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 Lehmann 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. The demand for his expertise as a Speaker in BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) continues to grow in places such as London (Nov 28 & 29, 2019), Paris (Jan – 2020) and The NSCA 2020 National Conference in Las Vegas (July 2020).


DPT with Academic Honors, Columbia University – 2017
MS in Health Promotion Management, American University – 2014
BA in Biology, Franklin and Marshall College – 2010


AES 6020 – Kinesiology I
AES 6030 – Kinesiology II
AES 6810 – Essesntials of Strength Training and Conditioning
AES 6840 – Practicum in Strength and Conditioning Theory
AES 6860 – Seminar in Strength and Conditioning

Research Interests

Blood Flow Restriction and its impact on strength, hypertrophy and post-operative outcomes
Osteoarthritis – what determines symptomatology?
Modifications to reduce pain and perceived dysfunction in symptomatic individuals with physical therapy intervention

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