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PBFR Safety After a Potential Nerve Injury


For clinicians trying to keep up with best evidence-based practices, implementation of a new skill or technique comes with some questions. Does this treatment improve patient outcomes compared to what I’m already doing? How do I integrate this treatment in the safest and most effective way?

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Relative Safety of Personalized Blood Flow Restriction in the Aged Client


We've heard it time and again, whether it be a political season, a commentary on modern healthcare or you're stuck behind a conspicuously slow moving vehicle…America is getting older. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that we get quite a few questions regarding safety, benefits, and application of BFR in the “seasoned” individual. In this initial posting, we would like to tackle the safety question as thoroughly as we can. 

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Hughes Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 2017


Hughes Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 2017

Earlier this month, Luke Hughes et al. published a new systematic review and meta-analysis on Blood Flow Restriction in clinical musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Within the current literature, there is a lack of individualized prescription of BFR training. First, the occlusive pressure used is one aspect that should be individualized in the pursuit of safe and effective application.

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