About me

About me

Nick Rolnick, AKA The Human Performance Mechanic is a world-class Physical Therapist & Performance Enhancement Specialist and is quickly establishing a reputation as a leading international authority in Blood Flow Restriction.

He has had an interest in sports and performance from his days as captain of his college baseball team at Franklin & Marshall, where he achieved all-conference honors, to his more recent pursuits as a men’s physique competitor. Since graduating with an M.S. in Health Promotion Management from American University, Nick realized his love for fitness with his passion to help others by earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University with honors.

Nick teaches Kinesiology I & II in the MS Applied Exercise Science Program at Concordia University, Chicago and undergraduate Kinesiology at Lehman College, Bronx NY.

He helped found THE BFR PROS to further his mission of making the world a better place by helping people get back to the activities they love as quickly as possible and experiencing the joy of pain-free movement™ through evidence-based therapies like BFR-Blood Flow Restriction!

Nick teaches BFR Workshops across Europe including, France, Switzerland, Belgium & Italy. Nick has spoken on BFR training at international conferences in London and Paris as well as at the National Strength & Conditioning Association’s National Conference in 2020. He currently is scheduled to return to speak in Paris as well as in the Ukraine in September 2021 to further his mission of changing lives with BFR training. He also is working on expanding his publications in peer-reviewed journals with collaborations with other BFR training experts in various parts of the world!

Education:

BA: Biology- Franklin & Marshall College, 2010

MS: Health Promotion Management – American University, 2014

DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy (with Honors) – Columbia University, 2017

Certifications:

McKenzie International Part A-D-  2018-2019; Credentialing Exam Pending 2021 (Canceled due to COVID-19 in September, 2020) 

Blood Flow Restriction Certified (SmartTools- 2018, Owens Recovery Science- 2017, The BFR PROS – 2019)

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association: October, 2011