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Blood Flow Restriction

Blood flow restriction is used to promote hypertrophy and prevent disuse atrophy.


Blood flow restriction has been known to treat almost any upper or lower-body injury, and it can also be used as a form of rehabilitation following surgery. Introducing blood flow restriction as a treatment option can provide immediate and significant relief of symptoms.

Blood flow restriction


Blood flow restriction is therapeutic and helps strengthen muscles. Treatments are usually done during exercise, using personalized compression to restrict circulation in the affected area(s). This is done in order to promote hypertrophy (increase in muscle mass) and prevent disuse atrophy (decrease in muscle mass).


The compression devices used in blood flow restriction treatments are similar to blood pressure cuffs. The pressure created by these compression devices is high enough to occlude blood flow at 50-80% within the affected muscles. By restricting blood flow in the affected area(s), more muscle protein is able to be built.


  • Reduce loss of strength from disuse and non-weight bearing after injuries

  • Improve muscle protein synthesis in senior adults

  • Increase strength post-surgery

  • Increase growth hormone responses

  • Muscle growth and strength

  • Endurance enhancement

COMMONly treated conditions



Elbow pain

Elbow Pain

Knee pain

Knee Pain

Pre and post-surgical treatments

Pre/Post Surgical


When To Arrive

On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about one hour. We ask that patients arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and complete paperwork.


What To Bring

On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable).


Your First Visit

Our office managers will help you through completing the registration and insurance process, then you will begin your evaluation with a therapist. It is helpful to know your key past medical history, previous treatments, current medications, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Your movement, strength, coordination, and other factors will be evaluated before our therapist discusses with you their recommendation and prepares a personalized treatment plan.


Treatment Plan

Evaluation findings will be shared with your referring physician or preferred medical expert, and the office managers will help you plan your series of visits based on the quantity and frequency determined by your therapist. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.

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