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Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

What is blood flow restriction therapy?

Blood flow restriction therapy is a treatment technique that uses a specialized machine to increase muscle strength quicker than traditional exercise - offering high-intensity benefits with lower intensity training. UMMC’s physical therapists are experts in the proper application and monitoring of this advanced treatment technique. During specific exercises, a state-of-the-art machine restricts venous return, while allowing arterial blood flow. UMMC is the only provider of blood flow restriction training in central Mississippi.

How is blood flow restriction therapy used?

This treatment technique is used by our highly-trained physical therapists to improve muscle strength in patients exhibiting muscle weakness.

Benefits include:

  • Quicker healing.
  • Decreased overall pain levels.
  • Less soreness compared to traditional exercise.
  • Improved cardiovascular endurance.
  • Increased bone density.

Is blood flow restriction therapy right for you?

Blood flow restriction training may be utilized as part of an individualized physical therapy treatment plan, customized to care for each patient’s specific medical concerns. After obtaining a prescription for physical therapy, find out by calling (601) 984-6513 to schedule an appointment at our University Physicians Pavilion location.