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πŸ’ͺ BFR Series Finale πŸ’ͺ

This month we took a deep dive into Blood Flow Restriction therapy and how we utilize this advanced technique in our treatment at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic. We have covered topics like how BFR works and why it is so important, how to measure Limb Occlusion Pressure, the modalities in which BFR is useful, and some practical exercises that we incorporate into our therapy.

Joining forces @mdobratz and @michaelallis0n show us how to incorporate Blood Flow Restriction into squat exercises such as the TRX Assisted Squat, the Goblet Squat, and the Barbell Squat. These exercises are extremely practical in post-surgical and return to sport physical therapy to build muscle size and strength without placing unwanted stress on bones, tendons, and ligaments.

If you missed the first 4 episodes of the Blood Flow Restriction or Squat Series, make sure to watch those first so that you understand the basics before moving into the more advanced movements.

Remember that Blood Flow Restriction training can be dangerous when it is not utilized properly. If you are interested in learning more about BFR training in a clinical setting, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our providers by filling out a new patient form at the link in our Instagram bio!

If you enjoyed this content, make sure to like this video and give a shoutout to @mdobratz and @michaelallis0n in the comments! Also, what technique series should we do next? Let us know in the comments below! πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

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✨ January Client Spotlight ✨

Tikki had a total knee replacement surgery which required about 12 weeks of manual therapy to regain mobility and range of motion, neuromuscular re-education, strengthening, stabilization exercises and therapeutic activities to return her to her previous level of function. Under the care of our team, she has also been able to achieve goals that she was previously unable to do like jumping rope, lunging, deep squats, and stepping up on high steps.

She is now at a point in her physical therapy journey where she is only seeing @doctor__whit 1-2x a month for maintenance and progressive exercises!

We are so proud of Tikki and all of the hard work she put into her physical therapy by trusting us with her care, showing up, putting in the work, and performing her exercises as prescribed. Tikki is a living example of the power of physical therapy and has earned the January F.I.T. Client Spotlight.

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#FITtipFriday Part IV of January Squat Series - Hip Mobility and Core Bracing

Learning proper breathing techniques and core bracing is a great way to protect your spine and reduce risk of injuries when adding heavy loads to your barbell squat. Practice these bracing techniques to prepare for your next heavy squat day.

Kettlebell core bracing
-keeping your back flat on the ground, breath through the abdominal to push the kettlebell up
-this is an easy way to see your Intra Abdominal Pressure

Reduce rib flair
-maintaining a neutral spine and breathing through the stomach provides more stability than a spine in extension
-remember to keep your chest down to reduce rib flair and spinal extension

Good hip mobility is key to maintaining proper form during the squat. Making sure we warm up our hips prior to lifting weight will ensure our knees track directly over our toes, maximizing our stability and performance.

Pigeon stretch
-these can be performed on most elevated surfaces such as a standard weight bench

Banded squat
-place the band just above your knees
-expand the band by pressing your knees outward
-this prevents knee valgus, keeping your knees tracking over your toes

We hope you enjoyed the video today. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below!

Tune in next #TechniqueTuesday as @mdobratz and @michaelallis0n team up to bring you information on the benefits of performing squats using Blood Flow Restriction and how we utilize this technique at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic.

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πŸ’« Meet the Team πŸ’«

Let us introduce you to our Shawnee physical therapy and chiropractic team. Boasting over 36 years of combined experience, Shawnee is not only the F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic headquarters, but also the clinic where our founders and co-owners, Matt Lane and Chad Barnes practice. Alongside our owners, Shawnee is also home to Maggie Flynn, Michael Santos, Adam Hutchison, Sean Whitmore and Cameron Snyder, all of which are DCs except for Sean and Adam who are DPTs. Shawnee is also our hiring and training facility, which fills the clinic with energy, fun and excitement!

Did you know?
- Shawnee was our original clinic almost 11 years ago
- the building used to be a bank and Adam's office is right next to the old vault
- we have a super heavy kettle bell that we don't encourage any one to lift
- you pretty much have to get your haircut next door if you work there
- you'll hear the most random raptor noises
- providers trying to jump scare their teammates happens regularly
- they have the fanciest coffee machine of all FIT clinics
- one of our chiropractors played professional hockey in Europe
- the first pt hired by FIT is still at the Shawnee clinic
- this is the clinic where all nicknames are formed

If you have your own fun facts about our Shawnee location, share them with us in the comments!

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