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Tourniquets and the FDA


As Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation becomes more popular, we will inevitably start seeing clinicians get excited about making BFR Rehabilitation a part of their clinical practice. Unfortunately, clinicians may not be aware that tourniquets are medical devices regulated by the FDA. In this post written by Jim McEwan, Ph.D. he breaks down the specific language used by the FDA for occluding blood flow as it relates to tourniquets.

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Occlusion Pressure and Neuromuscular Fatigue / Activation


Occlusion Pressure and Neuromuscular Fatigue / Activation

Continuing our discussion on occlusion pressure and its role in maximizing the effects of blood flow restriction rehabilitation, we’ll break down a 2016 paper by Fatela et al. that was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. The authors examined the acute neuromuscular effects of three different exercise conditions using individualized pressures, and a 20% 1RM exercise load. 

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Training and Conditioning


Training and Conditioning

Johnny Owens, MPT and Paul Silvestri, MS, LAT, ATC, have just been featured in the July/August issue of Training and Conditioning Magazine.

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