Blood Flow Restriction
The IBJI Physical Therapy’s rehabilitation specialists offer expert clinicians at various locations certified in the use of blood flow restriction (BFR) training to help patients recover and safely heal their tendons, joints, or other surgically-repaired tissues.
What is BFR Training?
Licensed medical professionals use blood flow restriction training during rehabilitation. It helps patients improve their strength and grow muscles while reducing pain. This technique means that the body can feel the same level of fatigue using low load exercise—without muscle tissue breaking down.
In the rehabilitation setting, blood flow restriction training (in combination with aerobic training or low-load resistance training) tends to have the greatest impact.
BFR speeds up recovery times and helps people get stronger—faster. It is safe to healing joints, tendons, or other surgically repaired tissues.
What Does Blood Flow Restriction Training Do?
BFR reduces blood flow to the extremity to enhance muscle fiber activation with lower intensity demands. This advanced technology allows IBJI clinicians to improve patient outcomes by maximizing the effect of early intervention through low-load exercises.
One great advantage of using blood flow restriction training is avoiding high demands on repairing tissues post-surgically to strengthen and decrease the risk of further injury safely.
Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Training
- Reduced Pain
- Improved Strength
- Improved Muscle Growth
- Improved Tissue Healing
- Chronic Muscle Strain/Guarding
How Does Blood Flow Restriction Training Work?
Each IBJI rehabilitation location offering blood flow restriction training uses Delfi PTS equipment. The Delfi system allows the IBJI rehabilitation team to provide personalized, safe, efficient, and accurate intervention.
The system is equipped with a self-check feature that ensures the equipment is fully operational before each treatment. Once beginning treatment, the Delfi device has two unique features: automatic limb occlusion pressure control and self-calibration.
This allows fully computer-generated personalized occlusion pressures to be used rather than manual occlusion pressures to ensure the safety of our patients.