Why Choose 6S PHYSIO for BFR Training input?
6S PHYSIO was the first allied health practice on the Central Coast to make BFR treatments available, making us the leaders in the technique and the most experienced at delivering it.
The equipment used by 6S PHYSIO – SmartTools cuffs – is one of only two types of pneumatic cuffs available that are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Only cuffs that achieve full limb occlusion are capable of accurately determining the correct pressures for safe and effective application of Blood Flow Restriction.
Conditions that are successfully treated with BFR Therapy
BFR therapy can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including:
• Post-surgery – knee arthroscopy, shoulder reconstructions, joint reconstructions (including ACL reconstruction), joint replacements
• During (yes, during) and after immobilization associated with fractures
• In conditions such as knee osteoarthritis, osteoporosis
• Patellofemoral pain syndrome
What should I expect when I am undertaking BFR Therapy?
Your initial session of BFR treatment will involve an assessment for your suitability, measurement of your individual Limb Occlusion Pressure for each limb and prescription of an individualized pressure. You will then experience what it is likely to have the BFR applied. For some this will be limited to application only, with no exercise added. For others, the cuffs are applied during very light activity – possibly as simple of simple walking or light cycling. Others will perform resistance exercise but at a much lower load than they might use if uninjured or fully conditioned.
Generally we introduce BFR gradually, so that the tissues get used to the effect of partial occlusion. Rushing the process can leave you sore.