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BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING IN UTAH

Blood Flow Restriction Training Theory and Applications


If you’ve been at the gym recently and notice someone weightlifting with bands wrapped around their biceps, they are likely trying out a new training regimen called Blood Flow Restriction Training, or BFR. The strategy behind Blood Flow Restriction Training is to maintain arterial blood flow to a muscle, while preventing the venous return of blood. This form of training, also known as occlusion training, involves placing a wrap, band, or cuff around the leg or arm while exercising. This training regimen is beneficial because it can produce adaptations in the muscle at much lower loads. It is said that BFR offers many of the same results of heavy lifting without the muscle damage. Blood Flow Restriction Training also provides enhanced recovery after training and reduces atrophy during injuries.

BFR can be implemented in conjunction with other forms of exercise, such as walking, running or resistance training. In fact, exercise programs that include both BFR and low-load resistance training appear to have numerous positive effects on the muscle when compared to workouts that utilize resistance training alone. BFR appears to increase strength, promote hypertrophy (increased muscle size), increase muscle activity, and results in increased post-exercise muscle protein synthesis. The BFR and resistance training combination has also shown growth hormone elevations that are seen in conventional resistance training. Programs that incorporate resistance training with BFR and low loads (20 – 30% of 1RM) appear to increase strength.

If you are pregnant and/or have cardiac disease, high blood pressure, or varicose veins, you should consult a physician before trying Blood Flow Restriction Training.

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I had a great experience here and always felt that my treatment and recovery was a top priority. Before starting treatment I was not able to lift my arm at all after surgery and now I am able to use and lift my arm normally and gaining strength every day. I really enjoyed my treatment here and working with the staff. Josh, Amanda, and Kaiden were all great to work with.

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Tyrrelle S. 2020

— Tyrrelle S., Posted October 15, 2020

I made the decision to get treatment for my back at this clinic because my mother recommended it. She was right, moms are always right. My expectations were surpassed at Rock Run, I found not only good therapists, I found excellent people, with dedication, respect, professionalism, and they motivated me to do everything well. I managed to find balance in my back and I started to enjoyed myself like I was 25 again! OMG…that was wonderful. I found out what was hurting me and learned to discipline my body with therapeutic exercises that gave life to my old muscles.

Rock Run team, you are awesome!

-Ana V.

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— Ana V., Posted October 15, 2020

I started PT due to a torn ACL that required surgery. I began my PT not being able to put any weight on my knee and barely able to bend it. In the past I really disliked PT and struggled to keep going. The staff here kept me engaged. Yeah, it would hurt to go but there was progress. The staff were amazing and after a while the progress was awesome. My knee is fully recovered now. If I need PT in the future I’ll be coming back.

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Michael O. 2020

— Michael O., Posted October 14, 2020

When I first started therapy after my TKA, I was concerned I wouldn’t ever heal or walk normal again. The staff was very compassionate and SO helpful with my exercises. They encouraged me to be patient and to work hard. They were right! 4 months later I am very pleased with the outcome and owe my accomplishments to the great staff at Rock Run!

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Judy M. 2020

— Judy M., Posted October 13, 2020

I was having knee pain just about anytime I bent my knee. I was sure the only fix would be surgery. But now I’m a believer in physical therapy! I was so grateful to learn that strengthening supporting muscles would alleviate the pain in my knee. I went from pain in nearly every knee bend, to being nearly pain free all the time. I feel confident in being able to continue my exercises and strengthening my knee even more. I enjoyed all the staff. They were all very encouraging and thoughtful. Thank you one million times over!

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Jamie D. 2020

— Jamie D., Posted October 12, 2020

When I came to Rock Run I had sprained/broken my ankle and had always had issues with “weak” ankles that kept me from being able to enjoy some activities to the fullest like hiking or running. The therapy here has focus not just on rehab but also strengthening so I feel a lot more confident that I can now enjoy more activities and I know how to strengthen my ankles so I don’t have these same injuries over and over. All of the therapists have been very friendly and have added their tips for recovery that have been very helpful. Thank you!

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Colleen H. 2020

— Colleen H., Posted October 9, 2020

I had a great experience here. I was skeptical if PT would help improve the persistent shoulder pain. I was unable to shoot a hockey puck without pain. After several weeks my shoulder got stronger and the pain decreased/ I can now do many activities pain free. I am encouraged by the progress I have made, and look forward to playing hockey soon. Thank you!

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-Michael M.

 

, Posted October 7, 2020

The entire staff is so helpful and friendly and really care about each patient, at times that I felt I couldn’t do anymore, you all encouraged me to work through it. When I first started my therapy, I never believed I could get to the level I am today. I have recommended this facility to others, and will continue to do so. Thanks to the entire team!

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Nina R. 2020

— Nina R., Posted October 2, 2020

This is my second shoulder surgery/rehab with Rock Run. I KNEW this was the place to come because I had such great success with my previous surgery!!! This time around I had some nerve involvement and didn’t bounce back as quickly. Josh and Jake were very patient with me and knew just how to encourage me through initial success! As my mobility improved, they gave me fun exercises at home too! Don, Kaiden, Amanda and Annie always greeted me with a smile – I just love the Rock Run team! While I hope I don’t need extensive physical therapy again – I do know where to come and who I will refer family and friends to!!!

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Mindy C. 2020

— Mindy C., Posted October 2, 2020

I really had a wonderful experience with Rock Run PT. It was always positive and helpful.

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— Shelia A., Posted October 1, 2020

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