Do you want to give yourself the best change for fully recovering strength after a procedure? Have you had surgery and never regained full strength? Blood Flow Restriction training may help you.
“Normally, patients undergoing Achilles surgery take a year to return to sport. We are hoping to cut that down by at least 30% and potentially make patients stronger as well,” said Dr. Drakos. “Blood flow restriction therapy is an accelerated rehabilitation protocol. The therapy essentially creates an environment in the muscle where it makes the muscle work as hard as if it is lifting heavy weights when it is lifting smaller weights. Cutting off the blood flow tricks the muscle into working harder than it actually would be doing…
Achilles rupture often presents a difficult recovery for patients, who commonly suffer a 10% to 30% strength reduction in the affected leg up to one year postoperatively… Blood flow restriction therapy allows us to work the muscle right away, so it doesn’t atrophy and shrink. It safely allows the muscle to see some loading and develop more muscle, so that it can actually start to recover while the tendon is not completely healed yet.”
This technique can be used for most muscle groups. We have the Smart Cuffs Pro here for your training and rehab needs. Get the most bang for your buck here at ProFormance.
Maggie Duggan, PT, DPT, FDN-1, CF-OL1
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