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, our professionals are certified in BFR Therapy, which can be used to accelerate and maximize your fitness and rehabilitation goals!
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, 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:
Patients following joint arthroplasties
Patients with acute tendinopathy or chronic tendinosis