BFR forces the blood to stay in the muscle longer, expediting the process of muscle fatigue and failure. The process stimulates the body’s ability to repair the muscle fibers, so recovery takes less time.
Muscles Contract Harder- It’s important to understand that traditional resistance exercise already constricts blood vessels during moderate-force movements and contractions. BFR safely mimics this response at lower intensity levels.
Increased Blood Flow & Cellular Healing- The lack of oxygen in these muscles stimulates protein synthesis which is key to repairing the cells. BFR can improve blood flow and capillary growth, leading to better muscle performance and blood flow.
Enhances Nervous System Development- The direct fatigue that BFR causes to the muscle forces the nervous system to enlist the largest fast-twitch muscle fibers to help take over the restricted muscle’s duties.
If you have arthritis, muscle weakness, joint pains, or have recently had knee, hip, or elbow surgery, you should call us. This proven modality works for elite athletes, teenagers, and elderly patients. We offer this treatment at our physical therapy clinic in Fort Myers, FL, and Cape Coral, FL.