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Cuff Bladder Position Impacts Occlusion Pressure

Posted by Nick Licameli on  September 20, 2021
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  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Cuff Bladder Position Impacts Occlusion Pressure Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT     Numerous factors can influence the assessment of limb occlusion pressure (LOP), an important variable in prescription of blood flow restriction training.  This study sought to determine if the bladder position (either inside- medially or outside- laterally) of the cuff had an influence on LOP and to determine if there did exist a difference, if it was clinically

Another BFR Success Story: A Power Lifter in Pain

Posted by Nick Licameli on  August 29, 2021
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  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: A Power Lifter in Pain Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT It was just like any other training day for this 39-year-old professional natural bodybuilder, Olympic weight lifter, strongman, highland games competitor, and powerlifter.  It was three weeks out from his much anticipated powerlifting meet, when he felt it…a pop and pull in his hamstring/adductor during a deadlift.  While he was for sure discouraged, this veteran of

Safety First

Posted by Nick Licameli on  August 29, 2021
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  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Safety First! Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT Safety with BFR training is a top priority for researchers and clinicians alike.  I mean, at the end of the day, we are wrapping a cuff around our limb to alter the flow of blood to our tissues…all while training at high-perceived efforts and with a significant amount of pain.  Sounds like a normal Sunday, right? Want to skip the plot and get
  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: Elite Powerlifter Plagued By Knee Pain Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT “My knees only hurt when I squat over 500lbs.”  That was what my 29-year-old elite powerlifter told me on our initial evaluation.  It was then that I realized this was not going to be just an ordinary case.  This particular athlete’s best lifts were a 675-pound squat, 730-pound deadlift, and 410-pound bench press at a
  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Blood Flow Restriction Training and a Mechanistic Approach to Explaining Hypertension Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT   Get your textbooks and notebooks out because today we’re going in on the physiology of blood pressure.  For you millennials out there, back when I was in school, a “textbook” was a large paper book with pages of words and “taking notes” meant opening a “notebook” made of “paper” and using a “pen”
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