"My colleague, Kathy Cortelyou, PT SCS talked me into going to the Owens Recovery science continuing education class at Northeastern University about one year ago. I had heard a little bit about blood flow restriction therapy and was interested but also somewhat skeptical.
We purchased two Delfi tourniquets immediately upon finishing the course, 1 for each of our clinics. Kathy and I were blown away by the amount of literature and solid research that had been done on personalized blood flow restriction therapy. Zac Dunkle, PT, retired USMC (and great guy) presented this extensive material to us in a manner that elucidated the incredible impact that this approach will produce. His handle on the material is beyond impressive. For every question he had an answer that was based in science and backed by the literature, which he was able to refer to by author, journal and date. This included material that had not yet been published.
If you were questioning the price tag on the course, question no more. The abundance of information presented was certainly worth the price of admission. But even more helpful has been the ongoing support that we receive from Zac and Owens Recovery Science through their Facebook page and direct emailing. This is a group that clearly cares about what they’re doing and has a great interest in continuing to learn and educate. We are the happy recipients.
As the owner of Balance Physical Therapy in NH, integrating Personalized Blood Flow Restriction therapy into our clinic has changed the game for our patients. Attending the course has helped our clinicians to better understand the chemical and physiological changes that are occurring as a result of injury and surgery. We are intervening with our patients more quickly with PBFR, preventing much of the catabolic effects the body is waging on itself and getting athletes and nonathletes back in the game faster and stronger.
If you want to be on the cutting edge of physical therapy and provide the best service to your clients, I would insist that you attend a course."