Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) helps recovery from injury or surgery by allowing for greater strength gains while lifting lighter loads, reducing the overall stress on recovering joints. 

Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) is used in physical therapy to assist patients who are recovering from an injury or surgery to improve strength while reducing overall stress on joints or the affected limb. This specialized physical therapy training technique can be highly effective in assisting patients with gains in muscle strength and hypertrophy via low load resistance training or during aerobic training. BFRT can also be used passively to prevent muscle atrophy and wasting.

BFRT is achieved through the application of an external pneumatic cuff to the affected extremity. When inflated gradually on the exercising limb, the cuff provides external pressure which is sufficient to partially restrict arterial inflow while occluding venous outflow in areas distal to the cuff. This results in muscle tissue hypoxia, metabolic stress and mechanical stresses within the muscle tissue. The effect is an increase in muscle hypertrophy and strength gains, even with lower load exercises. This can be especially significant for those unable to exercise at full capacity due to a recent surgery or injury.

Our team is here to guide you through your recovery and will customize a BFRT plan just for you. We will work with and communicate with your physician in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.

Effective in

Increasing muscle strength/size

Prevent muscle atrophy

Aiding in recovery

Early strengthening

Patient Types




Casted or Braced


Proven Safe

Proven Effective

Easy to Use

Rapid Improvement

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