Owens is former Chief of Human Performance Optimization at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI), which is part of the SAMMC–Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (DOR). Johnny was at SAMMC for 10 years, treating service members suffering severe musculoskeletal trauma. His successes included the application of regenerative medicine for volumetric soft tissue loss and Return to Run Clinical Pathway, an internationally recognized rehabilitation program designed to combat delayed amputations and compliment a dynamic exoskeleton, the IDEO. He took part in numerous multi-center research projects involving regenerative medicine, sports medicine and rehabilitation of the combat casualty.
Johnny Owens has been applying Blood Flow Restriction Training clinically since 2012 and credits the modality with significant strength recovery in more than 300 patients.
Owens has been published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Time magazine, NPR, Discovery Channel and ESPN.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Master's degree, Physical Therapy/Therapist
The University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Study, Biology
Ben graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy in 2015. He spent 14 weeks as an intern under Johnny Owens, MPT at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI). While at the CFI, he was fully immersed in the development and implementation of Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation protocols and clinical applications. He assisted with the Return to Run Clinical Pathway for wounded service members. He is currently Director of Business Development for Owens Recovery Science, Inc. Additionally, he is a clinical instructor for Blood Flow Restriction continuing education and a rehabilitation consultant to professional and collegiate sports teams.
Ben pursued his career in physical therapy after playing 2 years on the ITF tennis tour. His passion for sports carries over into his teaching and patient care.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
University of the Incarnate Word 2015
Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sports Science
Texas State University 2008