Adjuncts to rehab: the what, why and how of Blood Flow Restriction Training
25 Nov 2021
A key remit of many rehabilitation interventions is to restore and improve muscle strength and performance. However, issues such as pain and clinical restrictions can preclude a traditional approach of heavy load training to restore capabilities. In this session we will explore blood flow restriction (BFR) training as an adjunct to rehabilitation and a potential means to accelerate the process in load-impaired populations. The basic methodology BFR training is to reduce arterial blood flow to, and prevent the venous return from the exercising muscles by means of a tourniquet. The real advantages of BFR are that significant strength and hypertrophic gains can be made with very little resistance.