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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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Latest Podcast: Johnny Owens sits down with John LaRue of Talus Media

Missed the APTA’s Sports Section Team Concept Conference? No problem! Talus Media is bringing the conference to you, as host John LaRue sits down with ORS founder Johnny Owens to discuss how Blood Flow Restriction Training might be the next big thing. 

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