Enhance Physiotherapy is known for its innovation and leading the region with the most up to date technology. In December we welcome our newest piece of rehab equipment – Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Bands. These will be a great addition to our rehabilitation gym.
Conventional strength training requires heavy loads to improve strength, body mass, and function. To achieve this, it is recommended we use 60-70% of our 1 repetition maximum. This can be unattainable or an increased risk for clients with a musculoskeletal impairment. Research has proven that BFR during light load training – 20-30% of 1 repetition maximum can produce significant gains in muscle strength. Put simply, BFR bands make lighter weights HARD!!! This means you can get a huge workout without overloading your joints.
BFR partially restricts blood flow into and out of the muscle. It creates lactic acid and stimulates muscle growth. It is currently used world-wide for conditions such as patella femoral joint syndrome, meniscal tears, ligamentous strains and post-operative rehabilitation.
Book a session with one of our physiotherapists to explain how BFR can help your recovery.