Blood Flow Restriction

Our Team

Johnny Owens, MPT

Owens Recover Science

Owens Recovery Science is the leader in clinical education and consultation of

Personalised Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) Rehabilitation. Founder Johnny Owens, is former Chief of Human Performance Optimisation at the Centre for the Intrepid (CFI), which is part of the SAMMC–Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (DOR). Johnny was at SAMMC for 10 years, treating service members suffering severe musculoskeletal trauma. His successes included the application of regenerative medicine for volumetric soft tissue loss and Return to Run Clinical Pathway, an internationally recognised rehabilitation program designed to combat delayed amputations and compliment a dynamic exoskeleton, the IDEO. He took part in numerous multi-centre research projects involving regenerative medicine, sports medicine and rehabilitation of the combat casualty.

Johnny Owens has been applying Personalised Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation clinically since 2012 and credits the modality with significant strength recovery in more than 300 patients. He has trained numerous NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA teams, and healthcare systems in PBFR Rehabilitation.

Owens has been published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Time magazine, NPR, Discovery Channel and ESPN.

Stephen Patterson

I am currently teaching and researching at St Marys University, London where I am based on the MSc Strength and Conditioning programme. This is the largest online (distance learning) MSc in the discipline in the UK.

I graduated with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Napier University, Edinburgh (2005) before completing an MSc in Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise from Strathclyde University in Glasgow (2006). I then moved to Loughborough University where I completed my PhD specialising on the responses and adaptations to resistance training with blood flow restriction.

My main research interest focuses on the responses and adaptations to exercise. Current research areas include blood flow restriction training for rehabilitation and performance, ischaemic preconditioning strategies for exercise performance and physiology of team sports.

Over the last ten years I have provided sport science support to numerous athletes and teams, including British Waterskiing, Harlequins Rugby League, national level sprinters and endurance runners as well as the Scottish football association

Susan Deslippe B.Sc.(P.T.)

Susan graduated with a degree in physiotherapy in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Canada in 1991. In 2009, she joined two colleagues in opening Go! Physiotherapy Sports & Wellness Centre on Vancouver’s westside. Her practice incorporates manual therapy and movement analysis particularly focusing on spinal/pelvic instability and muscle imbalances.  Areas of interest include women’s health and in particular, assisting patients through the various challenging stages of rehabilitation following mastectomy surgery and treatment.

Always curious about what’s new in rehabilitation, Susan recently began teaching the evidence-based science behind Personalized Blood Flow Restriction rehabilitation (PBFR) throughout Canada, in the USA and Europe. This role has led her to provide training to both private clinics and rehabilitation teams working with professional sports teams including Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs, Toronto FC, and Rugby Canada as well as the Canadian Armed Forces.