Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a treatment technique being utilized in many college and professional level sports that aids in faster recovery for injured athletes.
BFR therapy uses an extremity tourniquet to occlude venous outflow and restricts arterial inflow at a controlled rate to reduce oxygen delivery to muscle cells during low-resistance exercises while performing higher repetitions. This produces an anaerobic environment that promotes muscle hypertrophy similar to traditional strengthening while utilizing less joint loading/aggravation and less pain following acute injuries and/or post-operative procedures. Currently, Revolution Sport & Spine Therapy is the ONLY physical therapy provider on the peninsula and possibly in the state offering this treatment! If you would like more information regarding this approach and its appropriateness for your condition, please let us know!
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