“For more than a century, the prevailing medical advice on the best way to heal after injury or surgery was to rest. But over the past few decades, research has made it clear that movement speeds recovery, and now experts recommend incorporating appropriate exercise into a rehabilitation program as soon as possible.

That doesn’t mean people should start squatting the day after knee surgery. Injured or repaired tissues still need time to heal before they can handle normal loads. But physical therapists are now embracing a technique they claim allows people to give their muscles the kind of workout they would normally only get from strenuous activity but using just a fraction of the load.It’s called blood flow restriction (BFR) training, and it’s one of the hottest methods in rehabilitation.” Read more at Elemental.