Presented by: Jamie Arola, PT, DPT

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Aug 1

Time 5:15-6:15 pm

location 1425 Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy?

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy?

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR) is a relatively new form of exercise that includes reducing blood flow to the arm or leg to make the muscles work harder, which in turn increases or maintains muscle and strength with less risk of injury.

BFR uses a very high tech and accurate blood pressure cuff that is wrapped around the upper arm or leg, the machine measures how much blood flow to let through (thus decreasing decreases blood flow to an extremity) and then exercising begins. It allows us to build muscle strength and volume, using less intensity and resistance. This can then be applied in the first days and weeks post an injury or surgery. Studies supportive of benefits and safety are excellent.

Who could benefit?

Almost everyone! The most common patients currently using the BFR machine at Achieve, are patients who have had knee pain for years and know they could prevent surgery if they were able to increase their muscle strength but aren’t able to perform exercises on their knee joint. BFR assists the patient in completing exercises that will increase the muscle strength but not increase the inflammation/pain in the joint because the patient does not have to apply any weight.

If interested in this, I encourage you to attend our FREE WORKSHOP and DEMONSTRATION on BFR or contact one of our certified physical therapists to see if it is right for you.


Presented by: Jamie Arola, PT, DPT


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