BFRT is a method for individuals recovering from surgery, injury, or the elderly populations who are not candidates for or unable to perform higher load training. BFRT, in combination with low load training, allows individuals to obtain similar gains as high intensity training (HIT).
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Benefits
Blood flow restriction (BFR) allows patients who are unable to perform high load exercises recover through recruitment of both slow and fast twitch fibers, where normally just the slow twitch fibers are working, creating substantial strength and muscle growth effects while exercising at light loads. These individuals will be coming off very extended periods of disuse which will cause them to lose muscle.
- It allows the ability to create a significant workload with less central cardiovascular demand.
- BFR helps reduce oxidative stress to help decrease systemic inflammation.
- BFR has been shown to improve vascular endothelial function and peripheral blood circulation in elderly
Why choose us?
When you choose
Kelly Hawkins PT for your care needs, you are choosing a team dedicated to providing the support and healing needed to get you back to your best. Our therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan unique to your needs leveraged through leading, outcomes-driven techniques intended to improve movement and overall function goals.
About our team
Our physical therapists are specially trained in a range of specialties. We will also work collaboratively with your support network - from primary doctors to collegiate athletic trainers - to help you safely return to your day-to-day life while optimizing performance and preventing re-injury. We treat patients of all ages, and we pride ourselves on ease of access, convenience, quality of care, and a positive family-friendly environment.
At physical therapy appointments, we encourage patients to wear comfortable clothing that enables free movement and that allows the therapist access to the injured body part. Most patients wear athletic clothes to their appointments.