December 2nd, 2020 - Fundamentals of Blood Flow Restriction Training - Virtual Classroom

$ 449.00
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December 2nd, 2020 - Fundamentals of Blood Flow Restriction Training - Virtual Classroom

$ 449.00
$ 449.00
Virtual Classroom – Link will be provided after registration
Course Time: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
This 4-hour course covers the skills necessary to safely and effectively implement Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training. The course is set up in a “learn by doing” format in which participants will receive virtual instruction to perform supervised hands-on demonstrations in the proper use of BFR Equipment and Training. After understanding the history, research, physiology, and implications for use, attendees will put this into practice in a virtual supervised lab sessions. They will be exposed to exercise protocols and provided with resources to ensure safe training. At the end of the course, attendees will take a 1 hour exam for a certification in Fundamentals of BFR Training.
A PDF of the course manual will be emailed to each attendee prior to the course.

Prior to registering:

1. Please note that although our virtual courses are not in-person, a significant portion of the course entails virtual lab demonstrations performed and guided by the instructor.
To fully benefit from our BFR virtual courses, we strongly recommend attendees have access to BFR bands for the duration of the course - whether they borrow or purchase the bands. BFR bands will greatly supplement the attendee's learning experience as Instructors will be there to guide and assess technique via Zoom.
 
2. By registering for this virtual course, you are agreeing to HawkGrips' terms and conditions. To read the full terms and conditions, please click here.
   
3. Please note: If you register for a course that is scheduled within 10 days, we cannot guarantee you will receive the bundle prior to the course unless expedited shipping is chosen at checkout. We are doing our best to maintain our shipping schedules during the pandemic, but note that there may be a delay in the delivery of your order. Please reach out to education@hawkgrips.com if you have any questions.

Pre-course: Introduction to Blood Flow Restriction Training

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.

Athletic Trainers
 

  • HawkGrips is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for 4 category A CEUs for certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs). ATCs are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the CE act.

 

Chiropractors
 

  • HawkGrips is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. The following state boards of chiropractic examiners accept courses that have been approved by PACE: AK, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, PR.

 

Occupational Therapists

  • 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 4 CCUs for this course. The following states accept courses that have been approved by FSBPT (exp. 9/30/2021): 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 5 CEUs (#20S1726) exp. 6/20/2021.

 

*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 4-hour course covers the skills necessary to safely and effectively implement Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training. The course is set up in a “learn by doing” format in which participants will receive virtual instruction to perform supervised hands-on demonstrations in the proper use of BFR Equipment and Training. After understanding the history, research, physiology, and implications for use, attendees will put this into practice in a virtual supervised lab sessions. They will be exposed to exercise protocols and provided with resources to ensure safe training. In order to be certified in HawkGrips BFR, attendees will be required to pass a 20 question exam with a passing score of 70%. At the end of the course, attendees will take a 1 hour exam for a certification in Fundamentals of BFR Training.

BFR is gaining popularity within the rehabilitation setting as its ability to increase muscle strength and size very quickly is well documented. BFR has also been shown to improve nervous system function, bone mineral density, and overall vascular health to name a few other benefits that are very applicable to individuals undergoing formal physical therapy. This course is appropriate for Physical Therapy Professionals as it addresses rehabilitation strategies for individuals seeking a safer way to increase muscle strength. 

  • Virtual Classroom Set Up (15 minutes – Non CEU Contact Hours)
  • Welcome and Review of Pre-Course Material for BFR (15 minutes – CEU Contact Hours)
    • Participants will be introduced to the instructor and each other. Instructor will provide very general overview of BFR and highlight topics to be covered, and review what was included in the pre-course.
  • Applications of BFR (30 minutes – CEU Contact Hours)
    • Participants will learn about the many applications of BFR, which can be applied to a wide demographic range. They will understand in detail how it can be used as an adjunct to standard training, maintaining fitness during rehabilitation, and in other situations when traditional heavy lifting isn’t possible. Case studies will be shared demonstrating its global impact on many of the body’s systems.
  • Mechanisms of BFR (15 minutes – CEU Contact Hours)
    • Instructor will review anatomy and physiology behind the local and systemic mechanisms that occur as a result of BFR. Vascular effects, disruption of homeostasis, and anabolic response of BFR will be reviewed.
  • Safety and Efficacy of BFR (15 minutes – CEU Contact Hours)
    • Indications and contraindications for BFR training along with research supporting the safety of BFR training will be reviewed and discussed as a group. Participants will understand impacts of cuff design on BFR and how it will alter overall blood pressure. Instructor will also educate participants on the impact BFR has on muscle, nerve, bone, tendon, and vasculature.
  • Break (15 minutes – Non CEU Contact Hours)
  • Safety Demonstrations and Practice (15 minutes – CEU Contact Hours)
    • Participants will see and understand that B Strong BFR causes no arterial occlusion with maximal inflation. Participants will compare B Strong to a rigid cuff at rest and with exercise. Additional topics of doppler ultrasound and limb occlusion pressure will be discussed.
  • Efficacy Demonstrations and Practice (30 minutes – CEU Contact Hours)
    • Participants will observe the instructor perform bilateral lightweight exercise with band around one extremity and not the other. Participants who have BFR cuffs at home will be able to do the same (though not required). They will be able to observe and understand the disturbance of homeostasis and gain a better understanding of the effect restriction has on the musculoskeletal system with exercise.
  • Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Total Body Exercise (75 minutes – CEU Contact Hours)
    • The instructor will demonstrate for the attendees specific exercise protocols. They will analyze and understand correct band inflation pressures. .They will perform at least one upper extremity exercise set, one lower extremity exercise set, and one total body exercise set with instructor supervision and direction.
  • B Strong App and Q & A (15 minutes – CEU Contact Hours)
    • Instructor will walk participants through utilizing the B Strong App personally or for clients. Time will also be given to ask questions based on what was learned during lecture or demonstration sessions. Instructor will close with summarizing key take home points.
  • Exam (60 minutes – CEU Contact Hours)
    • In order to become certified in HawkGrips BFR, participants must pass exam with at least a 70%. Opportunity will be given to re-take the exam, but no more than three opportunities will be allowed.

11:30-11:45 AM Virtual Classroom Setup

11:45-12:00 PM Welcome and review of pre-course (Introduction to BFR Training)

12:00-12:30 PM Applications of BFR

12:30-12:45 PM Mechanisms of BFR

12:45-1:00 PM Safety and Efficacy of BFR

1:00-1:15 PM Break

1:15-1:30 PM Safety Demonstrations and Practice

1:30-2:00 PM Efficacy Demonstrations and Practice

2:00-3:30 PM Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Total Body Exercise

3:30-4:00 PM B Strong App and Q & A

At the completion of this program the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe how the design of B Strong BFR bands doesn’t cause arterial occlusion.
  2. Explain the benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Training.
  3. Explain the mechanisms of Blood Flow Restriction Training.
  4. Correctly list at least 4 of the precautions and contraindications to B Strong BFR as presented in the course.
  5. Compare the 5 differences between utilizing a wide rigid cuff versus a narrow elastic cuff as presented in the course.
  6. Plan an upper extremity, lower extremity, and total body exercise program for a client using BFR Training.