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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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E-stim and BFR


E-stim and BFR

As payment for rehabilitation services enters into another year of premium increases, out of pocket costs, code changes, and insurance regulation, it becomes increasingly important for our time to be spent well with our clients. Substantial evidence and decision making help us demonstrate the value of our services first and foremost to our customers, and secondarily to physicians, payers, and legislators. With this post, we’d like to explore an emerging use of BFR to assist our clients in achieving the outcomes they desire by the most efficient means possible.

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ACL+Blood Flow Restriction Part 2


ACL+Blood Flow Restriction Part 2

In the previous email, we discussed the first 2 weeks of recovery from ACL surgery and the potential effects of cell swelling via Blood Flow Restriction to mitigate atrophy. This week we describe a paper by Ohta et al that measures strength, hypertrophy, and arthrometry (joint laxity) changes after 16 weeks of BFR vs work matched controls.

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