December 11, 2018
This is the maiden voyage for the Owens Recovery Science Podcast. Johnny gives an overview of Blood Flow Restriction and future potential podcast topics and guests.
November 08, 2018
Last season, Olivia Hudson was a top scorer for the Altoona Lady Mountain Lions Basketball Team, but in June, she went for a lay-up during a scrimmage, and as she puts it, really tore up her knee. She was fortunate to have the Steeler's team surgeon repair her ACL, and he recommended a specific therapy--blood flow restriction or BFR.
She's undergoing the treatment in altoona at UPMC's Center for Rehab Services at Station Medical. With BFR, a tourniquet is placed at her groin to cut off blood and oxygen as she performs her physical therapy exercises. The lack of oxygen makes the muscles work harder so they gain strength more quickly, so that patients recover more quickly.
October 24, 2018
The Texas Medical Center in Houston put out a news piece on how Blood Flow Restriction has revolutionized sports medicine.