Course Description: This course is meant for the physical therapist who is interested in performing Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in the outpatient environment. Individuals will learn the relevant physiology and potential muscular, cardiovascular, and systemic adaptations associated with this modality. This course will also discuss the indications, contraindications, and screening questionnaire that should be utilized before performing BFR in the clinic. Individuals will learn common protocols for various muscular adaptations and understand the current evidence behind BFR for both the upper and lower extremity. This course will include an extensive lab component to ensure participants are able to efficiently and reliably set-up and perform BFR training in the clinic.
- Understand the physiological mechanism and tissue adaptations associated with Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training.
- Recognize indications and contraindications for BFR in a clinical setting.
- Distinguish between various protocols commonly used in BFR training.
- Appreciate the evidence behind BFR for a variety of populations and treatment conditions.
- Demonstrate appropriate set-up and performance of BFR for both the upper and lower extremity.
Date: April 15, 2023
Educational Credit: 6 hours
Start & End Time: 8:00am-3:00pm with 1-hour lunch break included
Location: Allegany Community College – Cumberland, MD