Florida Using New Blood-Flow Restriction therapy to help athletes recover from injury

27 September 2015

Florida is the first school in the nation to begin using blood-flow restriction (BFR) to help athletes recover from injury, according to a Scott Carter piece at GatorZone describing the practice, and how Florida came to use it.

Carter tells the story in the context of Florida trainer Paul Silvestri using it to help a player recuperate from a leg injury. While Carter avoids naming the athlete in the written piece, the video accompaniment makes clear that the player in question is Keanu Neal, held out of recent practices thanks to a leg injury sustained in last Friday’s second scrimmage.