We are excited to announce that we now offer our React Physical Therapy patients Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (PBFR) when deemed necessary by their treating physical therapist.
From Owens Recovery Science, “According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), optimizing muscular strength and hypertrophy can be achieved through moderate to high intensities of resistance exercise that utilizes 8-10 upper and lower body exercises. These exercises should target major muscle groups 2-3 days per week at a training intensity of more than 65% of the subject’s one-repetition maximum. (Donnely 2009)
Unfortunately, people recovering from injury or the elderly may not be able to tolerate these loads, which can limit their ability to have adequate strength and hypertrophy response.
Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (PBFR) is a paradigm-shifting intervention for the rehabilitation professional with hundreds of supporting publications in the scientific literature. By applying a tourniquet briefly and intermittently to an exercising limb you can induce significant and substantial strength, hypertrophy, and endurance changes while using a very light load.”
For more information on how you or someone you know can benefit from this intervention contact our React Physical Therapy Deerfield location today.