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Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT)

Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) is an evidence-based rehabilitation and fitness/wellness system that in simple terms allows a patient or athlete to have the same or better benefits in therapy or training with less intense efforts.

TherapySouth exclusively uses the B STRONG Training SystemTM in our clinics which we believe allows for the safest and most effective use of BFRT.  The B STRONG Training SystemTM is incapable of fully occluding (cutting off) circulation.

WHERE CAN I/MY PATIENTS RECEIVE BFRT?

Crestline  – Fultondale  – Greystone –  HueytownLiberty Park – Patchwork Farms  – PelhamRiverchase  – TrussvilleTuscaloosa  – Vestavia

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Inflatable bands are worn around the upper portion of the arms and/or legs to safely slow the blood in the limb.  
  • The bands are inflated to individualized pressures prescribed by the B STRONG Training SystemTM.
  • Simple, low-load exercise produces profound muscle “burn” comparable to intense anaerobic training.
  • This strong fatigue triggers a natural, robust, hormonal cascade, which in turn produces hypertrophy (an increase of muscle tissue – the opposite of atrophy) and strength gains on par with heavy exercise or traditional weight lifting.
  • The hormones circulating in the blood stream benefit all areas of the body that were working, not just the restricted limb(s) creating a “Systemic Response.”

Credit:  https://www.gobstrong.com/how-it-works/

HOW CAN THIS BENEFIT ME/MY PATIENTS IN REHABILITATION?  BFRT is used in addition to a regular physical therapy program.

  • Less recovery time
  • Avoid muscle atrophy and loss of fitness
  • Systemic anabolic response optimizes the gains made form the recovery program
  • Facilitates healing to restore strength and endurance to the muscle

Credit:  https://www.gobstrong.com/applications/

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE?

You can read about some of the scientific evidence for BFRT here: https://www.gobstrong.com/research/.

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