Blood Flow Restriction Therapy | PT Effect | Physical Therapy in San Diego

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Blood FlowRestriction Therapy


Otherwise known as vascular occlusion therapy, blood flow restriction therapy uses pneumatic cuffs to train muscles in the arms and legs. We can use BFR to help patients with rotator cuff injuries, achilles tendon injuries, and other injuries to the arms and legs. Contact us to see if BFR is right for your needs.

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Our Treatment Method

How We Treat With BFR

Our physical therapists will work with you to find a BFR frequency that meets your needs (usually 2 to 4 times weekly). These sessions are used to help increase muscle strength and size. As this is an exercise, our team of experts will work with you one-on-one to determine your needs based on current physical abilities and health goals.

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What Tools We Use

Treating With SmartCuffs®

Our team of experts use SmartCuffs® in our treatment process. This technology includes personalized pressure features for a better overall treatment experience. This versatile and durable tool for BFR allows us to meet your individual needs better.

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Manual Therapy

How We Achieve A Better Diagnosis with Less Discomfort

What is manual therapy? Manual therapy is a method physical therapy that involves the therapist feeling exactly how your body reacts to specific movement and exercises. A lot of pain and discomfort comes from lack of mobility or a small range of motion. Through simple movements and exercises, we're able to get your body used to these motions again, reducing or completely removing your pain.

Manual therapy includes a detailed biomechanical assessment. This means that your therapist will watch and feel how you move in order to make the most accurate diagnosis possible. This leads to faster recovery times and improved outcomes.

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Benefits of Manual Therapy

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More accurate diagnoses and understanding of pain

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Less discomfort and pain during treatment

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Take The First Step

Ready to become painfree?

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Step one:

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Step two:

We’ll work with you to
get you painfree again

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Step three:

Regain your freedom &
pain free lifestyle

Mark Shulman

Dr. Mark Shulman

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), FAAOMPT, COMT, CSCS


Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Mark Shulman

Dr. Allison McKay

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), PRPC


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Contact Information

(619) 544-1055

Fax: (619) 544-1056

The Physical Therapy Effect

1601 Kettner Blvd Suite 11
San Diego, CA 92101