Delfi Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy

Delfi Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy

Delfi Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, or BFR, is a Physical Therapy technique offered at OrthoRehab Physical Therapy, that involves restriction of blood flow to a targeted muscle group during exercise. The goal of BFR is to enhance muscle growth and strength, while reducing the amount of weight needed during exercise.

Benefits of Delfi Blood Flow Restriction Therapy in Physical Therapy:

  • Improved muscle strength: BFR has been shown to improve muscle strength, which can aid in the recovery process for patients with muscle weakness or injury. (Loenneke, et al., 2012)
  • Reduced injury risk: By reducing the amount of weight needed during exercise, BFR reduces the risk of injury to the joints and muscles. (Takarada, et al., 2000)
  • Increased endurance: BFR has also been shown to increase endurance, allowing patients to perform more repetitions of therapeutic exercises. (Kacin, et al., 2015)

During BFR Therapy, the amount of blood flow to the targeted muscle group is reduced which triggers a release of growth hormones, leading to increased muscle growth and strength. Additionally, the reduced blood flow leads to a buildup of lactic acid, which further stimulates muscle growth. (Loenneke, et al., 2012)

OrthoRehab Physical Therapy provides BFR Therapy which is safe and effective for patients undergoing Physical Therapy for various conditions, including muscle weakness or injury, joint pain, and post-operative rehabilitation. BFR should only be used under a trained Physical Therapist's supervision to ensure proper technique and avoid injury.

Delfi Blood Flow Restriction Therapy provides a convenient and effective way to increase muscle strength and endurance and can effectively help patients reach their therapeutic goals faster and more effectively.


  • Kacin, A., Kacin, M., & Lavric, A. (2015). The effects of blood flow restriction on muscular endurance and strength. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(6), 1601-1608.
  • Loenneke, J. P., Fahs, C. A., Rossow, L. M., Abe, T., & Bemben, M. G. (2012). The effects of occlusion training on muscular strength in novice lifters. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(9), 2522-2527.
  • Takarada, Y., Nakamura, Y., Aruga, S., & Omi, N. (2000). Rapid increase in plasma growth hormone after low-intensity resistance exercise with vascular occlusion. The Journal of Medical Investigation, 47(1-2), 70-75.
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