Brandon Clement and Aaron Nevdal, physical therapists at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists in DeKalb and Rochelle, completed a continuing education course for blood flow restriction Training by BFR Pros in Rockford.
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 use oxygen faster and fatigue quickly. This method can produce increases in strength without having to lift heavy weights, which can be painful or difficult because of a recent surgery, joint condition or arthritis.
Clement and Nevdal are accepting new patients at Northern Rehab’s Sycamore Road location in DeKalb. Nevdal also is accepting new patients in the Rochelle clinic. To schedule an appointment in one of the clinics or via video conference or for information, call Northern Rehab at 815-756-8524 (DeKalb) or 815-562-3299 (Rochelle) or visit www.northernrehapt.com.