Our Physical Therapy Treatments – Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR) is a great tool in the early stages of physical therapy after surgeries like ACL reconstruction, meniscus repairs, fractures, ankle sprains, and other sport injuries.Blood flow restriction therapy, also known as BFR therapy, is a cutting-edge rehabilitation technique that has revolutionized the field of physical therapy. At BeneFIT Physical Therapy, we are proud to offer this innovative and evidence-based treatment to our patients.

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy?

Blood flow restriction therapy (BFR)  involves the placement of specialized cuffs to safely and partially restrict blood flow to specific muscles during exercise. This process creates a unique environment that triggers a series of physiological responses in the body, leading to accelerated healing, increased strength, and improved overall function.

How Does Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Work?

By partially blocking (or occluding) blood flow while performing low-intensity exercises, BFR therapy stimulates the release of anabolic hormones and growth factors. This, in turn, promotes muscle hypertrophy and strength gains, even with lighter loads.  In effect, tricking your muscles into thinking they are working at a maximum effort level while doing the low intensity exercises.

Who Can Benefit from Blood Flow Restriction Therapy?Physical therapy using blood flow restriction is beneficial immediately after surgery.

Here at BeneFIT Physical Therapy we utilize BFR therapy across a wide range of patients, including:

  • Patients recovering from surgery
  • Athletes needing improved strength gains after injury
  • Individuals with chronic pain or limited mobility who can not tolerate higher level exercises.

Get Started Today!

If you are recovering form surgery or recently injured and think BFR therapy would be beneficial to you contact us to schedule an evaluation and take the first step towards accelerating your recovery, improving your strength, and reaching your peak performance potential.