Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training is a modality that combines the safety of low intensity training with blood flow occlusion to produce enhanced strength gains and faster muscle building process similar to high intensity training.
BFRT has been adopted by rehab professionals after successful use for years by professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and Olympian’s as well as the US military since 2011.
It involves the application of a special pneumatic cuff proximally to the muscle that is being trained and can be used on the upper or lower extremities. the cuff is then inflated to a specific pressure that is obtained by the specialized computer or manually utilizing a Doppler machine to obtain a partial venous occlusion. The patient then can exercise at a 20-30% of 1 rep max intensity under a program designed by our therapists which is individualized to each patients specific injury.