Introduction to Blood Flow Restriction Training in the PT Setting – SC

Course Date:              October 8, 2022  |  8:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By:            Connor Mullan, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
                                    Jonathan Mitchell, PT, DPT

Course Location:        Elite Integrated Therapy Centers
                                    1007 Grove Road, Suite A
                                    Greenville, SC 29605

Course Fee:                $400.00

Course Hours:            .8 CEUs   (8 hours of continuing education: 4 hours laboratory, 4 hours lecture)

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This course is designed to provide the participant with the background on how to safely use BFR for common patients seen in an out patient PT setting. BFR protocols of cellular swelling, aerobic capacity training, and resistance training will be discussed, along with appropriate patient populations and pathologies to implement each individual protocol. Through lecture and demonstration, participants will be educated on the proposed mechanism of BFR training, as well as the cellular biology, and physiology involved. Lastly, case studies and group discussion will be utilized to ensure understanding of when and how to implement BFR into plan of care for various patient populations.



Upon completion of this course, the student will be expected to verbally, practically, or in written presentation demonstrate the following:


  • Describe biology, anatomy, and physiology of muscle tissue
  • Describe muscle tissue physiology in relation to various training methods
  • Safely place and fit cuff for upper and lower extremity
  • Apply protocols for cellular swelling, aerobic capacity, and resistance training
  • Implement appropriate treatment plans during case study discussions


  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the metabolic process of muscle tissue in relation to BFR.
  • Engage in peer evaluation through interactive laboratory session involving a knowledge and understanding of cellular swelling, aerobic capacity, and resistance training protocols in association with rehabilitation considerations.


  • Use knowledge of muscle fiber biology and physiology to implement safe and effective use of BFR training.
  • Discuss relevant musculoskeletal and surgical implications when utilizing BFR.



This course will include lecture, demonstration, interactive laboratory sessions, group discussion and review/critique of scientific literature.



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