Blood Flow Restriction: Applications in Rehab & Training


A 1-day course to provide health and performance professionals with the tools and scientific knowledge required to safely prescribe BFR training.
Date: Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Location: The Bridge – South Edmonton
Cost: $500 + GST
Instructor: Darren Bishop

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Blood Flow Restriction in Treatment & Training

Traditionally, training with heavier loads with higher volumes and intensities is required to induce positive adaptations in tissue size, strength, and endurance. However, when we are injured it can be nearly impossible to reach these higher loads due to the risk of damaging the healing tissue.

Blood flow restriction training involves using inflatable cuffs that are placed around the upper arms or thighs to partially restrict blood flow during training. The acidic/hypoxic environment causes the muscle fibers to fatigue more quickly and stimulates protein synthesis using light loads. This results in tissue growth as well as strength and endurance improvements similar to lifting heavy.

The course will cover:

  • Screening individuals to identify contraindications and indications for use
  • Safely applying BFR cuffs for the management of both lower and upper extremity injuries.
  • Utilizing cuffs to improve tissue size, strength and endurance with light loads.
  • Using BFR cuffs to improve other performance measures as well including cardiovascular markers.
Darren is a fountain of knowledge with a passion for utilizing physiotherapy knowledge and techniques to optimize and bridge the gap from rehab to performance.
In his own treatment, he likes to integrate strength and conditioning concepts within the realm of physiotherapy.

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