WHAT IS BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION (BFR)? Blood flow restriction training (BFR) was first introduced in 1966, originally popularized as “Kaatsu training” before taking the general name of BFR. It was primarily used among powerlifters and bodybuilders to increase strength and muscle hypertrophy. However, in recent years, research supports the use of BFR in the rehabilitation


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WHAT IS ORTHOPEDIC MANIPULATION Manipulations or “adjustments” have been a medical intervention since 400 BC in the days of Hippocrates. This phrase can mean many things in the health care field. In physical therapy, it refers to applying mobilizations to joints at varying degrees of needed intensity. If gentle mobilizations are required to heal the

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The hip is one of the largest and most unique joints in the body. Constantly in use, while bearing the burden of your weight, it is also prone to injury. While the hip offers a wide range-of-motion with its ball-and-socket joint, there is, however, a trade off when it comes to movement and stability. In

The shoulder is one of the most complex and heavily worked joints in the body. As a result, it can be highly vulnerable to injury causing some of the most debilitating forms of pain while significantly limiting a person’s daily activities. Injuries to the shoulder are often caused by a fall, strain, heavy lifting or

When it comes to the health and wellness of a child, it’s important to understand how different their body is from that of an adult. When they suffer from an orthopedic problem or injury due to their favorite sport, their bones, muscles, and joints require special care. That’s why it’s important to take into account