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Local Basketball Player Has Success with New Therapy

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.


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Innovation boosts recovery from battlefield and gridiron injuries

The Texas Medical Center in Houston put out a news piece on how Blood Flow Restriction has revolutionized sports medicine.


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Blood Flow Restriction Rehab with Next Generation Physical Therapy

CABOT, Ark. -- The team at Next Generation Physical Therapy works to bring their patients the latest rehabilitation technology.

Personalized blood flow restriction is the application of a specialized tourniquet system to an injured limb to temporarily reduce the amount of blood in the exercising limb. By doing this, you allow a patient the ability to lift very light weights and still see similar results as lifting heavy.


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