HOW TO HEAL: Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy


Healing Time with BFST

The safest, most effective way to recover from most injuries is to use the body's natural healing process. However, simply letting your body heal on its own can take months, and leaves you vulnerable to re-injury. You can accelerate this process however by improving your blood flow, which will drasticly reduce the treatment time and risk of re-injury.

Many people perform physical activity to try and increase their circulation. However, this can be very dangerous as it opens you up to chronic re-injury. In order to recover, you need to be both at rest and increasing blood flow.

The best way to improve circulation while keeping you safe from re-injury is to use a Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™(BFST®) device. These devices are worn like wraps about the injured body part, and use EMR technology to increase circulation even at rest. BFST® wraps are able to reduce overall recovery time, enabling you to heal from your injury faster and more effeciently.

Healing Time with BFST

Benefits of using BFST®

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Healing Time with BFST

You are injured when the tissue in your body is damaged. Your body has the ability to heal itself, and if given time will fix the wound on its own. The body requires rest and cannot be stressed while it is in the process of recovery. However, most people do not have the time in their busy schedules to rest and let themselves heal for long periods of time.

The solution to this problem is to increase the flow of blood to the injured area. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to tissue that gives it the energy to repair damage. By improving circulation, you can bring more mending power to the injured area, decreasing the total treatment time.

Normally to increase your blood flow you need to exercise or other physical activity regularly. For someone who has been recently injured, though, this is dangerous! Re-injury is a very real problem, and if you re-injure yourself you are sent back to where you started.

Using a BFST®, however, has no risk of re-injury compared to physical activity and exercises. BFST® can be used as a safe, effective means of improving circulation, with no effort required. You can stay completely at rest while using the wrap.

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Each BFST® is enclosed in a soft Neoprene wrap, designed for a comfortable treatment experience. During treatments, the BFST® has a feeling of warmth; a feeling many enjoy while at the same time treating their injury in the best way possible. The shape of the wrap is far from generic; each wrap is crafted with a specific body part in mind for the best fit possible. The flexible design of BFST® wraps allows you to move the treatment area and not be inhibited by the wrap, so the things you want to do don't have to be put on hold during treatment.


Healing Time with BFST

While some people may feel a warm sensation using the wrap, BFST® is not a heating pad, but something much better. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ medical devices emit penetrating stimulating energy into your injured tissue. The energy reaches deep under the skin to stimulate bloodflow at the source instead of just the surface like hot pads do. BFST® medical devices provide the superior healing power of Energy Web® technology, without getting hot like heating pads do.

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When to start BFST from cold therapy?


I notice all of the BFST products indicate to not use them until pain and inflammation have been reduced. Isn't it possible that inflamation can be gone but you can still have pain? (depending on the issue) What i'm getting at, is if i'm confident there's not much of a swelling problem (but even though there is still some pain) would using these products still be safe and effective? Or would it just potentially increase/revive inflammation?

I have a ligament/tendon issue onthe inside of my ankle - not positive which. (my podiatrist said an MRI would be a waste of money since treatement would be teh same - keeping it immobilized) I initally had 'nerver' pain due to compression and was getting cortisone shots for a while. But now that pain is gone and i'm just experiencing 'normal' pain - so that's why I'm wondering if i'm at an appropriate stange to stray from cold to possibly your BFST product.

Thanks for any insights,

Re: When to start BFST from cold therapy?

Hi Jim. Thank you for your enquiry.

Yes, it is possible that the pain will still reside once the inflammation is gone. We want to ensure more than anything that most of the inflammation is down before starting the BFST treatments. Usually once the inflammation comes down the pain will subside slightly, but yes you are right, not always. In cases like this, we recommend that you do at least 2-3 days of cold therapy before starting the BFST just to ensure most of the inflammation is down, even if the pain is still there.

Even with some pain still present, the treatment will be safe and effective. If you feel an discomfort during or after a treatment however, that will be a sign that there is still quite a bit of inflammation present, so you would stop and go back to the cold for a couple days.

I'm glad to hear that most of your pain is gone. As long as you have done some cold, you'll be fine to start up the BFST.

I'm wishing you all the best! Contact us if you need anything. We're always here to support you through your treatment.

Kind regards,

Re: When to start BFST from cold therapy?

Thank you Amber! Very helpful - I guess my last question is I want to make that the front-side ankel BFST will fit. My issue is on the side of the ankle - at basically the back corner of the foot. I see this wrap has an open 'heel' so could I still position it in a way to get enough coverage for that back 'corner' area to be effective? (I think my issue is the posterior tibal tendon and/or the calcaneofibular ligament)


Re: When to start BFST from cold therapy?

Hello Jim,

You may wish to consider looking at the Achilles Wraps.  Although they do predominantly cover the lower back of the calf (down to the heel) they do also cover the sides of the ankle.  This may help to target your injury more accurately. 

We wish you all the best with your recovery and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions.

Kind regards,

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