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Owens Recovery Science, INC is a single source for PTs, OTs, ATCs, DCs, MDs and other medical professionals seeking certification in personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation training (PBFR) and the equipment needed to apply it. We are the largest provider of BFR training and systems for professional/collegiate teams and healthcare systems.

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Owens Recovery Science, INC is a single source for PTs, OTs, ATCs, DCs, MDs and other medical professionals seeking certification in personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation training (PBFR) and the equipment needed to apply it. We are the largest provider of BFR training and systems for professional/collegiate teams and healthcare systems.

    Alex Franz, MD

    Alex Franz, MD

    In this newest episode Johnny and Kyle talk with Dr. Alex Franz from the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital of Bonn. We discuss Dr. Franz's extensive research in blood flow restriction exercise and how he's using that path to solve big problems in medicine! This conversation is pretty epic! You're sure to enjoy. Below you'll find the papers of his we discussed.

    Franz, A., Queitsch, F. P., Behringer, M., Mayer, C., Krauspe, R., & Zilkens, C. (2018). Blood flow restriction training as a prehabilitation concept in total knee arthroplasty: A narrative review about current preoperative interventions and the potential impact of BFR. Medical Hypotheses, 110, 53–59.

    Franz, A., Behringer, M., Nosaka, K., Buhren, B. A., Schrumpf, H., Mayer, C., Zilkens, C., & Schumann, M. (2017). Mechanisms underpinning protection against eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage by ischemic preconditioning. Medical Hypotheses, 98, 21–27.

    Franz, A., Behringer, M., Harmsen, J.-F., Mayer, C., Krauspe, R., Zilkens, C., & Schumann, M. (2018). Ischemic Preconditioning Blunts Muscle Damage Responses Induced by Eccentric Exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(1), 109–115.

    Franz, A., Berndt, F., Raabe, J., Harmsen, J.-F., & Behringer, M. (2020). Invasive Assessment of Hemodynamic, Metabolic and Ionic Consequences During Blood Flow Restriction Training. Frontiers in Physiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2020.617668

    Alexander Franz, Sanghyeon Ji, Bernd Bittersohl, Christoph Zilkens, MichaelBehringer. (n.d.). Impact of a Six-Week Prehabilitation with Blood-Flow Restriction Training on Pre- and Postoperative Skeletal Muscle Mass and Strength in Patients Receiving Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    When BFR Doesn't Work...

    When BFR Doesn't Work...

    In this episode Johnny and the fellas discuss 4 papers where BFR did not work! What?!? How can that be???

    Well...gotta listen to find out!

    We begin by discussing briefly how hard research in medicine is...
    Here's a reference:
    Howick, J., Koletsi, D., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Madigan, C., Pandis, N., Loef, M., Walach, H., Sauer, S., Kleijnen, J., Seehra, J., Johnson, T., & Schmidt, S. (2022). Most healthcare interventions tested in Cochrane Reviews are not effective according to high quality evidence: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 148, 160–169.

    And here's a podcast discussing the paper:
    https://ptinquest.com/episode-250-most-healthcare-interventions-lack-high-quality-evidence/

    Here's the paper Zac describes:
    Tramer, J. S., Khalil, L. S., Jildeh, T. R., Abbas, M. J., McGee, A., Lau, M. J., Moutzouros, V., & Okoroha, K. R. (2022). Blood Flow Restriction Therapy For Two Weeks Prior to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Did Not Impact Quadriceps Strength Compared to Standard Therapy. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery: Official Publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2022.06.027

    Here's the paper Kyle describes:
    Iversen, E., Røstad, V., & Larmo, A. (2016). Intermittent blood flow restriction does not reduce atrophy following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5(1), 115–118.

    Here's the paper Johnny describes:
    Curran, M. T., Bedi, A., Mendias, C. L., Wojtys, E. M., Kujawa, M. V., & Palmieri-Smith, R. M. (2020). Blood Flow Restriction Training Applied With High-Intensity Exercise Does Not Improve Quadriceps Muscle Function After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(4), 825–837.

    And here's the paper Ben describes:
    Brumitt, J., Hutchison, M. K., Kang, D., Klemmer, Z., Stroud, M., Cheng, E., Cayanan, N. P., & Shishido, S. (2020). Blood Flow Restriction Training for the Rotator Cuff: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1–6.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    BFR and Concussion?

    BFR and Concussion?

    This episode of the ORS podcast is worth a listen just for Johnny's imitation of the Australian accent. Spoiler...it's terrible!! But if that doesn't tickle your fancy then stick around because Johnny and Kyle talk with Adrian Sexton about his work as an exercise physiologist in concussion rehab. They cover some basics as it relates to concussion and its management and then they dive into how Adrian has been integrating BFR rather successfully into the continuum of care.

    Also, if you're located in Australia, Adrian has a course offering at Murdoch University this fall on October 15th. Here's a link with details: https://owensrecoveryscience.com/courses-view/?permalink=perth-australia-october-2022

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Memorial Day 2022 - Episode 2

    Memorial Day 2022 - Episode 2

    In our second installment of our special Memorial Day releases we have our instructor Zac Dunkle talking with fellow Marine, Gunnery Sergeant Tom Schmidt. They discuss:
    Tom's time in the service
    Its impact on his life
    The Rush of War - why some guys keep going back
    Task Force 8211 Fox Company

    In Memoriam:
    Team Chief Master Sergeant Eden Pearl 
    Nick Roush US ARMY Phyops (physiological operations)
    American citizen and interpreter Ya Hamid Ali Jimshi

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Memorial Day 2022 - Episode 1

    Memorial Day 2022 - Episode 1

    The first of two Memorial Day podcasts this year. Begin this podcast at 1:33PM local to observe The National Moment of Remembrance at 3PM local.

    In this podcast Major General Daniel Walrath (ret) discusses his service, his injury, and his recovery with Johnny.

    He concludes by memorializing the 4 people killed in the attack on his group in Afghanistan.

    In Memoriam:

    Command Sergeant Major Kevin Griffin
    Major Tommy Kennedy
    Major Walter ‘David’ Gray
    US Citizen Mr. Ragaei Abdelfattah of the US Agency for International Development

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Discussing BFR in Neurological Populations and Adolescents

    Discussing BFR in Neurological Populations and Adolescents

    In this episode the guys discuss two recent papers that build off of previous podcasts. The first article discussed is the use of BFR in Adolescents after ACLR. We previously chatted with the authors of this paper on our episode from June 23, 2020 titled "BFR in Kids!?!"

    The second paper discussed is a recent survey that was published looking into the use of BFR in persons with neurological conditions. We previously chatted with the primary author of this paper Mark Mañago, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS on November 18, 2020

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Smckeownpt ,

Excellent! A must listen for all Physical Therapists!

This is a podcast all physical therapist should listen to! Excellent content and great clinical applications. Highly recommend!
Every therapist should attend a course as well!

stephenkyle ,

Brilliant!!!

A disabled vet, competitive athlete(crossfit, Olympic weightlifting) and a firefighter. Injuries have plagued me over the years and this is the most effective training/rehab I’ve ever been exposed to by far. I never thought it was possible to rebound from injuries and get the intensity I need to heal and develop my body after so many injuries. Anyone that has a desire to be progressive in their training and/or rehabilitation needs to learn these guys. Ben Weatherford is fantastic and has helped me overcome my pain and physical limitations!

Garrett Holle ,

Super informative

Crystal clear look into BFR. Simplified enough to share with new students, concise enough to share with referring physicians.

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