The Nocebo Effect

I’m sure you’ve heard of the term, “placebo” – a substance or treatment that has no physical effects, but may be perceived as beneficial via psychological processes. BUT have you heard of “nocebo”? Nocebo means a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis. In …

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Blood Flow Restriction Course at APEX in Portland, OR

Apex proudly hosted their first continuing education course for physical therapists on June 26th. The Owens Recovery Science group taught their Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) certification course. BFR is an exciting tool in physical therapy and strength training that has increased in popularity in the last decade. BFR works by using a tourniquet system to …

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