Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training

High Intensity Benefits with Low Intensity Training

MTI Physical Therapy is excited to be the first company in Seattle and the greater Eastside to offer Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training, with certified physical therapy providers. In fact, we offer it in all seven of our clinics (Fremont, Magnolia, First Hill, Downtown Seattle (WAC), Bellevue, Kirkland and Issaquah.)

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

Blood Flow Restriction Training is being prescribed for diverse populations — everyone from professional athletes, wounded warriors, active adults to the elderly can benefit from this technology. BFR is a training strategy involving the use of a computerized tourniquet system (similar to a blood pressure cuff) placed around a limb during exercise, to maintain arterial inflow to the muscle while preventing venous return during resistance or cardiovascular training.

Why should you use Blood Flow Restriction Training in your recovery process?

A greater response to tissue healing and muscle hypertrophy, the growth and increase of the size of muscle cells, can be achieved safely in the early stages of rehabilitation. BFR training is currently being used by many collegiate and professional sports teams. It provides much of the gain, while avoiding too much of the strain.

What are the benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Training?

The benefits of BFR training include improving cardiovascular endurance, increasing muscle mass and improving bone density. extremity. It is a game-changing injury recovery therapy that is producing dramatically positive results:

  • Diminish atrophy and loss of strength from disuse and non-weight bearing after injuries
  • Increase strength with only 30% loads
  • Increase hypertrophy (the growth and increase of the size of muscle cells) with only 30% loads
  • Improve muscle endurance in 1/3 the time
  • Improve muscle protein synthesis in the elderly
  • Improve strength and hypertrophy after surgery
  • Improve muscle activation
  • Increase growth hormone responses

Is Blood Flow Restriction Training right for you?

Schedule an appointment with one of our BFR-certified Physical Therapists today to find out if BFR can help you in your recovery process.

Are you a Physical Therapist Interested in offering BFR Training at your clinic?

MTI Physical Therapy is excited to be partnering with Owens Recovery Science to offer a BFR Training course in our community. The next training will occur on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in our Bellevue clinic.