Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
Blood flow restriction is the application of a specialized tourniquet system to an arm or leg, and is inflated to a personalized and specific pressure to reduce blood flow to an exercising extremity. With Personalized BFR you can create significant strength and hypertrophy gains with lower loads typically needed for said gains. We use BFR for patients after injury or surgery where a patient is usually unable to lift significant loads to induce a strength or hypertrophy response in skeletal muscle. BFR allows the physical therapist to begin the strength and hypertrophy phases of rehabilitation much earlier. BFR has demonstrated statistically significant improved patient outcomes for post-operative cases, tendonitis, acute knee pain and shoulder pain.