What is Blood Flow Restriction?
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is the way of the future for physical therapy and strength training. With BFR we create the same hormonal effect traditional strength training stimulates with significantly less strain on muscle, joints, and connective tissue.
How does Blood Flow Restriction Work?
Due to inflammatory responses, pain, and connective tissue repairs, those recovering from injury may not be candidates to lift heavy enough weights to gain strength. To reach the traditional requirements for strength and hypertrophy an individual needs to lift loads greater than 65% of his/her 1 repetition max (RM).
Using occlusion therapy which decreases vascular inflow and occludes venous outflow allows individuals to exercise at light loads (20-30% 1RM) and develop the same gains as traditional strength training.
The Science Behind Blood Flow Restriction
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Blood Flow Restriction is used by our physical therapists as an additional means of rehab. It is often integrated into a comprehensive recovery program.
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