Blood Flow Restriction: Rehab & Fitness Implications

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.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-18-014-L01-P, IRD: 8-22-18. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • 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.
  • Discuss the current protocols for use of BFR.
  • Discuss precautions and contra-indications for BFR.
  • Discuss research using BFR for various populations.
  • Discuss the limitations of using BFR.
  • Discuss how to design time efficient workouts for endurance athletes.


Course Credit: 1 Contact Hour

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Who Should Attend:

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy professionals, Nursing Professionals, Pharmacists, Dietitian, Diet Techs and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

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

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