Northern Rehab Physical Therapists Brandon Clement, PT, DPT, OCS, and Aaron Nevdal, PT, DPT, OCS, recently completed a continuing education course for Blood Flow Restriction Training by BFR Pros in Rockford, Illinois. Blood flow restriction training is an exercise adjunct to enable patients to make greater strength gains while lifting lighter loads. The treatment works by applying an external pressure similar to a blood pressure cuff, which reduces venous outflow causing muscles to utilize oxygen faster and fatigue quickly. This method can produce increases in strength without having to lift heavy weights which can be painful or difficult due to a recent surgery, joint condition, or arthritis. Upon completion of this training, both Brandon and Aaron are well prepared to independently treat patients using this type of hands-on treatment.
If you are suffering from chronic pain or joint issues, arthritis, recovering from injury, need post-surgical care, or other physical therapy treatment, a physician’s prescription is no longer required to receive physical therapy treatment, so you can call Northern Rehab directly and start feeling better right away! Both Brandon and Aaron are accepting new patients at the DeKalb Sycamore Road location; additionally Aaron is also accepting new patients in our Rochelle clinic. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call us at 815.756.8524 (DeKalb) or 815.562.3299 (Rochelle).