Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT)
BFRT is achieved through the clinical application of external pressure over the extremities to maintain arterial inflow blocking venous outflow distal to the occlusion site. BFRT also causes a buildup of metabolites, such as lactic acid, that have been shown to directly stimulate muscle growth and increase fatigue stimulating the nervous system to recruit fast-twitch muscle fibers promoting significant strength gains. The goal is to enable patients to make greater strength gains, improve vascular regeneration, and decreasing recovery rates while lifting lighter loads, thereby reducing the overall stress placed on an injured limb. BFRT is one of the newest and highly effective training tools to hit both the rehab and performance worlds. There is a lot of research coming out supporting the use of this modality for strength and hypertrophy gains in muscles, bones and even the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels to accelerate healing and recovery.
The Doctors of Physical Therapy at JADED have an existing firm foundation in anatomy, physiology, therapeutic exercise, and the cardiorespiratory system as well as clinical reasoning, which are the components of safe application of blood flow restriction training (BFRT). Check out the other services that we offer or contact us to see which program we offer is the best for you. Read more about Blood Flow Restriction Training on the American Physical Therapy Association’s website.