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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 1 ( January-March, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

Dhivagar Subbarayan, Santhiya Veerappana

Keywords : Blood flow restriction training, Occlusion training, Rehabilitation

Citation Information : Subbarayan D, Veerappana S. Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation. 2019; 12 (1):28-30.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12105

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Blood flow restriction (BFR) training is an aerobic exercise is performed by using a tourniquet, which is applied to the proximal aspect of the muscle. In this unique method, limb blood flow is restricted by using a cuff throughout the contraction cycle and rest period. It is highly effective shown by partial restriction of arterial inflow to muscle, but it restricts venous outflow from the muscle. It produces less load nature and strengthening capacity of muscles by using BFR training. It can provide an effective clinical rehabilitation stimulus without the high levels of stress and circulatory system risk associated with heavy-load training. BRF can reduce the loss of muscle mass and increase the bony healing process during the early immobilization of patients. It improves both muscle size and strengthening the muscles without stress of heavy lifts on soft tissue healing. Blood flow restriction rehabilitation is a safest and effective method to improve the muscle strength among patients who are unable to perform high-resistance exercise.

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