Blood Flow Restriction Training helps to improve strength and hypertrophy outcomes in low-load conditions, maximize sports performance capacity and minimize atrophy post-surgically.
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy in Kansas City
Blood Flow Restriction Training
We know through research that, in order to truly achieve improvements in muscular strength and size, we must use loads and intensities that generate enough of a stimulus to cause tissue change (most research indicates using > 65% of your 1-rep max for any given movement). However, what happens when loads like this can’t be used? What about post-surgical conditions, or situations where we need to protect healing tissues? What if one wanted to achieve maximal sports performance and work capacity outside of the presence of an injury, or even improve aerobic capacity? Enter Blood Flow Restriction Training.
What It Treats
Blood Flow Restriction Training in Kansas City can help with:
- Rehabilitation & injury recovery
- Improving performance, muscle hypertrophy, and work capacity
- Maximizing outcomes both pre and post-surgery
- Minimizing muscle loss post-surgery and enhancing tissue healing (including bone healing, tendon/ligament healing)
- Improving aerobic capacity
- Improving recovery capacity from training
How Blood Flow Restriction Training Works
Blood Flow Restriction (or BFR) utilizes a cuff placed on the upper or lower extremities to briefly restrict the arterial and venous blood flow either during rest or while performing an exercise in order to achieve significant improvements in muscular size and strength while using significantly lower loads on the tissue.
The results of this brief occlusion has numerous physiological and metabolic effects (both local and systemic) that lead to this improvement in hypertrophy, as well as tissue healing and recovery, and aerobic capacity.
Blood Flow Restriction Training at F.I.T.
At F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic we incorporate Blood Flow Restriction Training as part of our overall comprehensive and individualized treatment plan.
We include this in our personalized plan in order to maximize your outcomes and help you achieve your goals with maximal efficiency and effectiveness, leaving you Better Than Before.
Is Blood Flow Restriction right for you?
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and/or situation and interests. This will help us determine the best treatment methods and techniques to incorporate into your treatment plan.
Visit your local F.I.T.
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.