Blood Flow Restriction Training isn’t a technique just for the heavy lifters, rather it's a technique that has many beneficial applications in the rehabilitation setting as well. Firstly, this technique helps decrease the slowing of muscle loss often experienced due to restrictions set by injury or surgery. Secondly, it helps with hypertrophy (building muscle) during the recovery phase after surgery or injury. Blood flow restriction training occludes venous return while maintaining arterial flow. In other words, blood flows in, but doesn’t flow out; nutrients come in but waste doesn’t go out. This induces protein synthesis as a direct response to proposed metabolic triggers that are required to stimulate muscle growth (Kubota et al 2008). Call us to learn more information, or schedule your consultation today!