This evidence-based, equipment agnostic course discusses the origins of blood flow restriction and identifies the metabolic mechanisms activated through the use of more than thirty case studies.

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Course Details


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Course Length

7 Hours


Successful completion of the online lecture series (BFRT I)



Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet >1.4 mbps


Take the lead on blood flow restriction when you learn from our experts. This course focuses on evidence-based research and proven clinical protocols and features an interactive app with regular updates. Online library links to 500+ clinical studies and articles.

This evidence-based, equipment agnostic course discusses the origins of blood flow restriction and identifies the metabolic mechanisms activated through the use of more than thirty case studies.

Participants will learn not only the science behind BFRT, but also understand proper application for rehabilitation, performance enhancement, development of hypertrophy, and use in at-risk populations through demonstrations of actual BFRT protocols.

The onsite instruction allows the participant to use BFRT with guided instruction. Protocols based on years of BFRT application are shown. The hands on lab setting allows participants to not only apply BFRT, but also to receive BFRT Therapy in order to better understand the role of the clinician and participant in optimizing proper treatment. Instructions include the use of bodyweight, resistance bands, manual manipulation and equipment normally found in clinics.

Instructional Level: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, M.D.’s and Students

Course Evaluation: Yes

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Workbook/Handout: Yes

Course App:
The course includes an app downloadable via iTunes, and the Play Store.  Cloud-based access for personal computers is also available.

  • Full motion demonstrations
  • More than 45 minutes of protocol demonstrations from recognized experts in rehabilitation, fitness, and more
  • Searchable online database with more than 1,000 Case Studies and Articles
  • Discount code for the in-person course
  • Discount code for BFR equipment
  • Supplementation information on hydration, supplementation, nutrition, breathing, psychology

Learning / Behavioral Objectives

Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Design a comprehensive intake questionnaire as part of an Informed Consent form based on evidence and local board requirements.
  • Able to apply case study evidence, evaluate measured CSA and strength gains for a patient in their early 20”s based on the chemical mechanisms produced by BFRT
  • Compare the benefits of BFRT to the use of low-intensity resistance training LIR for a patient with limited mobility following ACL surgery
  • Theorize the expected outcomes when using BFR protocols for elderly patients with muscle disuse
  • Propose and integrate return-to-play protocol utilizing at least 4 BFRT exercises for a post-surgical athlete following ACL surgery
  • Design a strength and conditioning protocol using 4 BFRT exercises for female volleyball players to improve vertical leap
  • Propose 3 changes using BFRT to an existing non-BFRT rehabilitation protocol for a patient with shoulder pain
  • Design a fitness program using body-weight and BFRT for a person who travels extensively
  • Develop an integrated strength and conditioning program for an elitie athlete to improve VO2 Max and VE Max
  • Propose a change to your current return-to-play protocol for an injured athlete sidelined after a rotator cuff injury using BFRT that will reduce atrophy that accompanies inactivity from limited use.

Lab Agenda

Length:  8 hours (including breaks)

Lab Course Agenda:
(Lecture) Introduction and Review of online didactic course on BFR
(Lecture) Regulations, Professional Requirements
(Lecture) Review and Discussion of Contraindications and Side Effects
(Lab) Demonstration of Proper Placement of BFRT, Observation, Interrogation, Pulse, Capillary Refill
(Lab) Demonstration of BFRT Fatigue State, Participants apply to each other in Contralateral to Experience Effect
(Lab) Demonstration and Application of BFR for Rehab Lower Extremities
(Lab) Demonstration and Application of BFR for Rehab Upper Extremities
(Lab) Demonstration and Application of BFR in Strength and Conditioning – Return to Play
(Lab) Demonstration and Application of BFR in Athletic Performance
(Lab) Demonstration and Application of BFR for “At-Risk” and Osteoarthritis Patients
(Lecture) Interactive Q&A