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Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

Blood flow restriction rehabilitation (BFR) is the use of a specialized tourniquet system on an exercising arm or leg. It is inflated to a personalized and specific pressure intermittently to reduce blood flow to the extremity.

Utilization of BFR technology minimizes the effects of limited extremity use, shortens rehab time, and has been shown to enhance outcomes.

Patients who could benefit from Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation include those recovering from:

  • Achilles repairs
  • Fractures
  • Inflammatory muscle wasting diseases, such as polymyositis and dermatomyositis
  • Knee reconstructions and cartilage repairs
  • Muscle strains
  • Nerve injuries
  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Severe musculoskeletal trauma
  • Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis
  • Tendinopathies
  • Total joint replacement

BFR technology may also benefit patients who have continued weakness after surgery, despite conservative care.

Locations for Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

Altoona Station Medical Center
814-889-3900
1516 Ninth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602


Butler - Pullman Square
724-282-4764
280 Pullman Square
Suite 265
Butler, PA 16001


Chapel Harbor
412-781-0602
CRS-UPMC St. Margaret
Park Place at Chapel Harbor, Suite 200
300 Chapel Harbor Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238


Cranberry Township
724-720-3050
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066


Erie
814-452-4447
1325 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508


Erie – UPMC Hamot Sports Medicine
814-877-6195
100 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16507


Green Tree
412-922-3344
969 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220


Greensburg
724-830-0750
Eastgate Shopping Center
5142 Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601


Greenville
724-588-3001
26 Conneaut Lake Road
Greenville, PA 16125


Monroeville - Corporate One
412-692-9423
Corporate One Office Park
4055 Monroeville Blvd
Bldg. 1, Suite 200
Monroeville, PA 15146


New Castle - Westgate Plaza
724-698-1692
2004 West State Street
New Castle, PA 16101


North Strabane
724-229-5260
470 Johnson Road
Washington, PA 15301


Norwin
724-864-4155
12120 Route 30
North Huntingdon, PA 15642


Peters Township
724-941-2240
3805 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317


South Hills
412-851-8850
UPMC South Hills
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102


South Side
412-432-3723
UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 South Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Uniontown
724-437-7500
160 Wayland Smith Drive, Suite 102
Uniontown, PA 15401