Blood Flow Restriction Training: Understanding the Safety, Mechanisms, and Efficacy, 8/27/2024

About the Course:
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 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

Course Objectives:
  1. Recognize the mechanics of how BFR works
  2. Recognize the body’s response to exercise
  3. Identify Training for managers on creating a respectful culture and dealing with reported issues
  4. Identify local effects
  5. Identify systemic effects
  6. Identify the mechanisms involved in homeostasis interruption
  7. Identify motor unit recruitment by exercise type
  8. Identify common findings of BFR safety from survey results
  9. Identify elements that make BFR safe
  10. Identify LOP implications with BFR
About the Author:
Joel holds a doctorate in physical therapy and is certified in strength and conditioning through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has advanced education in the diagnosis and treatment of movement and muscle imbalances with the Functional Movement Systems, overhead athletes and sports medicine. Additionally, he is a certified instructor in Blood Flow Restriction training. Joel enjoys working with an active population of all ages. He also works closely with graduate students as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Indianapolis for the Krannert School of Physical Therapy. He has presented numerous times on content including throwing athletes, return to sports, blood flow restriction, functional movement assessments and minimizing injury risk. Empowering and enabling patients to achieve their goals, while providing instruction and meaningful treatments is his primary focus. Joel is the owner and content editor of My Performance Rehab and a full-time physical therapist in the greater Indianapolis area. For more information, contact [email protected].

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