Galloway Therapy, PLLC
4624 E. 43rd Street
North Little Rock, AR 72217
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday thru Friday 8 am - 5 pm Late appointments are available upon request.
While Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (BFR) can be a positive and extremely effective form of rehabilitation for many types of injuries and across all age groups, there are precautions and contraindications that should be taken into consideration prior to using this type of training.
Individuals with poor circulatory systems, such as the presence of varicose veins, shiny or scaly skin, brittle or dry nails, and extreme hair loss pose a higher risk of side effects from the training and should seek their physician’s approval. Others who struggle from obesity or loose limb tissue, arterial calcification, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, or hypertension also should take precautionary measures before proceeding with BFR rehabilitation.
Some contraindications for tourniquet use include the following:
Research suggests that BFR rehabilitation training is safe for healthy individuals, those with varying comorbidities, and training athletes. However, taking the necessary precautions to determine potential eligibility is highly recommended.