Blood Flow Restriction
IBJI Rehab offers expert clinicians at various locations certified in the use of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training to help patients reach their rehabilitation goals.
What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?
Blood Flow Restriction Training is a safe modality utilized by a licensed medical professional to improve muscle activation using lower intensity exercises to facilitate desired outcomes of improved strength, muscle growth, and reduced pain. This means that the body can feel the same level of fatigue with a low load exercise without muscle tissue break down.
What does BFR 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 BFR is avoiding high demands on repairing tissues post-surgically to safely strengthen and decrease the risk of further injury.
IBJI Locations that offer BFR
- Arlington Heights
- Buffalo Grove
- Des Plaines
- Highland Park
- Lake Bluff
Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction
- Reduced pain
- Improved strength
- Improved muscle growth
- Improved tissue healing
- Chronic muscle strain/guarding
How does Blood Flow Restriction work?
Each IBJI Rehab location offering BFR rehabilitation uses Delfi PTS equipment. Compared to traditional BFR units, the Delfi system allows IBJI Rehab to offer personalized, safe, efficient, and accurate BFR intervention. The system is equipped with a self-check feature prior to each treatment that ensures the equipment is fully operational. 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.