Next Level Sports PT: Blood Flow Restriction

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DR. HARRY PINO, PHD Getting To Know The Next Level Sports Physical Therapy Team

MOVE. EXCEL. INSPIRE.

Dr. Pino earned h i s P h D i n Clinical Exercise Physiology from Pacific University.

aforementioned journals. He has presented, nationally and internationally, on various aspects of exercise physiology particularly concerning sports performance testing and recovery. As an active participant in the field of exercise physiology, he remains on the Board of Accreditation for the Society of Exercise Physiologists and is the immediate past president for the Massachusetts Association of Clinical Exercise Physiologists. He is a consultant for the USA and PUR Olympic Team.

He specializes in sports performance testing and sports recovery. He is a board certified clinical exercise physiologist from the American Society of Exercise Physiology. Dr. Pino is on the editorial board and reviewer for Bariatric Surgical Nursing and Patient Care and Bariatric Times and has also published articles in the

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BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING FOR REHAB AND PERFORMANCE

SERVICES & THERAPIES :

• Concussion Prevention Programming • Return To Sport Screening • Cupping Therapy

• Corrective and Functional Programming • Manual Therapy • Running Technique Analysis and Corrections

Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) is a game changer for sports rehabilitation and performance needs. BFRT uses a unique tourniquet system that looks like a blood pressure cuff that can be applied to the arm or leg. When the cuff is inflated to a specific pressure (depending on the needs of the athlete), it will reduce blood flow to the working limb. How is this beneficial? Reducing blood flow to the muscle allows you to work the muscle hard without putting a significant amount of weight on your arm or leg. The use of BFRT is quick and happens at various intervals during an exercise—8 minutes per move. Common injuries that benefit from BFRT are: •Post-operative care for the arms and legs •Tendon injuries •Quad or hamstring tears •IT Band injuries

•Patellofemoral injuries •Achilles tendon injuries •Rotator cuff injuries •Tennis or golfer’s elbow •ACL/meniscus injuries •Non-union fractures

The bonus of BFRT: BFRT doesn’t only apply to an injury. If you’re into fitness and want to take your muscle gains, power and strength, recovery needs, and endurance to the Next Level, then BFRT is for you! (continued inside)

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Blood Flow Restriction Training and Performance

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By using BFRT for an injury or your fitness regime, you will be able to increase your muscular strength and mass with loads that are as low as 20% one-rep max (1-RM). Your 1-RM is the most weight you can lift once for an exercise. In a typical gym setting for an athlete to put on muscle mass and strength, he or she would need to lift 60% of their 1-RM or greater. The mechanism behind BFRT is still being extensively researched; it’s thought that metabolites via anaerobic metabolism coupled with muscle protein breakdown can influence muscle flexing results. For the endurance athlete, BFRT can be used twice a week for muscular maintenance or to increase strength as your endurance training volume increases. If you prefer powerlifting or Olympic weightlifting, BFRT can be used 6-10 times per week without interfering with your high-training load.

As for Crossfitters, BFRT can be used to increase your muscle strength on a move that you may be weak with; for example, to increase your bench press strength, implement one workout per week with the BFRT bench press. Lastly, for athletes who play sports like baseball or basketball, BFRT can be used in between multiple games per week to help create muscle strength gains within a short time frame. And yes, BFRT is safe—completely regulated by the FDA. We use the Delfi Personalized Tourniquet System for BFRT, and it’s a tourniquet system device that is listed with the FDA and is specifically indicated for the BFRT experience. Your cuffed arms or legs will be in good hands. To see more significant results, take your physical fitness and injury to the Next Level.

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HIP ABDUCTION STRENGTHENING IN SIDE LYING While lying on your side, slowly raise up your top leg to the side. Keep your knee straight and maintain your toes pointed forward the entire time. The bottom leg can be bent to stabilize your body.

Everyone can benefit from having a personal trainer or coach to help them reach their fitness goals. At Next Level Sports PhysicalTherapy, our doctors of physical therapy are unique in that they provide care for injuries and can also help you elevate your fitness through one:one personal training as well. Drawing from their extensive athletic, performance, fitness, and rehab experience across the lifespan, our doctors can scale and progress you to maximize your fitness gains without getting you injured. Because we work with young athletes, we also have personal training for kids as well. Ask us about our training packages. For more information, Contact us at Woodcliff Lake, NJ center.

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“After taking a fall which messed up my right knee and left shoulder, I went to Next Level for PT. John Mendenhall took me under his care and after only 11 visits, I was feeling like new again, considering my age of 75. Anyway, I’ve continued exercises at home, using the gravity straps, stationary bike and treadmill. John has a very nice area there at his location and appears to be equipped to handle any and all types of PT requirements." - George B. "...after only 11 visits, I was feeling like new again..."

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Physical Therapy at Next Level Sports

Our philosophy comes down to three words: MOVE. EXCEL. INSPIRE.

Through individualized therapy and conditioning, we work with our patients and clients to help them MOVE correctly, painlessly, and skillfully. Our strengthening, conditioning, and performance coaching help them EXCEL to the next level of their sport and other pursuits. Finally, as our patients and clients reach their aspirations, we encourage them to INSPIRE others along the way to set new goals and reach for higher heights. When an athlete is injured or if he or she is suffering from a chronic issue, physical therapy is necessary for rehabilitation. But every athlete is different and physical therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution. AtNextLevel,wework individuallywithallofourathletestobuildaphysicalprofile, identify underlying issues,andcreateaspecializedplantoputeachpatientonthepathtohealing. Beyond our hands-on approach to healing, what really sets us apart as a physical therapy clinic is that we don’t believe the partnership should end when the pain does. We partner with athletes to develop healthy lifestyles and design exercise regimens in order to prevent reinjury. This level of physical therapy is unparalleled in the industry and underscores our commitment to full body care.

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