Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
Blood flow restrict ion training is achieved through the application of external pressure over the extremities. The applied pressure is sufficient to maintain arterial inflow while occluding venous outflow distal to the occlusion site. The goal is to enable patients to make greater strength gains while lifting lighter loads, thereby reducing the overall stress placed on the limb.* Blood flow restriction training is beneficial for a wide-variety of non-surgical and surgical issues and across all patient populations. Blood flow restriction training is highly researched, safe, and effective for a wide variety of impairments including weakness, atrophy, and pain.
*Adapted from the APTA