According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), optimizing muscular strength and hypertrophy can be achieved through moderate to high intensities of resistance exercise that utilizes 8-10 upper and lower body exercises. These exercises should target major muscle groups 2-3 days per week at a training intensity of more than 65% of the subject’s one-repetition maximum. (Donnely 2009)
Unfortunately, people recovering from injury or the elderly may not be able to tolerate these loads, which can limit their ability to have adequate strength and hypertrophy response.
Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (PBFR) is a paradigm shifting intervention for the rehabilitation professional with hundreds of supporting publications in the scientific literature. By applying a tourniquet briefly and intermittently to an exercising limb you can induce significant and substantial strength, hypertrophy and endurance changes while using a very light load.
BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION HAS THE UNIQUE BENEFIT OF ENHANCING AND EXCITING THE TARGETED MUSCLE SO THAT THOSE WITH MUSCLE INHIBITION CAN OVERCOME THIS DEFICIT QUICKER, WITH LESS ATROPHY DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE EXCITED TO BE ONBOARD WITH THE INITIAL USE OF THIS GREAT INNOVATIVE TREATMENT AND DEVICE. - Russ Paine, PT : Ironman Sports Medicine Institute -
We use and recommend the PTS Personalized Tourniquet System for Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (PBFR), manufactured by Delfi Medical Innovations, Inc, a world leader in tourniquet technology and safety. The PTS for PBFR device is specifically designed to safely regulate and control tourniquet pressure for PBFR applications and includes advanced personalization and safety features.