BFRT is achieved through the application of external pressure over the extremities with a specialized cuff. The applied pressure is sufficient to maintain arterial inflow while occluding venous outflow distal to the occlusion site. The goal is to enable patients to make greater strength gains while lifting lighter loads, thereby reducing the overall stress placed on the limb. Research has shown that only 20-30% of normal loads are needed to stimulate your bodies anabolic growth factors. The risk of complications with this therapy is low when applied by a trained and certified BFRT specialist.