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BFRT is part of a PT's professional scope of practice. But there are other factors to consider.

Blood-flow restriction training can help patients to make greater strength training gains while lifting lighter loads, thereby reducing the overall stress placed on the limb.

By applying the right amount of external pressure to an extremity, it's possible to maintain arterial inflow while occluding venous outflow distal to the occlusion site.


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Johnny Owens, PT, MPT, and Stephania Bell, PT, discuss blood flow restriction training within physical therapy.