If you’re looking for a safe, effective way to build muscle strength and size as part of your training or when recovering from a muscle injury, experienced physical therapists, Paul LaRosa and Billy Reilly can help. At Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC, in New York City, you can receive in-office blood flow restriction training and rehab services to boost muscle health. Find out if blood flow restriction training and rehab is right for you by scheduling a consultation online or by calling Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC, today.
Blood Flow Restriction Training/Rehab Q & A
What is blood flow restriction training and rehab?
Blood flow restriction training and rehab is an injury recovery therapy that offers many short-term and long-term benefits. Experienced physical therapists Billy Reilly and Paul LaRosa use the Owen Recovery Science system to boost the results of your training and/or rehabilitation from an injury.
The blood flow restriction technique uses a specialized tourniquet system to your leg or arm. This tourniquet is then inflated to a specific pressure, disrupting blood flow to an exercising arm or leg for brief periods of time. This disruption helps to build up metabolites, creates more muscle protein, and stimulates your anabolic metabolism to safely increase muscle size and strength.
The goal of blood flow restriction is to increase muscle strength and size safely and efficiently based on a custom treatment plan.
Are blood flow restriction training and rehab right for me?
Blood flow restriction training and rehab may be an option for you if you want to build muscle strength and size faster as part of your training or your recovery from a muscle injury or surgery, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair.
You may also be a good candidate for blood flow restriction techniques to recover from injuries and conditions like:
- Nerve injuries
- Inflammatory disease
- Muscle-wasting disease
Billy and Paul may also recommend treatment with blood flow restriction following surgeries for fractures, knee reconstruction surgeries, or surgeries to repair Achilles tendons and rotator cuffs.
Why should I consider in-office blood flow restriction training and rehab?
To ensure the use of blood flow restriction techniques as part of your training or rehabilitation is done safely and efficiently, it’s best to seek professional, in-office treatments, like those available at Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC.
When performed under the supervision of experienced physical therapists, blood flow restriction can be a vital part of your training or rehabilitation plan. If you attempt to restrict blood flow on your own, you may be putting yourself at increased risk for muscle injuries and other health complications.
Your physical therapist ensures the right amount of pressure is being used in the treatment area to prevent damage and maximize the overall benefits of your therapy.
To find out if blood flow restriction training and rehab is right for you, schedule a consultation online or by calling Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC, today.