Blood Flow Restriction

As one of the newest rehab methods, Blood-flow Restriction Therapy has been shown to produce strength benefits similar to lifting at heavy loads while also producing an analgesic effect. This cutting-edge strategy tricks your physiology into responding as if you lifting very heavyweight, while in fact, we can keep your overall intensity much lower. This is particularly useful while recovering from an injury that makes heavier loading unsafe – like a recent Achilles Tendon repair or major muscle tear. It also helps reduce the pain experienced as a result of more chronic degenerative issues – like Tennis Elbow or tendinitis. And the best part – it’s safe and doesn’t result in the same kind of muscle damage as heavy lifting!

3Dimensional Physical Therapy uses the most researched machine on the market from Owens Recovery Science. This machine takes any guesswork out of the process and is calibrated to your unique system, allowing us to apply specific restriction loads to ensure safety. A typical application of Blood-flow Restriction Therapy starts with an individual calibration. Next, we choose the best amount of restriction for your goals and work through a researched series of sets and reps with multiple exercises. As your muscles contract and relax, the machine adapts to keep the percentage of restriction the same. In a matter of minutes, you’ll feel the muscle burn without all the heavyweight!

Research has shown that Blood-flow Restriction produces pain relief effects that last for a few hours after its use, which is excellent news for the chronic irritation that some injuries create during the day. The dual benefit of strength improvement and pain reduction is unparalleled and it has become a safe and effective revolution in the therapy world. 

3D is committed to providing state-of-the-art equipment and training tools to optimize your training and injury recovery. Our Blood-flow Restriction machine uses principles from cutting-edge research in a safe and effective manner to speed your rehab progression. 

3Dimensional Physical Therapy is home to one of the very few Blood-Flow Restriction machines in the Puget Sound area. Our staff is specially trained in safe Blood-Flow Restriction application and training to maximize effectiveness while minimizing the risk of injury or complications.

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