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BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TREATMENT WILL HELP YOU HEAL FASTER!

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BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION CAN HELP BUILD YOUR STRENGTH!

Are you recovering from an injury? If so, you may be a candidate for blood flow restriction treatments. This may seem counterintuitive - you might ask yourself, “Why would I want to restrict my blood flow? Isn’t it good for blood to circulate?” While these are valid points, blood flow restriction treatments can actually poseseveralbenefits,especially inathletes.Treatments are usually done during exercise, using compression to restrict circulation in the affected area(s). This is done in order to promote hypertrophy (increase in muscle mass) and prevent disuse atrophy (decrease in muscle mass). How exactly does blood flow restriction work? The compression devices used during blood flow restriction treatments are similar to blood pressure cuffs. The pressure created by these compression devices is high enough to occlude blood flow at 50- 80% within the affected muscles.

Blood flow restriction is based on a popular theory that the treatments lead to a “local hypoxic event,” meaning the tissues in the affected area will be temporarily deprived of oxygen. While this may sound intimidating, the local hypoxia actually helps in accumulating more metabolites, in order to regulate the body’s anabolic response system (also known as the way in which the bodygainsmuscleprotein)duringexercise.Essentially, restricting the blood flow in the affected area helps to build more muscle protein. Additional physiological responses to blood flow restriction include: • Increased anabolic growth factors • Fast twitch fiber recruitment • Muscle fiber synthesis

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• Heat shock proteins • Nitric oxide synthase • Decreased expression of myostatin

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WILLBLOOD FLOWRESTRICTION BENEFITME?

At your initial appointment, one of our physical therapists will conduct a physical evaluation, analysis of medical history, and discussion of symptoms, in order to determine if blood flow restriction will be the best course of treatment for you. Blood flow restriction has been known to treat almost any upper or lower body injury, and it can also be used as a form of rehabilitation following surgery. The compression device itself measures the amount of pressure that is recommended for the affected area, in order for the patient to successfully execute each targeted exercise and gain the desired effects. When performing the exercises, the intended goal of blood flow restriction is to tire out the affected area, in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing and tissue-building processes. After treatment, muscle soreness may occur for the next day or two, and “limb fatigue” may occur for 20-30 minutes but should disappear shortly. Contact Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers today: If you are recovering from an injury or surgery, and you are interested in potentially participating in blood flow restriction treatments, don’t hesitate to contact our Bell Vista physical therapy office today. Our licensed physical therapists are highly trained in performing this treatment and they would love to discuss how it may benefit you personally. Contact Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers today to schedule a consultation and get started on the path toward pain relief, increased strength, and overall functional improvement!

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QUINOA & LENTIL CABBAGE ROLLS

• 1 tbsp red wine vinegar • 2 tbsp soy sauce • 1 tsp smoked paprika For the Sauce: • 1 (28 oz) can tomato puree • 1 tbsp maple syrup • 1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar

• 1 head of green cabbage For the Filling • 3/4 cup brown lentils • 3 cups water • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa • 1 cup vegetable broth • 1 small onion, diced • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

PREPARE TO SWIM IN THE WATER SAFELY! Swimming is a great recreational sportthatcanbeenjoyedbypeople of all ages. But it’s important to know how to be safe while you’re in the water. These important swimming safety tips are what youshouldbeawareofbeforeyou head out to the pool or beach. • If you have a pool, secure it with appropriate barriers. Many children who drown in home pools were out of sight for less than five minutes and in the care of one or both parents at the time.

• Protect your skin. Limit the amount of direct sunlight you receive between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and wear sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15. • Drink plenty of water regularly, even if you’re not thirsty. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them.

• Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. • Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. • Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always askpermission togonearwater.

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Patient Success Story

“I am able to enjoy going out walking my pets without my back bothering me.” “I just want to say how happy I amwith the results of my physical therapy. The people here were great and did a great job. I was skeptical at first and hurting so bad that I limped and I didn’t enjoy any activities but now, I am able to enjoy going out walking my pets without my back bothering me.”

RELIEF FOR:

• Back Pain • Neck Pain • Shoulder Pain

• Foot Pain • Knee Pain • Post-surgery

TREATMENTS FEEL GOOD Laser therapy creates little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, warm sensation. TREATMENTS ARE FAST With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick— usually 5-12 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.

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