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Seminar Detail

Blood Flow Restriction Training Certification
Where:
TOLEDO, OH
When:
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

The physical limitations of your patients lead to significant muscle loss during recovery. What if your patients had the ability to increase strength and hypertrophy early in the rehabilitation process without re-injury? With this treatment, they can. Blood flow restriction (BFR) is taking the rehabilitation world by storm.

This Certification Training will build the core competencies you need to bring BFR into your clinical practice and effectively use it with a wide range of client types. You’ll be given a roadmap to treat individuals using the skills and techniques from BFR so you can help your most challenging clients reach new levels of healing:
  • Drastically improve post-surgical recovery time
  • Greater strength gains with lighter loads
  • Increase aerobic capacity and V0² max
  • Decreased risk of injury and healing time during immobilization
Transform your practice with this SmartCuffs® BFR Certification that will provide several hours of hands-on experience. You’ll feel confident in your BFR skills and will be able to implement this technique into your practice immediately and speed up recovery for your patients.
Objectives:

  1. Examine the benefits of blood flow restriction (BFR) training.
  2. Identify indications and contraindications for BFR training.
  3. Demonstrate safe and effective placement of BFR cuffs.
  4. Compare various uses of BFR on the spectrum of rehabilitation and performance.
  5. Analyze the utility of BFR in the rehabilitation setting.
  6. Develop a training program for a potential patient or client.
OUTLINE

Implications for Clinical Settings
  • Physiological mechanisms
    • Effects on strength, hypertrophy and cardiovascular function
    • Arterial vs venous occlusion
  • Mechanical vs metabolic hypertrophy
  • Current evidence in research
  • Broader implications
    • Avoid muscle loss after surgery
    • Lower intensity effort that results in improvement
Differences in Stimulus: The Various Tools of BFR
  • Occlusion applications
    • Compression wraps and BFR bands
    • Cuffs and tourniquet systems
  • Application zones
What are the magic numbers?
  • Modifiable Variables
    • Load vs Reps vs Occlusion
  • Compression scale
    • Relative vs absolute pressure
    • Limb circumference and occlusive pressure
Practical Applications
  • Considerations for exercise stimulus
  • Upper extremity exercises
  • Lower extremity exercises
  • Elderly and post-surgery
  • Healthy and athletic populations
  • Increasing aerobic capacity
    • V0² Max
Treating Your Patients
  • Which diagnoses respond best to treatment?
  • Atrophy, sarcopenia
  • Limitations, safety and contraindications
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Personal Trainers
What You Should Wear/Bring
  • Please wear comfortable and loose clothing for labs. Shorts are recommended.
  • Please bring a yoga mat or massage table (if applicable).

PAUL COLOSKY

Paul Colosky, Jr. has been changing his patients’ lives with a wide range of innovative and personalized treatment techniques to speed the body’s national healing process for 20 years. Paul is an entrepreneur, physical therapist, and instructor in the physical therapy, wellness, and fitness industries and is the owner of Valeo Human Performance, LLC. Paul believes strongly in both patient and physical therapist education, and that the PT-client partnership is critical to effectively getting past pain and back to function.

After completing enlistment in the US Air Force, Paul graduated from Colorado State University with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Exercise and Sport Science with an Athletic Training concentration and was focused on working with elite athletes. Soon after, he moved to Houston and completed his Masters of Physical Therapy degree in 2006 at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He opened Valeo Physical Therapy in 2007, an outpatient physical therapy, wellness, and fitness clinic that served his community until the fall of 2018 before relocating to the Washington, DC area with his wife and daughter for a new adventure.

Paul’s background in exercise science, cryogenic healing, nutrition, athletic training, strength and conditioning, and even NASA microgravity research keeps him looking for new and innovative techniques to help his clients get better faster. He enjoys teaching and speaking to the physical therapy community as a way to share evidence-based revolutionary techniques with the greatest reach. His specialties include Sports Medicine, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Injury Prevention, Orthopedic Rehab, Shoulder, Knee and Spine Rehab, Kinesiology Taping, Multifunctional Movement Specialist (MFMS), Functional Movement Systems, ML830 Laser Certified Clinician, Whelton Myofascial Referral Technique Trained, Whole Body Cryotherapy Techniques, Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), and Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT).



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Colosky is the owner of Valeo Human Performance, LLC/DBA Valeo Physical Therapy. He has an employment relationship with Medical Minds in Motion; and Smart Tools. Mr. Colosky receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Paul Colosky is a member, Board of Directors for Higher Orbits Foundation.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Athletic Trainers
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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of Category A continuing education.


Personal Trainers
This course has been approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-BOC) for 0.6 CEUs. PESI, Inc. Provider Number is 544.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is an approval provider by the Michigan Physical Therapy Association. This activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

Ohio Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been submitted to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for review. Credit is pending.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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