The goal of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is to reduce blood flow just enough to create positive changes. It is performed with tourniquet pressure monitored with Doppler ultrasound during low-load exercise to create the same resistance training adaptions which typically only occur at very high loads/resistance.
This modality is highly suited for rehabilitation to safely and quickly increase strength and muscle size without overly stressing healing tissues. In other words—BFR enables patients to make greater strength gains while lifting lighter loads, thereby reducing the overall stress placed on the limb. BFR is not limited to rehabilitate athletes recovering from injury. Postoperative individuals may also benefit from this type of therapy.
Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction
Great for Circulation