Cutting Edge Recovery With Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

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We all know that exercise is great for you, but what happens when it hurts too much to exercise because of an injury? What if you just don’t have the endurance to workout for more than 30 minutes or lift with heavier resistance? 

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training and rehabilitation can definitely be an integral part of getting you back be being mobile and active again. 

How Do Your Muscles Get Bigger (Hypertrophy)?

  1. Metabolic Stress - Basically a bunch of hormones and metabolites accumulate in the area to help you build more protein form your muscles. 

  2. Mechanical Stress - There is micro-trauma to your muscles with exercise which allow your body heal and build more. 

What Is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)?

  1. Method to specifically decrease the amount of blood flow to a limb while not allowing the blood flow to return back to the heart for a certain amount of time. 

  2. This helps build up the necessary hormones and metabolites in the area to stimulate growth and healing. 

  3. The activity and exercise selection is a lot easier to start so you do not have as much micro-trauma to your muscles. 

  4. You have similar gains to harder exercise without the residual soreness you would expect. 

How Can BFR Be Used In Your Rehabilitation? 

Often times early on in the recovery process, you are still in a great deal of pain and discomfort. There are two main ways in which we help you get back on your feet: 

  1. Using hands-on manual techniques, we work to get your joints moving better and to decrease the tension in your muscles. 

  2. We help give you specific exercises that will give you the most bang for your buck but obviously not put you in more discomfort. 

This is where BFR comes into play. Let’s say you are dealing with a back or knee injury and you want to get back to squatting in the gym or walking around the neighborhood. Right now, you can only tolerate exercises like glute bridges and riding the bicycle without pain. What if we could SUPERCHARGE those same exercises to optimize an environment for healing and getting you stronger?!

By using BFR as part of your rehab and strength program, we can help you overcome your injury more efficiently and speed up your training goals 

As rehab and workout experts, we are always looking to ways on how we can get you back to your goals as fast and safe as possible!