Cheyenne Regional Medical Center adds blood flow restriction training to their practices

Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 10:42 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - CRMC has recently incorporated a new physical therapy method by the name of blood flow restriction training.

“Blood flow restriction training is a form of strength training where you’re doing an exercise that your therapist prescribes you based on what your goals are with a medical-grade tourniquet on your leg,” said CRMC Physical Therapist Erin Ver Burg.

The tourniquet is most comparable to a blood pressure cuff and is designed to increase pressure for patients that aren’t yet cleared for work with heavier weight.

The ideal group to make use out of this new therapy method people with arthritis, tendonitis, and those recovering from surgery.

While the practice is new in Cheyenne, it was strong results elsewhere that led to it’s implementation in the Capital City.

“If I’m doing my job correctly, I’m saying up to date on the research. Probably about in 2017-2018, we started seeing more and more research about blood flow restriction training and how beneficial it is for patients in a PT clinic,” said Ver Burg.

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