from the NFL, AFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, PGA and Tour. He also treats national and Olympic-ranked gymnasts and track and field athletes. Dr. Van Biezen served as Chiropractor for the PGA Tour Medical Staff for nine years, Dallas Desperados Professional Arena Football Team and Dallas Stars Hockey Team. Currently, Dr. Van Biezen travels exclusively with some of the top golfers in the world.

Dr. Deese serves as the Medical Director of Impact Cryotherapy, and is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist. Throughout his career as an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Deese has been committed to seeking new and innovative means to improve the health and lifestyles of patients and athletes at large. He is the founder of Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery and has extensive experience in treating sports injuries and rehabilitations. Dr. Deese has worked and trained with some of the most notable sports medicine specialists in the world and been honored to care for patients and treat sports injuries from the professional and collegiate ranks to high school and recreational athletes. His ground-breaking research on calcaneocuboid ligament sprain has drawn national and international attention.

About Impact Cryotherapy
Impact Cryotherapy is the national leader in designing and manufacturing whole body cryotherapy systems. The company’s state-of-the-art systems are sleek, attractive single-person chambers that are engineered and manufactured in the United States in an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facility. Impact Cryotherapy is redefining the age-old technique of cryotherapy with advanced technology and aesthetics to deliver unmatched efficiency, comfort and reliability. Learn more at