Episode #: Dr. Lau on Blood Flow Restriction

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How The PreHab Guys Came to Be

The Prehab Guys’ is an educational platform that teaches people how to take control of their own health through online physical therapy. Each member of our team holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and a Certification in Strength and Conditioning. We also have a vast professional background with extensive experience and specialized training in the fields of movement science, pain science, biomechanics, injury and surgery rehabilitation, prehabilitation, and athletic performance. But hey —we are just three ordinary guys on an extraordinarily determined mission to make the world a little better, by sharing our knowledge with people like yourself! In all seriousness, we all have a major passion for physical therapy and helping people improve their quality of life regardless of financial barriers, time restrictions, or healthcare access.

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Why Learn About BFR

BFR / SmartCuffs - how it all began

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BFR Course in Denver (March 21, 2020)

You should be asking yourself that as a health professional. With almost 200 peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature the efficacy and safety cannot be denied. By applying a pneumatic tourniquet to exercising limbs you can: Increase strength Increase hypertrophy Increase VO2 Max

BFR / Pertinent Literature following Knee Surgery

Blood flow restriction (BFR) training involves occluding venous outflow while maintaining arterial inflow by the application of an extremity tourniquet after surgery. BFR ultimately reduces oxygen delivery to muscle cells, similar to an anaerobic environment, and allows patients to exercise with low resistance and stimulates muscle hypertrophy and strength using heavy resistance. Thus orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists are incorporating this type of training into their postoperative rehabilitation protocols, particularly after injuries or surgical procedures about the knee joint. The purpose of this Technical Note is to describe a BFR clinical application technique and to report on the indications, safety considerations, and postoperative knee surgery rehabilitation protocols for BFR.

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