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Interview with Chad Burnham of ProForm Physical Therapy, Part 2

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Interview with Chad Burnham of ProForm Physical Therapy, Part 2

Here is Part 2 of the interview with Chad Burnham of ProForm Physical Therapy in Salisbury, MA. Read Part 1 here. On Friday, I’ll post a video to Facebook of myself and Chad demonstrating the Blood Flow Restriction Training method.

Talk about therapeutic exercises and the interplay between them and treatment.

Here at ProForm Physical Therapy we are very functionally-based and offer global performance programs that utilize evidence-based research and integrated clinical techniques to ensure optimal performance.

We utilize applied functional science and the principles of Neuromusculoskeletal Chain Reaction® Biomechanics to treat and train every client as a unique individual. There are no universal protocols or evaluation screens that apply to all clients. Instead, we initiate a process of observation and manipulation to identify dysfunction and create treatments and programs for the client’s specific needs based on their individual abilities and goals.

We utilize functional biomechanical assessments throughout the body to determine causes, compensations and symptoms as well as Three-dimensional (3D) functional tests that translate into “3D Matrix” exercise programs to facilitate function in all planes of motion.

What is the newest treatment you are using at your clinic and explain a little how it works.

Here at ProForm Physical Therapy we are always staying current with the research as well as new techniques that are available in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy. One technique that has been gaining a lot of popularity as well as gaining a lot of clinical promise is something called Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training.

Blood flow restriction (BFR) is the brief and intermittent occlusion of venous blood flow using a tourniquet (BP cuff) while exercising. Using this technique allows us to exercise our patients with significantly lighter weight while still creating hypertrophy and a physiological strength response. A personalized BFR allows the patient to train safely at a lower resistance (20% of 1RM) and get a similar physiological response compared to training at a higher resistance (60-80% of 1RM). This is especially helpful is progressing our patients post surgery as well as progressing our patients that may present with acute tendonitis and muscle strain. It has been a vital training technique in our clinic and we have continued to see great results with it.


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