What is blood flow restriction traning?
Blood flow restriction (BFR) training is the use of pneumatic bands to allow arterial blood flow to a region while restricting venous return during low-load exercise. BFR can be utilized on the arms or legs. Using BFR is a safe and effective way to create an optimal building environment for muscle and tissue without stress to the joint, ligaments, or tendons.
What are the benefits?
- Increase muscle hypertrophy
- Improve strength
- Increase repair and regrowth
- Increased aerobic capacity
- Great for deload weeks in athletes
- Better rehab outcomes
Are all Physical Therapists trained in BFR?
Not all medical or physical therapy professionals are trained in BFR. The Physical Therapists at Advanced Injury Treatment Center have advanced training from Kyle Coffey, PT, DPT of Motus Physical Therapy & Performance.
Who is BFR for?
If you have muscles, blood flow restriction therapy/training could benefit you! Elderly, post-op, prehab, athlete, weekend warrior, following an injury… BFR is useful for a variety of reasons!
Will I continue with physical therapy and receive other treatments?
Yes, your personalized physical therapy program will still integrate traditional physical therapy methods including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, endurance training, stabilization and posture training.