Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Training
Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) training is a game-changing injury recovery therapy that is producing dramatically positive results!
PBFR has been consistently shown to expedite the healing process and can create significant strength and hypertrophy gains with loads as low as 20% 1RM. Frequently, this modality is applied to sports rehabilitation and postoperative care, to help rebuild strength and muscle mass quickly and more efficiently; but can be used across many patient populations.
WHAT IS PERSONALIZED BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING?
PBFR is the application of a specialized tourniquet system to a proximal arm or leg, which is inflated to a personalized and specific pressure, to reduce blood flow to an exercising extremity. The amount of pressure applied will depend on your physical condition, strength needs, and therapy goals.
HOW LONG DOES PERSONALIZED BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING LAST?
The application is brief and intermittent, typically about 6 minutes per exercise, but can last up to 30 minutes based on specific protocol. During that time, you will perform various exercises including strength training and aerobic conditioning.
WHY USE PERSONALIZED BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING?
PBFR has been widely researched, and proven to create significant strength and hypertrophy gains with loads as low as 20% 1 RM. Injury, age, and poor physical condition can prevent you from gaining muscle mass. PBFR training is a form of rehabilitation that helps increase strength with low intensity exercise, putting less stress on your joints.
Additionally, it has been shown in research to:
• Diminish atrophy and loss of strength from disuse & non-weight bearing after injuries
• Increase strength with only 30% loads
• Increase hypertrophy with only 30% loads
• Improve muscle endurance in ⅓ the time
• Improve muscle protein synthesis in the elderly
• Improve strength and hypertrophy after surgery
• Improve muscle activation
• Increase growth hormone response
PBFR can bridge the gap between rehabilitation and recovery. Positive results have been seen in patients after injury, in the elderly, and in athletic populations. Additionally, it has been widely applied in military rehabilitation settings on severely compromised patients.
IS PERSONALIZED BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING SAFE?
PBFR has consistently demonstrated to be a safe modality in the literature. It has been performed on thousands of subjects in peer-reviewed literature with little to no side effects. Contraindications to PBFR include, but not limited to: Venous thromboembolism, impaired circulation/peripheral vascular compromise, acidosis, and significant extremity infection.
WHY USE PERSONALIZED BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING AT TRUEMOTION?
TrueMotion Physical Therapy is currently the only clinic in Clark and Cowlitz County that is a certified provider of blood flow restriction training with the Delfi PTS System, one of the only Class I devices approved by the FDA for blood flow restriction training.
WANT TO TRY OUT PERSONALIZED BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING?
Find out how PBFR can help you reach your rehabilitation or fitness goals. Give us a call to schedule your appointment today!