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22 Apr 2018

Blood Flow Restriction Training... Ever heard of it??

This past week while diving into physiotherapy blogs, I ran into the concept of blood flow restriction (BFR) training.  I have to admit, it was something I had never heard of.  I couldn’t imagine what they were talking about.  And, why on earth would you do that? When I dug a little deeper, I saw that it also went by the term Kaatsu, as an “exercise method developed by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato that is based on blood flow moderation exercise (or vascular occlusion moderat... More

15 Apr 2018

What to do when your patient feels worse after treatment?

Inspiration from:https://mikereinold.com/worse-after-treatment-con-ed-plan-current-thoughts-on-blood-flow-restriction-training/ This is really a good question.  And it comes from new-grad PTs in the human field as well as newbies to the animal rehab field. Essentially not all ‘next day’ pain is bad.  Firstly, you must consider what is the diagnosis?If it’s a fresh post-op and what you did made the dog worse the next day, then perhaps you over did it. ... More

08 Apr 2018

Bra pain... for real?!

  https://www.themanualtherapist.com/2018/03/untold-physio-stories-s8e6-trials-and.html The story / blog goes on about a woman who is having thumb pain.  She’s a massage therapist, but her pain is worse when driving!  Pressure makes it feel better (pushing into the thenar eminence).  There was also a complaint of inner arm pain – about where her bra wire would come in contact with her biceps (along the line of the median nerve).  The patient had a p... More


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