Blood Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training is a clinical treatment technique with the use of occlusion cuffs similar to a standard blood pressure cuff to occlude arterial and venous blood flow at measurable and patient specific amounts into either the upper or lower extremities with the purpose of creating an environment for healing and/or muscle hypertrophy for multiple musculoskeletal diagnoses.

What to Expect

Your trained therapist will measure your individual limb occlusion pressure to determine an appropriate working pressure of your extremities. The blood pressure cuff will be inflated to that level at which point you will go through a protocol of either inflation and deflation of the cuff or performance of a pre-determined exercise to target the appropriate soft tissue.

Who Would Benefit

Generalized muscle atrophy or fractures

Pre or post-operative for total joints

Rotator cuff repairs

Ligamentous/meniscus repairs, sprains and strains

Tendonitis

Chronic pain

Locations

Therapists

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