Also part of the UPMC family:
Also part of the UPMC family:

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

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

Cranberry Township
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

South Side
UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 South Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

160 Wayland Smith Drive, Suite 102
Uniontown, PA 15401

Altoona Station Medical Center
1516 Ninth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

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

1325 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508

Eastgate Shopping Center
5142 Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601

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

Butler - Pullman Square
280 Pullman Square
Suite 265
Butler, PA 16001

South Hills
UPMC South Hills
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Find a Doctor

Browse UPMC doctors and medical professionals to find the care that's right for you. Customize your search by specialty, zip code, last name, and more.

Visit the UPMC Find a Doctor website.
Make an Appointment

Find important information on scheduling your appointment or finding a doctor or service that meets your needs.

Request an appointment now.
Find a Location

Browse addresses and contact information for our network of hospitals, specialty care practices, and community health locations.

Find a UPMC location near you.
Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your UPMC bill. Find resources including payment methods and contact information for assistance.

Pay your bill now.
Find a Career

Advance your career with UPMC. Discover our latest job listings and learn about our values and career pathways.

Find your ideal career at UPMC.