Do you want to know the best way to reduce joint stress while increasing in muscle size, endurance and health?

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Advances in sports science have shown us that high intensity metabolic training when scaled to your skill level, not only makes you stronger but also makes your body healthier and younger at the cellular level. Intensity is not something to be afraid of, as it is the key to unlocking a longer and higher quality of life.


BFR is a safe and effective training and rehab tool that is now part of the medical scope of practice of Physical Therapy. BFR is also part now of professional sports such as the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, US. Soccer, WWE, Olympic Sports and the special forces military.


Whether you are just starting out your fitness goals, avoiding injury/surgery or you are a seasoned athlete wanting to reduce joint pain, or increase muscle mass with less weight then BFR is right for you.



Maintaining healthy muscle mass can contribute towards protecting your joints which can reduce pain and sustain a high quality life.


Avoiding Surgery

BFR training after an injury can help maintain muscle mass, bone health, and support soft tissue regeneration, which are all solutions to potentially avoiding elective orthopedic surgery.


Masterclass Athletes

Years of living the athletic life will take a toll on anyone. BFR training can allow you to maintain the body you have and the health you want while reducing joint stress and time spent in the gym.

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Sports science has taught us that adaptation is a process of intensity and recovery. BFR training has shown to be a potent training tool for increasing performance and real recovery that you can feel and see.

We are located in The Therapy Gym

Our training facility offers convenience, accessibility, and style!

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We are committed to deliver the highest in exceptional quality care for an affordable price. We can reimburse through out-of-network services and HCA.



Easily access our location right outside of Nashville. Address: 203 N Mount Juliet Rd, Mount Juliet TN, 37122

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Here is what people are saying...

"Dr. Novo is one of the best and brightest in the industry. With his experience "under the bar" and his ability to apply scientific principles to injury prevention and recovery, his services are simply unparalleled" - Michael Mash. Owner, Barbell Rehab and Performance 

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"I am a top level personal trainer with over 12 years of experience. My clientele ranges from high level athletes, to post physio rehabilitation, to your average person. I met Mario on Facebook through other top fitness professionals. Before I was officially introduced to Mario, I read some of his articles and watched his video tutorials, and was very impressed by his knowledge. Mario has a very effective and multi-faceted approach to health and fitness. He has a great understanding of the human body, how to train for optimal performance, and how to enhance the overall health of the body. When Mario writes an article or shares a video tutorial, he is very articulate and thorough, and it is very clear that he understands exactly why he is performing an exercise, how to execute the movement with perfect form, and how to make the exercise more challenging (or easier) if necessary. If you want to improve your overall strength and fitness, aesthetics, and overall health, I highly recommend working with Mario. He practices what he preaches, and will take you to that next level." Meghan Callaway





"The Physical Therapy field is in need of more clinicians who understand the scientific principles of training athletes. Dr. Novo is a strong example of this rare breed. The Lifters Clinic is a great resource for clinicians, coaches, and athletes to find useful information regarding rehab & training." - Quinn Henoch, PT, DPT, ClinicalAthlete Founder

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"Dr. Mario is continuously striving to discover new methods to help his patients and athletes achieve their goals in a rapid manor. He shows an eager passion for Youth Performance and Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy. His knowledge and passion show in the quality of his writing. Dr. Mario is on my trusted referral list." James Spencer

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Who is Mario Novo?

Lifters Clinic is a physical therapy practice that was founded in 2015 by Mario Novo, DPT, PT. Recognized nationally as one of the leading experts in sports rehabilitation and evidence-based exercise kinesiology. Dr. Novo is a university researcher and professor who has taught at institutions such as Cumberland University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and most recently at Belmont University. Dr. Novo helped establish one of the top Motion Capture Research Labs out of Florida International University. His passion for teaching along with understanding the latest in analysis technology has helped researchers and practitioners better understand movement and strength training. Dr. Mario Novo is a Tennessee Department of Health Licensed Physical Therapist. He is certified in Blood Flow Restriction as well as Functional Dry Needling. He is considered a prominent expert in Blood Flow Restriction training, programming, and research.



  • What should I wear on my first Appointment?

    • Comfortable exercise clothes and your preferred pair of shoes

  • Does Lifters Clinic take my Insurance?

    • Lifters Clinic is an out of network provider. This means that although we do not directly accept insurance oftentimes, your insurance company will reimburse you for some if not all of your PT services (PPO plan). Determining if you have out of network physical therapy benefits, is easy and can be done by calling the number on the back of your insurance card. Following every appointment, an itemized receipt will be provided to you with all of the necessary information needed to get reimbursed.

  • Why Out of Network?

    • Providing a value-driven session of Physical Therapy performed one patient at a time, is not a reality of the current healthcare system. Therefore I am not able to deliver the care I know would be best and as such, have elected to operate outside of the traditional model of reimbursement. Direct care, through a one-on-one model, can often provide a more complete episode of care at a more affordable rate due to reduced spending on co-pays and unnecessary visits. Most PT clinics will require you to be seen 2-3x/wk, whereas we focus on providing care through a 1-2x/wk approach that is focused on providing you the tools needed to manage and stay on track outside of PT.

  • Where can I book an Appointment?

    • Whether you are a new patient or a regular with us, you can text or call us at 615-240-7962 to book an appointment.

  • What are your hours?
    • Mon-Tues: 7:30am-5:30pm

    • Wed: 7:30am-3:30pm

    • Thurs-Fri: 7:30am-10am/6:00pm-7:00pm

    • Sat/Sun: Special Scheduling (per request and confirmation)

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