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Helping people get back to the activities you love as quickly as possible by sharing the most up- to- date evidence based research supporting the science behind the power of BFR (Blood Flow restriction)

Another BFR Success Story: Sarcopenia

Posted by Nick Licameli on  August 20, 2021
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  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: Sarcopenia Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT This case study included a 91 year-old frail inactive male diagnosed with sarcopenia in 2014 with complaints of excessive exhaustion, decreased lean mass, weakness, HTN, and a history of falls.  Sarcopenia is a decline in skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength, related to aging and is highly predictive of adverse events, such as falls, hospitalization, morbidity, and mortality.  Strength training is

Exercise is Medicine

Posted by Nick Licameli on  August 11, 2021
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  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Exercise is Medicine  Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT There are some cliché sayings out there…some hold truth, while others are just plain verbal diarrhea.   “I love you more than life itself.” “What goes around comes around.” “You are what you eat.” For a physical therapist or physical therapy student, “Exercise is medicine,” is as cliché as it gets.  If we had a PT flag, that’s what would be written

Another BFR Success Story: ACL-R Rehab

Posted by Nick Licameli on  August 4, 2021
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  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: ACL-R Rehab Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT This case study included a 19 year-old female soccer player who presented three days following a hamstring tendon autograft ACL arthroscopic reconstructive surgery.  Twenty-three weeks prior to surgery, the athlete sustained an on-field injury, which resulted in a right ACL rupture, a grade 3 MCL sprain, and a large bucket-handle tear of the medial meniscus.  The post-operative protocol included joint

What’s The Deal With Proximal Hypertrophy? 

Posted by Nick Licameli on  July 29, 2021
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  Demand is coming-Are you ready? What’s The Deal With Proximal Hypertrophy?  Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT   Before we go any further, let’s quickly define two terms: Proximal: near the trunk of the body Distal: away from the trunk of the body Example: The glutes are proximal to the quads and the quads are distal to the glutes. Great!  Let’s get rolling! As we know, blood flow restriction (BFR) training involves the use of a
  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT What do bodybuilders, powerlifters, Olympic weight lifters, strongmen/strongwomen, and crossfitters all have in common other than a love for the Iron Game?  They will all likely feel pain at some point.  In fact, it is hard to imagine an athlete going through a career and never experiencing some sort of pain.  After all, pain is a normal human sensation just like hunger or thirst.  One
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