Husker Rehab’s ( therapists utilize Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) as a complementary approach to traditional rehabilitation. BFR is integrated into a patient’s individualized rehabilitation plan for both upper and lower extremity ailments. Their therapist’s precise application of BFR combines low load strength training with traditional range of motion exercises to improve patient outcomes and reduce recovery times.

BFR therapy, also known as occlusion training, is a rehabilitation technique that involves the use of a tourniquet or specialized cuffs to partially restrict blood flow to a specific muscle or limb during exercise. This method is increasingly being used in physical therapy and rehabilitation settings to aid in recovery of post-operative patients, injured athletes and deconditioned individuals unable to tolerate heavy loads.

Benefits of BFR include: enhanced muscle growth and strength, reduced muscle atrophy, improved endurance, pain reduction, faster rehabilitation and the preservation of joint health.

To learn more about this new treatment option, call the south location of Husker Rehab at (402) 261-4739.

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