Course (Online) - Introduction to Blood Flow Restriction Training

$ 45.00
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Course (Online) - Introduction to Blood Flow Restriction Training

$ 45.00
$ 45.00

This 2-hour introductory course is designed to give an overview of the research and basis for Blood Flow Restriction Training. This is a home-study course and therefore does not teach clinicians how to perform Blood Flow Restriction methods but instead review the relevant physiology and most current evidence on the theories behind this modality as well as the key fundamentals. Clinicians should always perform treatments within their clinical scope. At the end of the course, participants will take a 15-question quiz to ensure comprehension and must pass with a score of 75% or higher. 

The course access instructions will be emailed to you after payment has been processed. Please note that access to the content takes up to 2 hours after registration is complete.

Athletic Trainers
 

  • HawkGrips (P8834) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education for Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 2 hours of Category A CE. ATCs are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent in educational programming.

Chiropractors
 

  • HawkGrips is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards to offer continuing education to Chiropractors (exp. 9/30/2021).

Occupational Therapists

  • HawkGrips has been approved as an education provider by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CE Provider #: 50-17591, exp. 2/28/2021).
  • HawkGrips is recognized by New York State Ed. Department’s State Board for OT as an approved provider of OT & OTA continuing education.
  • HawkGrips has been approved as an education provider by the Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure (Provider #: OCCEP000254) exp. 6/30/2021.

Physical Therapists
 

  • HawkGrips is approved by the FSBPT & ProCert to offer 2 CCUs for this course. The following states accept courses that have been approved by FSBPT (exp. 9/26/2021): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MS, MO, MN, MT, NE, NC, ND, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY, and District of Columbia.
  • HawkGrips is recognized by New York State Ed. Department’s State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT & PTA continuing education.
  • Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for 2.25 hours (#20S0884) exp. 2/12/2021.

 

*This course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm course approval of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE.

This 2-hour introductory course is designed to give an overview of the research and basis for Blood Flow Restriction Training. This is a home-study course and therefore does not teach clinicians how to perform Blood Flow Restriction methods but instead review the relevant physiology and most current evidence on the theories behind this modality as well as the key fundamentals. Clinicians should always perform treatments within their clinical scope. At the end of the course, participants will take a 15-question quiz to ensure comprehension and must pass with a score of 75% or higher. 

  • Introduction and History of Blood Flow Restriction Training
    • Introduction and disclaimer
    • What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?
    • History of Blood Flow Restriction Training
    • B Strong Blood Flow Restriction Training Systems
  • Mechanisms of Blood Flow Restriction Training
    • Local and systemic mechanisms
    • Physiology of exercise and Blood Flow Restriction Training
    • Tissue types and their responses to Blood Flow Restriction Training
    • The science behind B Strong Blood Flow Restriction
    • State of the limb with inflated band at rest
    • Applying a venous blockade
    • Disturbance of homeostasis
    • State of the limb with inflated band during exercise
    • Muscle fiber recruitment
    • Summary
  • Safety of Blood Flow Restriction Training
    • Safety
      • Indications and contraindications
      • FDA Regulations
      • Is blood flow restriction training safe according to the research?
      • Types of bands/cuffs
      • DOMS and Rhabdomyolysis
      • Hypertension
      • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Efficacy
      • Research studies
      • Case study
  • Applications of Blood Flow Restriction Training
    • Demonstrations
      • Upper extremity
      • Lower extremity
    • Applications of B Strong Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • 15-Question Quiz

Video 1: Introduction and History of Blood Flow Restriction Training (16:33)

Video 2: Mechanisms of Blood Flow Restriction Training (28:25)

Video 3: Safety and Efficacy of Blood Flow Restriction Training (34:57)

Video 4: Applications of Blood Flow Restriction Training (9:26)

15-Question Quiz: approx. 30 min

TOTAL: approx. 2 hour 00 mins

  • Describe the history of Blood Flow Restriction Training.
  • Describe how the design of B Strong BFR bands doesn’t cause arterial occlusion.
  • Correctly list at least 4 of the contraindications to B Strong BFR as presented in the course
  • Explain the local and systemic mechanisms of Blood Flow Restriction Training.
  • Compare the 5 differences between utilizing a wide rigid cuff versus a narrow elastic cuff as presented in the course.