International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Knowledge about Blood Flow Restriction Therapy among Physiotherapy Students

Dr. Sagar Deshpande [2] | Neha Adnani


Abstract: Background: Blood flow restriction (BFR) known as ?kaatsu training,? meaning ?training with added pressure?. Traditional training routines use loads greater than 70% of one maximum repetition (1RM) to stimulate muscle development. This may not be safe for all patients, especially those recovering from an injury where they are unable to tolerate high - load resistance Therefore, this low - load resistance technique can still stimulate anabolic pathways and is increasing in popularity in the fitness and rehabilitation settings due to its role in optimizing muscle mass and strength. This research is therefore done to see how many physiotherapy students are currently aware of this popular ?BFR technique? and assess the quantity of knowledge within them which will give us an insight about the level of knowledge of this technique within physiotherapy students of India. Aim: To assess knowledge about blood flow restriction therapy among physiotherapy students. Methods: A cross sectional study with 100 physiotherapy students. Demographic data, BFRT knowledge was assessed in physiotherapy students. Results: Majority of the respondents showed a lack in knowledge, i. e up to 61% weren?t able to identify the BFR application correctly. Conclusion: Majority of physiotherapy students is only aware about the term BFRT. They showed a lack in knowledge in identifying the application of the technique; its nature and contraindications.


Keywords: Blood flow restriction training, KAATSU, Occlusion training, Rehabilitation


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 2297 - 2301


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