Blood flow restriction strength training

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) strength training is a new option in rehabilitation for those needing to increase muscle size and strength, and who also need to reduce the stress on their joints. Even though BFR is new in terms of Western clinical application, there is over 40 years’ worth of research that has gone into the development of BFR training protocols. It originated in Japan in the 1960’s by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato and is known as “Kaatsu Training”, which translates to “Training Under Pressure”. Sin.

Anterior Knee Pain – Patellofemoral Pain (PFP)

PFP is a common knee presentation which is characterised by pain behind or around the kneecap. It can commonly be referred to as anterior knee pain, “jumper’s knee” or “runner’s knee” and affects up to 23% of adults and 29% of adolescents in the general population (Collins et al. 2018). The pain mostly occurs during activities such as running, cycling, climbing stairs, squatting or sitting, when the knee is in a flexed position (Collins et.al 2018). The patellofemoral joint (PFJ) cons.