Recently, blood flow restriction (BFR) training has been discussed more and more in the fitness, sports, and rehabilitation worlds. Growing evidence has continued to show its potential to improve exercise and rehabilitation programs. By restricting blood flow during exercise, the research supports significant ability to make gains in strength, muscle size, endurance and even injury recovery - often within abbreviated timetables.
But what exactly is BFR? How does it work? Is it safe? Is it effective? What are the best ways to utilize BFR? Is it something that you should consider?
This course will introduce you strategies to safely, effectively & immediately introduce BFR into your practice:
- Learn how to practice safely
- Understand the most common uses & applications
- Discover exactly how BFR works
- Avoid the pitfalls and recognize the biggest barriers to succeed
|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Discuss the history and evolution of BFR
- Understand the "proof of concept"
- Introduction to how BFR works
- Review the body's response to exercise
- Provide insight on local effects of BFR
- Provide insight on systemic effects of BFR
- Discuss biological pathways of mechanisms of BFR
- Provide basics of types of tissues in a limb
- Homeostasis interruption review
- Motor unit recruitment review by exercise type
- Introduce national survey results on safety
- Provide common side effect
- Describe elements that make BFR safe
- Review Virchow's Triad for DVT risk
- Provide precautions & contraindications
- Review BFR's effects on hemodynamics
- Review BFR's effects on Blood Pressure
- Discuss BFR's impact on muscle damage
- Introduce BFR efficacy in regard to strength
- Introduce BFR efficacy in regards Hypertrophy via cross-sectional area (CSA)
- Introduce BFR efficacy in regard to function
- Introduce BFR efficacy in regard to pain
- Introduce BFR efficacy in regard to various ages and abilities
- Review strength & conditioning principles in regards to foundations of strength, hypertrophy, power, endurance
- Review ATP and PC energy replacement and recovery time
- Introduce BFR applications into traditional strength & conditioning parameters
- Learn the "best practices" via research
- Review BFR highlights
- Introduce future additional study needs
- Reminder of what all BFR has been shown to effective in addressing
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on how to utilize BFR safely in the population served and to do so effectively using the available research.
- Recognize the mechanics of how BFR works
- Recognize the body’s response to exercise
- Identify Training for managers on creating a respectful culture and dealing with reported issues
- Identify local effects
- Identify systemic effects
- Identify the mechanisms involved in homeostasis interruption
- Identify motor unit recruitment by exercise type
- Identify common findings of BFR safety from survey results
- Identify elements that make BFR safe
- Identify LOP implications with BFR
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Joel Novak is the owner My Performance Rehab and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service