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Blood Flow Restriction Training: Understanding the mechanism, safety, efficacy, applications & best practices utilizing the BStrong System(s)

Live Training at a locations near you!

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training is a rehabilitation intervention and performance-enhancing tool that has shown potential to rapidly improve exercise and rehabilitation paradigms. Hundreds of peer-reviewed published literature substantiates the validity, mechanism(s), efficacy and safety of using BFR systems. By intermittently restricting blood flow during exercise, findings demonstrate significant and substantial gains in strength, muscle hypertrophy, injury recovery and endurance – often within abbreviated timetables from traditional training or rehab. During this course, attendees will:

- Learn the history and current literature of BFR training
- Understand the mechanisms of how BFR training works
- Appreciate the elements that make BFR training safe
- Discuss the efficacy of BFR training & the populations for whom it is effective
- Understand practical applications and "best practices" to utilize with patients/clients 
Distinguish how BStrong systems differentiates itself from other BFR devices 
  • Pros and cons of design, material, application of bands/straps/cuffs
  • Apply BStrong BFR bands and take an individual through a practical training session independently

Who Should Attend?

Those professionals working in the world of musculoskeletal health and wellness, including but not limited to:

  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Physical and Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Osteopaths
  • Physicians
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Personal Trainers
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaches

      ...and any other practitioners who are involved in treating musculoskeletal pain and prescribing exercise.

      About the Speaker:

      Joel Novak PT, DPT, CSCS

      Joel holds a doctorate in physical therapy and is certified in strength and conditioning through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Joel is a certified trainer and educator in Blood Flow Restriction training. He has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of movement and muscle imbalances with the Functional Movement Systems.

      As the team Physical Therapist for the Indy Eleven USL soccer team, he works closely with the athletes and medical staff. In addition, Joel works alongside numerous surrounding school systems, collaborating and treating their student-athletes. Joel regularly educates graduate students and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Indianapolis for the Krannert School of Physical Therapy.

      Overall, Joel enjoys working with an active population of all ages. Joel is also the owner and content editor of My Performance Rehab and a full-time physical therapist in the greater Indianapolis area. For more information, contact Joel@MyPerformanceRehab.com.

      BFR Training Online

      BFR Training Online

      100% FREE Online Training

      * All we ask is for a donation to one of the charitable organization working to help those in need...

      Get your CEUs and give back!

      “For it is in giving that we receive.” ―St. Francis of Assisi

      Blood Flow Restrictions Training online is here.  My Performance Rehab is proud to announce we have CEU approval through both the NSCA and APTA:

      • The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved 0.3 CEU(s) in Category D for certified individuals who successfully complete this course.
      • The Indiana American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) approved 2.5 CEUs in Category I for licensed individuals who successfully complete this course.

      What you will learn:

      • Learn the history and current literature of BFR training
      • Understand the mechanisms of how BFR training works
      • Appreciate the elements that make BFR training safe
      • Discuss the efficacy of BFR training & the populations for whom it is effective
      • Understand practical application and “best practices” to utilize with patients/clients
      • Learn how to utilize fatigue, restrictive pressures and exercise programming for effective BFR use

      APTA CEUs are accepted by most state physical therapy licensure boards, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations. Please check with your local chapter or state board to ensure that they accept our online courses for licensure renewal.  Continuing education requirements are regulated by the state boards of physical therapy. Each state licensing board has its own policies and procedures related to continuing education of its licensees.

      Indiana has reciprocal CEU approval with: Alabama; Arizona; Florida; Iowa; Kentucky; Michigan; Minnesota; Montana; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin and several other states - as always, please check with your state chapter for any questions regarding CEU approval from another state chapter of the APTA

      BStrong BFR Bands

      BStrong BFR Bands

      The BStrong BFR Bands include up to 5 different sizes for the fitness, wellness or rehab professional.  It is built to accommodate anyone and everyone. 

        * The safest BFR product on the market with the patented BStrong system technology that is virtually incapable of occluding blood flow to a limb when used properly.

        * Industry leading versatility, comfort, hygiene, and durability with anti-microbial and marine-grade materials

        * Specially designed hand pump and pneumatic gauge for the most accurate measurements possible.

        * App with inflation recommendations for each band size, as well as individual age/health/training considerations to ensure safe, effective and consistent application.

        * Made in the USA

        * Designed and packaged to be affordable for both medical & fitness professionals, as well as personal utilization.

        * Comfort and function built into the design - width and elasticity to allow natural motion and any exercise to be performed: squat, run, jump, cycle, even swim!

        * Unprecedented durability - is being used by the military, professional sports organizations, universities, clinical and hospital organizations

        BStrong bands are designed to hold for easily over 5000 cycles (2-3 years in a high use setting) and withstand the abuse of getting thrown around in a gym setting, on the practice field, or on the battlefield.  Their comprehensive 1 year warranty means you can feel safe in the comfort of your investment that if you have any issues, they have your back.