1-hour On-Demand: Blood Flow Restriction: Rehab & Fitness Applications


Price: $20.00

Course Description & Information:

  • Blood flow restriction (BFR) training is not new but has gained recent popularity. With the ability to increase strength and muscle size with low loads BFR is gaining popularity and curiosity in the rehabilitation setting. This course is designed to provide the participant with the history and application of blood flow restriction for both the general and rehabilitation populations. The course will cover the pros and cons of BFR, precautions & contraindications, the proper application and current protocols for using BFR. Research will be provided and discussed for various populations including but not limited to cycling, post-operative, upper extremity and weight lifting applications. Expand your knowledge base and clinical tool box with this exciting and informative topic. Intermediate level.
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Expiration done: 12/31/24. Course test must be completed by 12/31/24 to receive credit
  • Dietitians: Courses approved for pharmacy and/or nursing professionals are accepted for credit by CDR as long as the course meets your learning plans's objectives/goals.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcome:

  • Define blood flow restriction (BFR).
  • Discuss the current mechanisms for strength and hypertrophy associated w/ BFR.
  • Discuss the origin and history of BFR.
  • Discuss how BFR is currently performed /utilized.
  • Discuss the safety of BFR.

Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 1 Contact Hour

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of course materials.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Chris Kolba, PT, PhD, MHS, CSCS

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