Adam C. Young, MD
Alan C. League, MD
Albert Knuth, MD
Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD
Alexander E. Michalow, MD
Alexander Gordon, MD
Alexander J. Tauchen, MD
Alexander M. Crespo, MD
Alfonso Bello, MD
Ami Kothari, MD
Amy Jo Ptaszek, MD
Anand Vora, MD
Andrea S. Kramer, MD
Andrew J. Riff, MD
Angela R. Crowley, MD
Angelo Savino, MD
Anthony Savino, MD
Anuj S. Puppala, MD
Ari Kaz, MD
Ashraf H. Darwish, MD
Ashraf Hasan, MD
Austin Chinn, DPM
Bradley Dworsky, MD
Brian Clay, MD
Brian J. Burgess, DPM
Brian R. McCall, MD
Brian Schwartz, MD
Brian Weatherford, MD
Brooke Vanderby, MD
Bruce Summerville, MD
Bryan Waxman, MD
Bryant S. Ho, MD
Carey E. Ellis, MD
Carla Gamez, DPM
Cary R. Templin, MD
Charles L. Lettvin, MD
Charles M. Lieder, DO
Chinyoung Park, MD
Christ Pavlatos, MD
Christian Skjong, MD
Christopher C. Mahr, MD
Christopher J. Bergin, MD
Craig Cummins, MD
Craig Phillips, MD
Craig S. Williams, MD
Craig Westin, MD
Daniel M. Dean, MD
David Beigler, MD
David Guelich, MD
David H. Garelick, MD
David Hamming, MD
David Hoffman, MD
David M. Anderson, MD
David Raab, MD
David Schneider, DO
Djuro Petkovic, MD
Douglas Diekevers, DPM
Douglas Solway, DPM
E. Quinn Regan, MD
Eddie Jones Jr., MD
Edward J. Logue, MD
Ellis K. Nam, MD
Eric Chehab, MD
Eric L. Lee, MD
Evan A. Dougherty, MD
Garo Emerzian, DPM
Gary Shapiro, MD
Giridhar Burra, MD
Gregory Brebach, MD
Gregory J. Fahrenbach, MD
Gregory Portland, MD
Harpreet S. Basran, MD
Holly L. Brockman, MD
Inbar Kirson, MD, FACOG, Diplomate ABOM
Jacob M. Babu, MD, MHA
Jalaal Shah, DO
James M. Hill, MD
James R. Bresch, MD
Jason G. Hurbanek, MD
Jason Ghodasra, MD
Jason J. Shrouder-Henry, MD
Jeffrey Ackerman, MD
Jeffrey Goldstein, MD
Jeffrey Staron, MD
Jeffrey Visotsky, MD
Jeremy Oryhon, MD
Jing Liang, MD
John H. Lyon, MD
Jonathan Erulkar, MD
Jordan L. Goldstein, MD
Josephine H. Mo, MD
Juan Santiago-Palma, MD
Justin Gent, MD
Justin M. LaReau, MD
Kellie Gates, MD
Kermit Muhammad, MD
Kevin Chen, MD
Kris Alden MD, PhD
Leah R. Urbanosky, MD
Leigh-Anne Tu, MD
Leon Benson, MD
Lori Siegel, MD
Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM
Marc Angerame, MD
Marc Breslow, MD
Marc R. Fajardo, MD
Marie Kirincic, MD
Mark Gonzalez, MD
Mark Gross, MD
Mark Hamming, MD
Mark Mikhael, MD
Matthew L. Jimenez, MD
Mehul H. Garala, MD
Michael C. Durkin, MD
Michael Chiu, MD
Michael J. Corcoran, MD
Michael O'Rourke, MD
Nathan G. Wetters, MD
Nikhil K. Chokshi, MD
Paul L. Goodman, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA
Peter Hoepfner, MD
Peter Thadani, MD
Phillip Ludkowski, MD
Priyesh Patel, MD
Rajeev D. Puri, MD
Rhutav Parikh, MD
Richard J. Hayek, MD
Richard Noren, MD
Richard Sherman, MD
Ritesh Shah, MD
Robert J. Thorsness, MD
Roger Chams, MD
Ronak M. Patel, MD
Scott Jacobsen, DPM
Sean A. Sutphen, DO
Serafin DeLeon, MD
Shivani Batra, DO
Stanford Tack, MD
Steven C. Chudik, MD
Steven J. Fineberg, MD
Steven Jasonowicz, DPM
Steven M. Mardjetko, MD
Steven S. Louis, MD
Steven W. Miller, DPM
Surbhi Panchal, MD
T. Andrew Ehmke, DO
Taizoon Baxamusa, MD
Teresa Sosenko, MD
Theodore Fisher, MD
Thomas Gleason, MD
Timothy J. Friedrich, DPM
Todd R. Rimington, MD
Todd Simmons, MD
Tom Antkowiak, MD, MS
Tomas Nemickas, MD
Van Stamos, MD
Vidya Ramanavarapu, MD
Wayne M. Goldstein, MD
Wesley E. Choy, MD
William P. Mosenthal, MD
William Vitello, MD
Blood flow restriction

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

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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.

IBJI Locations that offer BFR

Get Started With BFR Training

Reach your rehabilitation goals with this technique that is safe for healing joints, tendons, or other surgically repaired tissues.

Blood flow restriction therapy in clinic

Learn More About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s Blood Flow Restriction Training

The experts at IBJI offer BFR services at various locations. We are certified in using blood flow restriction training to help you reach your rehabilitation goals. Our licensed medical professionals use BFR to improve muscle activation using lower intensity exercises to facilitate improved strength, muscle growth, and reduced pain. Call to see if this technique is the right choice for you.
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