Johnny Owens, PT

Johnny Owens, PT

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

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 Water-skiing, Harlequins Rugby League, national level sprinters and endurance runners as well as the Scottish football association

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