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Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Training in rehabilitation: What is it and why is everybody talking about it? Can it help you reach full recovery after injury faster? Can it help you prevent muscle wasting after surgery?

In Injury, Recovery, Sports Physical Therapy by Zuzana Rogers1 Comment

In a nutshell, Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Training (PBFR) is a way to increase strength or endurance without stressing the injured tissue, using light weight or slow movement. It uses a special tourniquet system on the arm or leg which, when inflated, limits arterial blood flow and significantly reduced venous return of blood. This occlusion stimulates muscle hyperthrophy and endurance. …

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Fluoroquinolone associated tendon pain. Can certain antibiotics make you prone to tendon pain? YES!!

In Injury, Injury Prevention, Recovery, Sports Physical Therapy, Tendon pain by Zuzana RogersLeave a Comment

As a sports physical therapist, I’ve treated several clients who suffered from Fluoroquinolone associated debilitating tendon pain. I welcomed Tom Goom, PT’s insight on this very important topic, and I am going to share brief summary to create awareness and suggest steps to address this. Fluoroquinolone associated tendon pain is a very important topic because it can significantly impact peoples’ …

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A Physical Therapist’s role in high-level cross-country ski competition and training

In Life Hack by Zuzana Rogers2 Comments

As a private practice clinician working with high-level cross-country ski athletes, I receive an interesting number of questions regarding ‘what does a physical therapist do during training and competition?’ Many people are surprised to learn that my role is not just managing injuries or doing massage. It is so, so much more than that! I have been working with the …

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How to advocate for yourself in the medical maize to reach full recovery so you get back to what you love

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You are suffering from pain, say chronic low back pain. It hurts enough that you don’t go out often anymore, you are not exercising to the point you would like to, and you have to call for help when lifting things. You’ve seen your primary physician who gave you some painkillers and sent you to a surgeon. That surgeon took …