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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
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Personal Trainers
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaches
  • Physicians
  • Chiropractors
  • Osteopaths

    ...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

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