Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR) allows the body to get stronger and grow muscle mass without putting heavy loads on the joints. A patient using BFR is able to see the same increase in strength doing exercises with 5 times less resistance than a patient doing the same exercises without BFR. It uses an inflatable cuff with a custom pressure setting to safely force the body to use anaerobic metabolism while completing exercises. This allows the patient to have functional increases in strength faster and with less pain.

For more information, watch the videos below or call 410-601-5945 to speak with one of our therapists.

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Videos

BFR used in conjunction with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) allows for accelerated quadricep strength gains with resistance training:

BFR can be used for strengthening both the upper and lower body:

BFR can be added to many different exercises to promote increases in strength:

BFR can be used with functional activities to speed strengthening and lead to reduced pain with increased function:

BFR and NMES used together results in faster strength increases than with NMES alone:

One of our physical therapists talks about his experience with BFR: