Blood Flow Restritcion Faq_category

24 05, 2021

Is blood flow restriction training safe?

By |May 24th, 2021|

Blood Flow Restriction performed properly by a trained Doctor of Physical Therapy is not only safe but an effective tool for rehabilitation. Current evidence supports BFR training as a way to improve muscular strength and hypertrophy for individuals with musculoskeletal dysfunction.

23 05, 2021

Who is Blood Flow Restriction therapy not for?

By |May 23rd, 2021|

Blood Flow Restriction therapy only works on the extremities. Obviously, you can’t cut blood flow to the head or torso without causing immediate harm. Additionally, you should avoid BFR if you have one of the following conditions: Deep vein thrombosis (DVTs) Hypertension (HTN) Varicose veins Blood clots Cardiovascular disease (CVD) Pregnant Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Recurrent Thrombin’s) Family history of VTE or on long term warfarin use Thrombophilia Infection within limb Cancer currently Vascular graft Lymphedema Antithrombin deficiency Blood Flow Restriction should not be used during the early stages of an injury, the inflammation cycle, because it adds to the swelling. At our clinic, Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy, we use [...]

23 05, 2021

Is blood flow restriction right for me?

By |May 23rd, 2021|

BPR training creates remarkable muscle strength and size gains using low loads and fewer repetitions. BFR is ideal for helping people to reduce the recovery time from joint injuries, arthritis, or surgery, whether professional athletes, veterans, or elderly patients. Don’t Try This at Home! It takes proper training and FDA-approved equipment to have this modality work. Everyone’s blood pressure is different, and you need a trained therapist at your side to monitor the pressure and length of time the cuff stays on your limb. BFR is not a do-it-yourself project. It can create health issues if not performed correctly.

23 05, 2021

What are the benefits of BFRT?

By |May 23rd, 2021|

BFR benefits people living with arthritis in two ways. Benefit #1: Increased Strength With only 20% of regular weights, there is much less strain and grinding on joint surfaces. Yet, it makes muscles work as hard and grow as if fully loaded with weight or resistance. Benefit #2: Increased Healing Capabilities Perfusion is a medical term referring to the delivery of blood to the capillaries in tissue and the passage of fluid through the circulatory system or lymphatic system. BFR therapy increases blood perfusion to the joints and nearby cartilage. For people with arthritis BFR helps heal cartilage and joints along with strengthening the surrounding muscles.