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Blood Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction

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Whether stemming from injury, surgery, disability or the natural aging process, compromised blood flow and muscle weakness can pose significant challenges to overall wellness. Lifting heavy weights at least twice a week is the best way to build strong muscles — but sometimes, the people who could benefit the most from strength training are the least capable of doing it.

Dumas Physical Therapy’s certified Blood-Flow Restriction (BFR) therapists can help. BFR combines lighter weight, low intensity resistance exercise with blood flow occlusion treatment to produce muscle building results similar to heavy weight training. BFR can result in less stress for compromised individuals while building much needed muscle strength. This innovative technique has been shown to amplify the effects of exercise, leading to enhanced endurance and faster recovery times.

Our highly trained therapists provide personalized assessments and tailored treatment plans in a welcoming and supportive setting. We address a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Muscle weakness due to injury or disuse
  • Age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia)
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis
  • Rehabilitation following stroke or neurological injury



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