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Benny Vaughn

Benny Vaughn produced the popular USA video series “Clinical Sports Massage” with Benny Vaughn and his 1997 video “Functional Assessment Skills for Massage Therapists”. In 1999 he received an Award of Excellence from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) for his video “Massage for Sports Health Care”. Benny has 35 years of massage and fascial stretching experience treating athletes, fitness enthusiasts and active adults; he is known internationally as an expert in the assessment, treatment and care of athletic related soft-tissue dysfunction using manual techniques.

Mr. Vaughn is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance with a degree in Health Education and a specialist Certification in Health Promotion and Wellness. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB).

He holds a current Florida and Texas Massage Therapy License. He served as Medical Liaison at Olympic Stadium during the 1996 Summer Olympics and was a full time member of the medical planning staff of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games serving as a Program Manager for Athlete Medical Services.

Mr. Vaughn was a member of the Sports Medicine staff for USA Track and Field for the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France, the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

Benny Vaughn has received numerous awards of achievement and recognition including the 1989 American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), National Meritorious award and the 1996 International Achievement Award from the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA). He is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, an international publication that focuses on practical issues in musculoskeletal function, treatment and rehabilitation. He has served on the advisory board of the Atlanta School of Massage.

Mr. Vaughn operates an Athletic Therapy office in Fort Worth, Texas that offers precision stretching and manual therapy for performance enhancement and therapeutic intervention for pain and limited motion.
Benny is a former full scholarship track athlete at the University of Florida in 1969 and a former member of the 70’s famed Florida Track Club under Coach Jimmy Carnes.