120 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

March 14th 2020

Important Information

Manual therapy must be in the scope of practice in your licensed profession or you must be an active student undertaking a manual therapy course. Any tools purchased alongside your ticket will be shipped to the course location and available for pickup at the commencement of the course.

Blood Flow Restriction Training

BFR is the act of safely restricting venous blood flow from a working muscle, but allowing arterial blood flow to that working muscle. This is done primarily with low intensity resistance training. Since the ability of that blood to escape is dramatically reduced, metabolic stress and cellular swelling are greatly increased.

What BFR Training can do for your patient

  • Drastically improve your patients’ post-surgical recovery time
  • Treat muscle atrophy in both acute and chronic pain patients
  • Use as accessory work into your client programming for less stress on joints and tendons
  • Increase your endurance athlete’s VO2 Max with as little as 2x/week BFR training
  • Separate yourself from other clinicians by performing the latest, evidenced-based rehab/exercise program

Course Description and Goals

Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (BFR) is a powerful tool for the rehabilitation and fitness professional. With over 160 peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature the efficacy can not be denied. By applying a tourniquet exercising limbs you can improve strength, hypertrophy and endurance changes while using a very light load within a small space like an athletic training room or small treatment room.

This course will cover:
  • The wide range of benefits of BFR training
  • Contraindications to BFR and when and where it should be applied
  • How to safely screen and assess your patient/client prior to BFR
  • How to safely apply BFR cuffs for the upper and lower extremity
  • Compare and contrast different uses of BFR from bed ridden to athletic performance training
  • Develop and devise a rehab program for your patients and clients
By the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss the benefits of blood flow restriction (BFR) training
  • Discuss Indications and Contraindications of BFR Training
  • Demonstrate safe and effective placement of BFR cuffs
  • Compare and contrast different uses of BFR from bed ridden to athleticperformance training
  • Critically Analyze the utility of BFR in the rehabilitation setting
  • Develop and devise a training program for a potential patient or client

Treatment effects of BFR

  • Increase strength
  • Increase hypertrophy
  • Increase VO2 Max

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PRACTITIONER

Certification

Secure your position in our 1-day BFR course. Become certified with Smart Cuffs with our CPD compliant course.

$549

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PRACTITIONER

Certification + Smart Cuffs

Secure your position in our 1-day BFR course. Become certified with Smart Cuffs with our CPD compliant course. Save when you purchase your 13-piece Smart Cuffs clinical kit with your ticket purchase, ready to pick up when you commence your course.

**Tools purchased will be dispatched only once the final payment has been made.

$2,599 (free shipping) Save $449

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STUDENT

Certification

You will be asked to provide your active Student ID before your course commences.

Secure your position in our 1-day BFR course. Become certified with Smart Cuffs with our CPD compliant course.

$349

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STUDENT

Certification + Smart Cuffs

You will be asked to provide your active Student ID before your course commences.

Secure your position in our 1-day BFR course. Become certified with Smart Cuffs with our CPD compliant course. Save when you purchase your 13-piece Smart Cuffs clinical kit with your ticket purchase, ready to pick up when you commence your course.

**Tools purchased will be dispatched only once the final payment has been made.

$2,199 (free shipping) Save $649

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Clinic (4 or more)

Certification

Secure your position in our 1-day BFR course. Become certified with Smart Cuffs with our CPD compliant course.

$1800

Terms & Conditions

  • 25% fee for registration cancellations made less than 2 weeks before scheduled class date.
  • Training may be canceled if a minimum number of trainees are not reached one month prior to training. All registrants will receive a full refund or immediate transfer to a future training.
  • If a course has to be cancelled last minute, whether if the instructor has an emergency or the weather, we will do everything we can to notify you of any course cancellation.
  • Wear loose clothing, shorts preferable.
  • GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: Every attempt is made to offer programs as announced. Smart Tools reserves the right to adjust program faculty, location, dates, times, and/or tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences, to limit seating, or to cancel due to insufficient enrollment. Smart Tools is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellation. Only those who are preregistered can be notified in the event of changes/cancellation.
  • Policy for Grievance Resolution: A full description of the grievance must be submitted in writing to the Smart Tools Education Coordinator (info@smarttoolsplus.com.au). Upon assessment of the circumstances surrounding the grievance, the Coordinator will make a determination as to the validity of the complaint and the degree (if any) of Smart Tools’ culpability.Resolution may include any of the following:- Tuition fees may be waived- Tuition fees may be reduced- Tuition fees may be refunded- A credit amount may be given toward another class- No action taken, tuition fees may stand as advertised.

Course Outline

8:00am – 9:00am

Introduction to the Technique

Participants review and complete the release of liability form. History, physiological rationale of BFR, principles relating to movement dysfunction and anticipated results from using BFR training & programming is covered. A review of the current scientific literature and evidence based model is discussed.

9:00am – 10:00am

BFR Case Studies

BFR Case Studies, The Science Behind BFR Training & How Does BFR Work?

10:00am - 11:00am

Who benefits from BFR? & Who should avoid BFR?

  • Indications/Contraindications
  • Programming BFR Training
  • High intensity Training
  • Low Intensity Training
  • Establishing a 1RM using a 10RM test
  • Reps and Sets and total volume

11:00am - 12:00pm

Using BFR Cuffs

  • Compression Scale
  • Pneumatic Compression Scale
  • Upper Extremity Application
  • Radial pulse location and readings
  • Lower Extremity Application
  • Posterior tibialis pulse and readings

1 Hour Lunch Break

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Programming

  • Upper Extremity Exercises
  • Lower Extremity Exercises
  • Using BFR for recovery
  • Using BFR for increasing Aerobic Capacity

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Review BFR protocols, technique application and theory components.

At this stage the certification process will take place.

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