Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)


Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT)

Blood flow restriction training (BFRT) involves the use of a pneumatic tourniquet system to restrict blood flow. A cuff is applied to an arm or leg to partially restrict arterial blood flow and completely restrict venous blood flow during exercise. Over the past 20 years, there has been a proliferation of research investigating the effects of BFRT on the development of skeletal muscle hypertrophy and strength. Physical, occupational, and speech therapists in Willis-Knighton’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation aim to be the providers of choice in our community. We are excited to offer state of the art technologies and innovative rehabilitation approaches to the people we serve. Blood flow restriction training is a promising new technique we offer to restore skeletal muscle function and address physical impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions identified in our patients. This technique is available under the guidance and supervision of physical and occupational therapists in the following outpatient centers: 

  • WK Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center
    7925 Youree Drive, Suite 140
    Shreveport, LA 71105
    Phone: (318) 212-3720
  • WK Bossier Medical Pavilion
    2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 140
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    Phone: (318) 212-7720
  • WK Canterbury Square
    2530 Bert Kouns, Suite 148
    Shreveport, LA 71118
    Phone: (318) 212-5720
For more information about the benefits of BFRT and its applications, please contact one of our locations to schedule a consultation with a rehabilitation specialist.