A relatively new therapy method that is extremely beneficial to physical rehabilitation is flossing therapy. Flossing therapy (also known to as bloodflow restriction therapy) can also help maintain therapeutic results from other treatments on an ongoing basis.
An elastic flossing band or compression cuff is worn around joints or extremities for one to three-minute intervals. During this time, patients complete a series of light movements or stretches. This treatment creates short interruptions in blood flow, which positively impacts the autonomic nervous system. Stimulation of pressure receptors in the tissue leads to an inhibition of pain transmission, improved blood circulation, and decongestion of the tissue. The flossing method complements many of our other therapy techniques that reduce pain and improve joint mobility.