Nov 27, 2018
We speak with Johnny Owens, PT, from Owens Recovery Science. Johnny gives a great overview of blood flow restriction training and its use in the rehabilitation setting. This podcast covers a lot of ground, including:
- The basics and science behind blood flow restriction
- How to use it clinically
- What patient populations can benefit from BFR
- Risks and contraindications
- Future applications and research
- And more!
To find out more, you can listen to Owens Recovery Science podcast.
00:25 Can you introduce yourself?
00:58 How did you get started with Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) and what made you decide to start an educational company?
03:09 What is BFR and how does it work?
07:13 Is the research in this area new or has it been around a long time?
4.What is the theory behind BFR?
5.What is the current research on BFR and what is still unknown?
08:33 What are the main populations that can benefit from BFR?
11:20 Are there any contraindications to using BFR?
13:39 Do you have to have a certain occlusion pressure to get the effect?
16: 32 What are the risks with BFR?
18:52 Any neural or sensory issues from the compression?
21:20 What is your opinion on the cheaper pump up cuffs without Doppler ultrasound to determine limb occlusion pressure?
24:29 Is there are a minimum frequency that must be achieved with BFR to make clinically significant changes?
25:50 If the cuff has to be proximal to the area that is worked on, how can it be effective for something like shoulder rehab?
29:01 A few studies cite the 30-15-15-15 protocol. Is this just a generic approach to prescribing BFR based on current research or is there more flexibility in prescribing BFR?
33:24 Would you do multiple exercises in one session with the cuff on?
35:34 If someone can lift over 75% of their max, do you not use a cuff?
36:11 What about using BFR for non-injured athletes (for performance)?
39:01 What are your thoughts on non-health professionals using BFR?
40:59 Are there screening questionnaires for BFR?
42:18 When after an injury or surgery would you start using BFR?
45:33 What are some big unknowns you hope will be answered with future research?
48:04 What about use of BFR in hospitals?
48:55 Where can people find out more about you?