Business Briefs July 25, 2016 |

Business Briefs July 25, 2016

John C. Rattle
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Steve Wells receives Galileo Certification

Steve Wells, personal trainer and owner of Midland Fitness, has been certified through the Able Bionics Foundation on the Galileo Vibration Trainer. Able Bionics USA is a local charitable program for the Roaring Fork Valley and I-70 corridor residents that is designed to help individuals who have mobility impairments to regain motility with the assistance of the Galileo.

Galileo is a proven technology that offers many benefits to abled and disabled members of our community who want to improve their quality of life. As a therapy method, Galileo Vibration training is proven to help various neuromuscular and autoimmune issues. For athletes, the Galileo rapidly decreases recovery time and offers the ability to get the benefits of an intense workout in a very short time with much less stress.

Contact Midland Fitness 945-4440 or for more information.

Mind Springs Health welcomes new chief financial officer

Mind Springs Health, the largest provider of mental health, wellness and substance abuse treatment on the Western Slope, has hired John C. Rattle as Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the accounting and financial planning, revenue cycle management and facilities operation for the organization and its affiliates, and he reports directly to President and CEO Sharon Raggio.

Most recently Chief Financial Officer for North Range Behavioral Health/Summitstone Health Partners of Greeley, Rattle brings nearly 35 years’ experience in health care with emphasis on mental health and substance abuse to Mind Springs Health. Rattle is charged with overseeing all financial activity for parent organization Mind Springs Inc., 13 Mind Springs Health outpatient offices, and West Springs Hospital, the only psychiatric hospital on the Western Slope. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer for West Slope Casa, the designated managed service organization (MSO) for the Western Slope.

Holding a bachelors of science degree in accounting from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois, and an MBA in finance from the University of Colorado at Denver, Rattle enjoys golf, cycling, hiking and all family time. Active in his church, he loves singing, laughing and having fun.

Talus Research + Design releases cryotherapy product for head and neck injuries

Talus Research + Design, a Basalt-based company that develops field-ready first aid solutions, has introduced its first product, the Zero° Collar (Zero Degree Collar). The Zero° Collar is the first cold therapy specifically designed for field-side use to alleviate pain and inflammation in the head and neck following athletic injuries that are often associated with concussion.

Its custom, proprietary design provides an easy-to-use, ergonomic, cost-effective alternative to a single ice pack or cobbling together multiple ice packs with tape. It mitigates the need for field-side coolers or freezers; a simple burst of the pack instantly cools the product to near 32°F (approximately 0°C, as suggested by the product name).

The Zero° Collar is a one-size solution with full neck cooling that minimizes dead spots. It is self-cooling upon activation and secures quickly with an attached hook-and-loop system. It stores easily and has a shelf life of two years or more. The Zero° Collar is designed to help emergency medical technicians, first responders, athletic trainers and parents provide immediate, ice-like cooling to relieve pain and inflammation from injury to the head and neck, before and during transport to a medical care facility. It can be used in any setting, including the playing field, home or wilderness, since it will cool instantly upon activation.

The Zero° Collar is available now for purchase on

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