BFR Training

"I began blood flow restriction training with Susie Lachowski in November of 2018. My surgeon recommended BFRT, since traditional physical therapy alone was not properly restoring my atrophied muscles. Susie stood out as the most qualified person to work with because of her extensive research in the area of blood flow restriction therapy, including her dissertation
Susie began our regiment by taking baseline data in order to identify areas of weakness. After that we worked together twice a week in order to rebuild the muscles in my right leg. When I began working with Susie I could not walk up stairs and had begun having hip pain due to the imbalance of my leg muscles.  By the time we finished working together in June of 2019 I was pain-free and could do all physical activities.
My physical improvements are a direct result of Susie’s hard work and considerable insight into the fields of exercise physiology and blood flow restriction therapy. She created an individualized program to target the specific weakened muscles. This allowed for optimum growth and rebuilding of muscle cells, which in turn led to a return to my pre-surgery physical abilities.
Not only is Susie extremely knowledgeable, she is professional and wonderful to work with. Completing blood flow restriction exercises is grueling and yet Susie always found a way to make it fun. It was something that I looked forward to going to each time. Susie truly changed my life and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with her"

~ Elise A.

BFR Cert Course
"Awesome course!
Dr. Lachowski does a great job at breaking down “why” blood flow restriction training works and how to properly apply it in the rehab and strength and conditioning settings. This course was very “hands-on” and very practical. I was a skeptic before the course but now feel very confident with BFRT and it has become one of my favorite modalities in my PT “tool box."

~ Paul M., PT

BFR Training
"I was having a tough time recovering from a total knee replacement.  My knee still had a great deal of swelling and it hurt after I drove, where I would stagger out of the car.  I also had some residual pain from a frozen shoulder on my left side.  All I did was try the exercises suggested by Susie Lachowski, this was to apply the cuffs to both my arms and legs, do 30 squats in a row while doing bicep curls with my arm at the same rate, pause for 30 seconds and repeat twice.  I did increase the pressure in the cuffs every couple of days.  After about a week, I was already feeling better.  After two weeks, I was able to see my knee cap again (the swelling had decreased significantly).  I now just put them on about every 3 days to get a nice rush of fluid to keep myself limber and feeling good.  These exercises only take about 7 minutes a day.  I am thrilled that this helped.  It even helped my frozen shoulder so nice I can sleep on that side of my body if I want to.  I am disappointed that more PT's do not know or prescribe these since I tried 3 different PT offices and didn't have much relief."

~ Jill B.

I attended Paul and Susie’s BFR training in 2020. I had researched Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) previously and found the science, practical application, and it’s potential to help my clients (and myself) to be very compelling. Paul and Susie are both exceptional educators who use an evidence based foundation paired with a pragmatic clinical approach that any therapist can relate to in any setting. And to top it all off I got a great workout during their class! It was probably the most fun I’ve had at any course I’ve taken in my career. Since then BFR has become my preferred method of strength training. I love the fact that I can get the results of a high-intensity workout with significantly lower weights and higher reps in very little time. I’ve seen great outcomes for myself, with competitive athletes, and older adults! 

~ Chrisopher Krouse, OT/L

We recently hosted a Blood Flow Restriction course at our rehab facility, put on by Paul Marquis and Susie Lachowski of Glass Training and Education.  We host courses on a regular basis due to the size of our organization and this was, by far, one of the best programs we’ve had.  Not only was it a topic that is immediately applicable to a good percentage of our patient population, but Paul and Suzie were outstanding presenters and trainers.  The feedback from staff in attendance was overwhelmingly positive and all were appreciative just to be in attendance.  The training was hands-on and interactive and Paul and Suzie are dynamic and practical in their approach to teaching BFR.  I’ve never seen so many exhausted therapists at the end of a course and our group picture at the end looked more like a group that had just gotten done with an aerobics class. 
In the days and weeks following the course, I’ve received lots of positive feedback, not only about the applicability of the techniques that were taught, but also about the quality of the course and presenters.  We were lucky to have such a great team of Paul and Susie and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to host a BFR course.  Thank you both!!

~Neil Washington, PT, ATC,
CSCS Sr. Director of Outpatient Programming,
Business Development and Strategic Planning

BOC Provider for CEUs


[email protected]