Building a healthier community through Performance, Wellness & Rehab
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
for Physical Therapy
Blood flow restriction (BFR) is an exciting tool in physical therapy and strength training that has increased in popularity in the last decade. BFR woks by using a tourniquet system to limit blood flow in and out of the legs or arms. It is typically combined with low intensity exercise for 5-6 minute bouts.
The BFR technique works great for patients with decreased tolerance to heavy loading such as people post fractures, early in ACL or Tommy John Surgery, or clients dealing with strong enough pain where hard exercises are not tolerated.
The low oxygen state in your muscles from the BFR elicits the positive hormonal responses that high intensity exercise would cause normally. This hormonal cascade signals your body to build muscle. It is greatly beneficial for muscle loss which is typical post-surgery, which leads to decreased strength & function.
How we use Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
- Acute injuries
- Highly painful injuries that cannot tolerate traditional strength exercises
- Extremity Fractures
- Pre surgical rehab
- Post surgical rehab
It is our belief that we should do all we can before ever getting surgery. While there is obvious instances in which surgery is required, we strive to provide excellent physical therapy with the hopes to minimize risk of re-injury, and helping to avoid future surgical intervention.
Physical therapy can help to avoid surgery. It strengthens ligaments, tendons and muscles, which are key in protecting the body. PT is also a cost-effective approach as opposed to a costly surgery. We are confident we help reduce risk of future injury & surgical intervention by educating you during your time with us. Knowledge that you can take with you for years to come.
If our experienced physical therapists do not see progress with your injury, they will refer you to our trusted physicians and work with you pre and post op for the best outcome.
10 Reasons to choose APEX PWR
as your Partner In Physical Therapy
How our Whole Body Approach separates us from the rest
To us, physical therapy is not just about the patient’s 30-60 minutes with us per session. It goes far beyond that when it comes to long term health, and overall happiness. We have built a health and wellness clinic that includes Performance, Wellness & Rehab. Here’s how we help patients CHAMPION THEIR BODY!
Virtual Physical Therapy
Implementing virtual Physical Therapy (telehealth) into a patients plan of care teaches them to be autonomous, and learn how to care for their body in the comfort of their own home, on a business trip, or elsewhere. It is convenience and care combined into one.
Patients can go exclusively virtual or mix it in as an option when the schedule is busy and they can’t make it across town.
For the busy, traveling worker, virtual physical therapy has shown great benefit. Especially when the care is for an injury that is worsened when working – think sitting in a car for hours, and having pain while being seated, or standing up from seated. Having virtual physical therapy allows our team to be with our patients wherever they go to minimize pain and actually improve their situation even while away from home.
“It’s like having a PT in my living room – I love that I can get outstanding care for my body even when my schedule is busy and I can’t physically make it in.”