Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

 

 

Blood Flow Restriction training, or BFR, is an exercise technique that manipulates the body’s circulatory system, and when combined with exercise, produces rapid gains in strength and fitness using light-weights, in a very short period of time. At Rebound, our therapists have been trained in this technique, utilizing the B StrongTM BFR system. Extensive research has shown this technique to be safe and extremely effective. BFR is especially useful for patients that may not be appropriate for large loading of muscles or joints. 

How BFR works:

  • Inflatable bands are worn around the upper portion of the arms and/or legs to safely slow the blood in the limb.
     

  • The bands are inflated to individualized pressures prescribed by the B Strong BFR Training SystemTM.
     

  •  Simple, low-load exercise produces profound muscle “burn” comparable to intense anaerobic training.
     

  •  This strong fatigue triggers a natural, robust, hormonal cascade, which in turn produces hypertrophy and strength gains on par with heavy exercise or traditional weight lifting.
     

  •  The hormones circulating in the blood stream benefit all areas of the body that were working, not just the restricted limb(s) creating a “Systemic Response.”

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Diagnoses and injuries that benefit from BFR include:

  • Knee ligament/meniscus injury or surgery

  • Joint replacements (Knee, hip, shoulder)

  • Shoulder surgery (Rotator cuff, labrum, etc)

  • Sprains or strains in the upper and lower body

  • Overuse injuries

  • Arthritis and joint pain/inflammation

  • Chronic joint or muscle pain

All of our clinics have therapists trained in BFR and they are ready to help you recover quickly and safely.

 

Please call the numbers below for our South, East, or West clinics to schedule an appointment and ask your therapist about BFR.