Johnny Owens Talks Blood Flow Restriction Training
Episode 68 and The Next Big Thing in Physical Therapy: wearing a tourniquet while you do bicep curls. Why Delta Force, Premiere League and The NFL are employ the technique and the man behind the madness.
Johnny Owens is former Chief of Human Performance Optimization at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI), which is part of the SAMMC–Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (DOR). Johnny was at SAMMC for 10 years, treating service members suffering severe musculoskeletal trauma. His successes included the application of regenerative medicine for volumetric soft tissue loss and Return to Run Clinical Pathway, an internationally recognized rehabilitation program designed to combat delayed amputations and compliment a dynamic exoskeleton, the IDEO. He took part in numerous multi-center research projects involving regenerative medicine, sports medicine and rehabilitation of the combat casualty.
Johnny Owens has been applying Blood Flow Restriction Training clinically since 2012 and credits the modality with significant strength recovery in more than 300 patients.
Owens has been published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Time magazine, NPR, Discovery Channel and ESPN.
Episode at a Glance
In Episode 68 of the Doc & Jock Podcast co-hosts Doc Danny Matta and Coach Joe Szymanek sit down with cutting edge physio-coach Johnny Owens to talk Blood Flow Restriction and how he uses it with almost every professional athlete on the planet to reduce recovery times and increase performance. If you aren’t familiar check out this piece that ESPN’s Outside The Lines recently did with Johnny http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:15162497 .
Quick Show Guide
Meet Johnny Owen’s
What is Johnny Owens up to? Who is he working with and what is he doing to help professional athletes recover.
What was Johnny’s motivation for getting into physical therapy and what got him into blood flow restriction?
Johnny emphasizes a ton of strength and conditioning in his practice. How did he get the idea of integrating S&C into his practice?
What does Johnny look for in a strength and conditioning coach that he is working with?
Does Johnny get a better buy in from the strength coach or the practitioner?
What is blood flow restriction training? What’s the science behind it and how is it helping athletes improve?
What’s the dark side of blood flow restriction?
Using knee sleeves hasn’t tested as well as Johnny’s Delfi system. Why is that and why shouldn’t you grab your Rogue knee wraps and start doing bicep curls?
Is there any research for blood flow restriction for Tenapathy.
How does BFR help the average guy recover?
What are the safety concerns with BFR?
What’s the right way to use the BFR cuff?
Intermission!!!! Hey Doc & Jock faithful we are changing release dates for the podcast. Starting next Tuesday April 19, 2016 we will be releasing our “long form” episodes on TUESDAY’S. We’ll continue to release our shorts on Friday’s.
Can BFR help improve the strength in a small muscle groups to improve a compound movement?
Are there benefits to going heavy while restricting blood flow?
The GOD drug. What is it?
Can you do to much BFR?
What is phantom pain? Can BFR help this condition?
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Web Site: http://www.owensrecoveryscience.com/
Cool ESPN Article: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11858977/tourniquet-training-change-way-athletes-recover-injuries
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