Blood Flow Restriction Training

 

Improving muscular strength is an important goal of physical therapy. Symptoms such as pain and stiffness are common road blocks to building strength when recovering from injury. 

A new, cutting-edge treatment called Blood Flow Restricted Training (BFRT) has been found to improve muscular strength even in the presence of pain and other limiting symptoms.

Performed exclusively at many of our clinics, BFRT involves the application of a specialized tourniquet system to partially occlude blood flow to the injured limb. Light exercise is then performed for 5-10 minutes. Under this hypoxic (no oxygen) environment, large, fast twitch muscle fibers are recruited. This allows patients to make greater strength gains while lifting lighter loads, thereby reducing the overall stress placed on muscles and joints. BFRT is a proven treatment that allows patients to safely improve strength while recovering from an injury.

Other benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Training include:

  • Increase muscle size, strength, and activation
  • Increase VO2max
  • Decrease scar tissue and pain
  • Increase collagen synthesis for tendons, cartilage, and bone
  • Reduce post-surgical atrophy
  • Increase anti-clotting factors

"Blood Flow Restriction Training is a highly researched system that gives us an effective method of reversing muscle atrophy. The ability to truly strengthen patients with minimal tissue damage is transformational for both patients and clinicians.” – J.D. Whittemore, PT, DPT, SCS

Blood Flow Restriction Training is used for athletes and non-athletes alike. Whether you are recovering from a sports injury or suffering from arthritic pain, BFRT can help you build strength and get back to the activities you love.

Click here to schedule an appointment today or call 888-658-8463.

 
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Here’s what some of our patients had to say...

Even when there is not a pandemic, I think I would choose to do telehealth physical therapy because I’ve gotten great results in less time with a more flexible schedule. The ease of telehealth took away my excuses for not attending, which was half the battle.

five stars J.B. TexPTS Telehealth Patient

Buck asks insightful questions and is a good listener.  I feel we have established a clear picture of the issues, and continue to update this as the treatment evolves.  Buck has assigned PT exercises which I see as insightful and get right to the core of the issues.

five stars J.K. TexPTS Telehealth Patient

Courteous staff, excellent PTs, flexible scheduling. I highly recommend TexPTS. Excellent outcome with my shoulder therapy. Injuries happen; when anyone in my family needs a PT in the future, they’re headed to TexPTS!

five stars Brett B. TexPTS Patient

The therapy I have received at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists is first rate in every regard. The entire team is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate. I have already made significant improvement in just three weeks.

five stars Laurie G. TexPTS

I have had a great experience with everyone at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists. Such a friendly, laid back, and encouraging environment. They are on top of their game, and you can tell by the way they greet patients, work with them, and manage their team.

five stars Rebecca S. TexPTS Patient

The folks at TexPTS are caring, thoughtful, and very professional. They truly care about your injury and want you to get better! I would recommend them highly to anyone in need of physical therapy!

five stars Bill F. TexPTS Patient

The therapists, are very nice, friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Their assistants and the office staff are equally as nice and friendly. The facility is clean and spacious. All this together makes for a very pleasant rehab experience!

five stars Carol N. TexPTS Patient

Blood Flow Restriction Training is offered at TexPTS' Westlake Location.

Schedule an appointment today or call us at 512-306-8071.

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