Blood-flow restriction training (BFRT) can help patients to make greater strength training gains while lifting lighter loads, thereby reducing the overall stress placed on the limb. By applying the right amount of external pressure to an extremity, it's possible to maintain arterial inflow while occluding venous outflow distal to the occlusion site. This 1.5 hour course will provide an overview of the history, physiologic basis, safety, ethics, and application of BFRT. The course will include a laboratory portion with video demonstration of device set up and exercise examples. References are provided throughout the presentation and instructors will be available for questions at the conclusion of the course and via email.
Speakers: Michael Zarro, PT, DPT
Robert Rowland, PT, DPT
Alisa Pravdo, PT, DPT
Peter Bowman, PT, DPT