Blood Flow Restriction Training

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

Blood flow restriction (BFR) is a proven safe and effective system used by trained medical professionals to help patients and clients build muscle mass, strength, function, aerobic endurance and more. BFR is sometimes referred to as blood flow restriction therapy or training, blood flow occlusion, tourniquet training, or blood flow modulation.

How Does Blood Flow Restriction work?


  • Inflatable belts are worn around the upper portion of the arms and/or legs to safely slow the flow of blood in the limb

  • The belts are inflated to individualized pressures prescribed by the system

  • Simple, low-load exercise produces profound muscle burn comparable to intense anaerobic training

  • This strong fatigue produces hypertrophy and strength gains on par with traditional weight lifting exercises

Why Choose Blood Flow Restriction?

Low load exercise combined with BFR combats one of the most problematic conditions occurring in rehabilitation: the loss of muscle in the injured limb during the inactive period after injury.

Patients who could benefit from BFR Rehabilitation include those recovering from:

  • Knee ligament reconstructions

  • Achilles repairs

  • Fractures

  • Knee cartilage repairs

  • Muscle strains

  • Nerve injuries

  • Rotator cuff repairs

  • Severe musculoskeletal trauma

  • Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

  • Total joint replacement