THE BFR PROS TEAM
Dr. Nicholas Rolnick, PT, MS, CSCS
Co-Founder/Owner, Clinical Instructor The BFR PROS
Nick Rolnick, AKA The Human Performance Mechanic is a world-class Physical Therapist & Performance Enhancement Specialist and is quickly establishing a reputation as a leading international authority in Blood Flow Restriction.
He has had an interest in sports and performance from his days as captain of his college baseball team at Franklin & Marshall, where he achieved all-conference honors, to his more recent pursuits as a men’s physique competitor. Since graduating with an M.S. in Health Promotion Management from American University, Nick realized his love for fitness with his passion to help others by earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University with honors.
Nick teaches Kinesiology I & II in the MS Applied Exercise Science Program at Concordia University, Chicago and undergraduate Kinesiology at Lehmann College, Bronx NY.
He helped found THE BFR PROS to further his mission of making the world a better place by helping people get back to the activities they love as quickly as possible and experiencing the joy of pain-free movement™ through evidence-based therapies like BFR-Blood Flow Restriction!
Nick teaches BFR Workshops across Europe including, France, Switzerland, Belgium & Italy. The demand for his expertise as a Speaker in BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) continues to grow in places such as London (Nov 28 & 29, 2019), Paris (Jan - 2020) and The NSCA 2020 National Conference in Las Vegas (July 2020).
The Human performance Mechanic
"The Mission of THPM is to help everyone experience the Joy of Pain-Free Movement through world class Physical Therapy & Personal Training."
Marty is a philosopher, marketing lunatic, and ideaholic whose craft is all about the conceiving and spreading of sustainable ideas. He’s an Idealist who believes the best solutions are those where all stakeholders benefit.
Marty’s played many different roles throughout his life including father, athlete, corporate executive and entrepreneur.
He’s also a teacher, coach and mentor who helps small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.
Nicholas M. Licameli, PT, DPT
Consultant & Guest Blogger
Nick believes in improving quality of life and inspiring healthy living to make the world a happier, healthier, and more loving place. Bodybuilding and physical therapy just act as ways to give back and carry out that cause.He sees himself never as an expert, but always as a student starving for knowledge and improvement.Nick wants to be an impactful and positive resource from which his younger self would have benefitted and of which his older self would be proud.
Nick graduated summa cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey with his bachelor’s degree in biology, then furthered his education by completing his doctoral degree in physical therapy from Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences (previously the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) at the age of 24.He is a doctor of physical therapy, professional natural bodybuilder, and the director of an outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinic.Dr. Licameli is also the Injury Reduction and Management Specialist for 3D Muscle Journey and has his own online physical therapy and wellness company, Strength Together Inc.
Erica Marcano, MS ATC, CSCS
Contining Education Application Coordinator
Erica Marcano, aka The Notorious ATC is a BOC certified and NYS licensed Athletic Trainer, and an NSCA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. She is also an American Red Cross CPR Instructor, BFR certified, a Reiki Master, and a Breathwork and Meditation practitioner.
Erica earned her Bachelor's of Science in Sports Sciences, followed by her Master's of Science in Athletic Training in 2005 from LIU Brooklyn. After graduation, she joined the Sports Medicine department at Penn State, where she handled acute care and rehabilitation of rugby, ice hockey and tennis athletes. She then returned to LIU Brooklyn Sports Medicine as an Assistant Athletic Trainer, where she was responsible for the men's soccer, women's volleyball, track & field, women's lacrosse, and baseball programs throughout her tenure there. During this time, she became an Associate Professor, and has taught undergraduate and graduate classes for the Athletic Training, Health and Exercise Sciences Division, as well as the Physical Education department and Honors Program, at LIU Brooklyn.
She remains involved in the academic world through her position as the Northeast Regional Coordinator with The Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group and as an Athletic Trainer for the Northeast Rugby Academy, a USOC sanctioned Community Olympic Development Program. She has lectured at several continuing education conferences for Sports Medicine professionals, and continues to serve as an adjunct professor at LIU Brooklyn and a mentor to the next generation of Athletic Trainers.
Erica offers her unique blend of high performance services to clients throughout New York City.