Blood Flow Restriction Therapy | IMPACT Physical Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Whether you are a patient who recently had surgery, is about to begin the rehabilitation process, or an elite athlete who is looking to improve your aerobic capacity, Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy may be right for you. At IMPACT Physical Therapy & Sports Recovery, our professionals are certified in BFR Therapy, which can be used to accelerate and maximize your fitness and rehabilitation goals!

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What is Blood Flow Restriction?

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy is the brief, intermittent, and safe occlusion of arterial and venous blood flow using a specialized device while at rest or exercising. Using this technique, a person can exercise with significantly less resistance and still achieve significant gains in muscle strength, size, and stamina.

At IMPACT Physical Therapy & Sports Recovery, we pride ourselves on implementing evidence-based rehabilitation while using cutting-edge technology. The Blood Flow Restriction Therapy tools we utilize are FDA listed, Class 1 tools that enhance traditional physical therapy while achieving superior results. The inflatable tourniquet and external doppler allow us to monitor and individualize appropriate occlusion pressures for maximizing safety and optimizing outcomes.

Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Patients are able to experience multiple benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, including:

  • Increased muscle size
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Improved aerobic capacity (VO2 max)
  • Decreased post-surgical muscle atrophy and recovery time
  • Improved bone density and function
  • Temporary reduction in pain during exercise

Who is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy For?

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy is beneficial to:

  • Pre/Post-operative patients
  • Patients following joint arthroplasties
  • Patients with acute tendinopathy or chronic tendinosis
  • Patients with Osteoarthritis or joint pain
  • Patients with muscle strains or joint sprains
  • Deconditioned individuals
  • Older adults
  • Athletes attempting to improve muscle strength and size
  • Athletes attempting to improve aerobic capacity and performance

Learn More About Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

For more information on Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, and to determine if it is right for you, contact one of our certified professionals at IMPACT Physical Therapy & Sports Recovery today!

Preventing or recovering from an injury can be difficult. Let IMPACT Physical Therapy help you get back in the game with our expert Physical Therapists. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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