Want to join our team? We are hiring PT, OT, and ATC positions.


Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

Are you looking to accelerate your recovery from injuries or surgery? Proflex invites you to discover the groundbreaking benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR). Our expert physical therapists utilize this innovative technique to optimize your rehabilitation process, helping you regain strength and functionality faster than ever before.

Proflex Specialty Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)?

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, often referred to as BFR, is a cutting-edge rehabilitation technique that involves the controlled restriction of blood flow to certain muscle groups during exercise. By applying a specific amount of pressure to the limb, we can partially limit blood flow while still allowing arterial inflow. This leads to a series of physiological responses that promote muscle growth, enhance muscle strength, and accelerate tissue repair.

The Science Behind BFR Therapy

BFR therapy has gained immense popularity among physical therapists and athletes due to its remarkable results. This treatment therapy creates an environment where the muscles experience high-intensity resistance training while lifting lighter loads. This activates Type II muscle fibers, typically stimulated by heavy lifting, leading to increased muscle mass and strength.

Research shows that BFR therapy triggers the release of myogenic stem cells, which are essential for muscle repair and growth. The restriction of venous outflow causes muscle cells to swell, contributing to muscle hypertrophy. Moreover, this technique stimulates the production of growth factors, further enhancing tissue regeneration.

Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Training

  • Efficient Muscle Growth: BFR therapy enables you to achieve significant muscle growth even with lighter weights, reducing strain on healing tissues. Increase hypertrophy (the growth and increase of the size of muscle cells) with only 30% loads.
  • Accelerated Recovery: Particularly beneficial after surgeries like ACL surgery, BFR therapy promotes quicker recovery and return to functional activities. Improve strength and hypertrophy after surgery.
  • Improved Muscle Strength: By targeting Type II muscle fibers, BFR therapy boosts muscle strength more effectively than traditional resistance training. Increase strength with only 30% loads.
  • Enhanced Endurance: BFR therapy can improve muscle endurance, making it an excellent addition to your rehabilitation routine. Improve muscle endurance in 1/3 the time.
  • Reduced Risk: As BFR training uses lower weights, it places less stress on joints, minimizing the risk of injury during the recovery process. Diminish atrophy and loss of strength from disuse and non-weight bearing after injuries.

Is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Right for You?

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy is suitable for a wide range of individuals, including post-surgery patients, athletes, and those seeking to improve muscle strength. Our experienced physical therapists at Proflex will evaluate your condition, medical history, and goals to determine if BFR therapy is the right choice for you.

Safety First

At ProFlex, your safety is our top priority. Our trained therapists closely monitor your session to ensure that the optimal amount of pressure is applied, preventing any risk of blood clot formation or other adverse effects.

Schedule Your BFR Therapy Session

If you’re ready to accelerate your recovery and achieve your rehabilitation goals faster, schedule an appointment with ProFlex today. Our experienced physical therapists will guide you through personalized BFR sessions tailored to your unique needs. Regain your strength, boost muscle growth, and expedite your recovery with the power of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy.

Take the first step towards a stronger, healthier you by contacting ProFlex now. Your journey to enhanced muscle strength and faster recovery begins here.