What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Blood Flow restriction therapy is not new, it has been used in physiotherapy in Japan for years. It is also widely used in the world of strength training. Basically, it is restricting blood flow to a limb/group of muscles, while exercising to improve strength gains and performance ability.

 

How is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy related to physiotherapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy has been researched extensively by physiotherapists because we work with patients who have pain and are post-operation, both of which have a lot of trouble building muscle strength. To gain strength in your muscles you need heavy loads i.e heavy weights. This is not easy when you have pain, or an injured/operated joint. So this is where blood flow restriction therapy comes in, it gives you the benefits of weig