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BFR for upper extremities
BFR for lower extremities
Therapist instructing BFR

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Benefits:
• There has been extensive research conducted that supports the safety and efficacy of BFR.
• BFR requires only low intensity exercise to get the muscle gains of high intensity exercise.
• With less forces on the body, this allows for large muscle gains without causing trauma to healing tissue.
• In addition to muscle gains, BFR training places less stress on the joints and patient have less pain during exercise.
 
Overview:
• Muscular atrophy occurs when the muscles aren't being used as much, whether its from pain, surgery, or non-use.
• BFR uses a cuff to slow down the blood flow to the heart, which keeps more blood in the muscles.
• This creates an effect on the body that increases protein synthesis by up to 4x than normal.
• The patient performs resistance exercise at 20-30% of 1RM(repetition maximum).
• The body has recruits more muscle fibers that would typically be reserved for strenous exercise.
• This causes the body to sense the need to increase growth factors to the area, resulting in muscle growth.
 
Conditions:
• Pre- & Post- Surgery
• Total Shoulders, Hips, and Knees
• Rotator Cuff repair
• ACL & Meniscus repair
• Amputations
• Geriatrics
• Gait/Balance
• General Weakness/Deconditioning
• Parkinson's Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Arthritis
• Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain
And More!
A Doctor of Physical Therapy will perform a thorough history and examination of your injuries in order to see if Ried Physical Therapy would benefit you.
Perhaps you have some questions and you think it would be better to speak to someone at Ried Physical Therapy first so you can be 100% sure that we can help you.

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