Blood Flow Restriction
True Sports Physical Therapy is proud to offer Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training to our athletes. BFR is a painless cutting-edge rehabilitation technique that involves temporarily decreasing venous blood flow during exercise. Traditionally, in order to build muscle and gain strength, one would have to train by lifting heavy weights. Unfortunately, this isn’t feasible for many patients in the physical therapy setting, particularly those who have recently had surgery. With BFR training, one can exercise with significantly lighter weights while still creating the same hypertrophy and strength response as if they were lifting heavy weights. The result – earlier muscle growth allowing for faster progress, which ultimately means getting you back on the field quicker than ever.
BFR has been proven to produce a 10% increase in muscle size after 2 weeks of BFR at 5-6 days per week or 2x/week for 4-6 weeks. Blood Flow Restriction has also been shown to decrease the healing time of fractures by 26%.
The True Test - Expert Injury Prevention
CrossFit is about pushing the limits of your physical abilities, not breaking them. When you’ve taken your body too far and find yourself in pain, the CrossFit experts at True Sports Physical Therapy can guide you through a rehabilitation plan that relieves your pain and educates you on how to perform better so that you are no longer as susceptible to injury. We help you make the most of your CrossFit training and reach your goals faster and safer than before.
At True Sports Physical Therapy, we help CrossFit enthusiasts of all levels train and return to the sport they love by supporting them through recovery from athletic injuries and practicing safe exercise techniques to prevent future injuries.
Using poor form, performing repetitive motions and overworking your body are all common mistakes made by CrossFitters that can lead to injury. Consequently, at True Sports, we often see CrossFit athletes who are suffering from:
- Low back pain
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Knee injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder impingement
- Thoracic pain
- Neck pain
- Plantar fasciitis pain
- Hip impingement
All of these conditions can keep you from reaching your fitness goals, not to mention enjoying normal daily activities. It is important to take a break and seek treatment for all types of pain and injuries before returning to CrossFit training. True Sports can help.
We specialize in helping athletes understand their bodies so they can pursue their fitness goals safely and successfully. Our True Sports therapists combine their knowledge of anatomy and physiology with your drive for success to create a custom plan for your rehabilitation and conditioning so you can return to your CrossFit training faster and more ready than ever.
We look at your favorite CrossFit exercises, the injuries you have sustained and your risk of further injury and complications.
Our CrossFit physical therapy experts will help you understand what muscles and joints you use during your CrossFit activities and the mechanics of how they work together so you can use them safely while maximizing the results you want. We can help identify the cause of your pain and help improve your technique to prevent future pain.
With this knowledge, we can design daily workouts that will improve your strength and endurance and get you back in shape for your CrossFit training regimen. We can show you how to:
- Stretch properly
- Use proper fitness technique
- Target weak muscles
- Train muscles to work as a group
- Develop good stability
- Increase range of motion
Whether you need advice for training properly or guidance as you recover from pain and injury, collaborating with your True Sports CrossFit expert will give you the tools you need to develop the versatility and power you need for peak CrossFit performance.
Schedule An Appointment Today
With convenient locations throughout the Baltimore area, including Fell’s Point, Timonium, Woodbine, Columbia and Abingdon, True Sports Physical Therapy is the preferred choice of any athletes and weekend warriors ready to experience the highest level of therapeutic expertise and rehabilitative care. Select your location and schedule an appointment online or call 1-410-946-1672. Contact us at your convenience by phone, 1-410-946-1672, or website message.
To save time when you arrive, complete our new patient form online or download our new patient packet and bring a completed copy with you to your first appointment. We work with most health insurance organizations. Please call our office at 1-401-946-1672 and our admin team will verify your insurance plan or ask us about our Self Pay rates.
710 Ann St
Baltimore, MD 21231
2240 Greenspring Dr.
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
15870 Frederick Road
Woodbine, MD 21797
1305 Governor Ct
Abingdon, MD 21009
Columbia, MD 21045