BFR3 – Clinical Integration of Blood Flow Restriction

This CEU course is designed to provide AT’s with essential hard skill related to the integration of blood flow restriction (BFR) into the care matrix of their patients.

For this course, you will be required to physically apply all the skills required to safely implement BFR with your patients. This will need to be scheduled in person or via Zoom. You will need access to the BFR cuffs and a Doppler US, and some type of resistance to perform bicep curls and a deadlift. You will NOT need a model > you will be applying all the skills to yourself.

CEU’s upon completion: 1.25 Category A

CEU Credits:

Estimated Time: 75 minutes TOTAL

Difficulty: Essential

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Knowledge Gap

Blood flow restriction has been used quite frequently to promote hypertrophy in the healthy population; however, the acute application of BFR in post-operative scenarios has not been clearly addressed. This course covers the basic application of the BFR cuffs but then also discusses when to apply this modality within each session.

Clinical Bottom Line:

BFR creates an anabolic environment; understanding when this response can be the most advantageous following surgery allows for better integration of this modality.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to apply BFR cuffs to the arms and the legs.
  2. Participants will be able to find the pulses of the brachial artery, radial artery, posterior tibial artery with Doppler US.
  3. Participants will be able to accurately select and apply safe BFR criteria based upon safety parameters.
  4. Participants will understand when within each clinical session BFR can be the most beneficial.

Course Instructor

Brandon Hetzler Brandon Hetzler Author

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