Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Bone and Joint Institute
32 Seymour St
Suite 102A
Hartford, CT

We are happy to host Owens Recovery Science's course on Personalized Blood Flow Restriction

Snacks provided. Lunch on your own.

CEHs awarded

Brief Abstract:

Current ACSM guidelines recommend that individuals perform resistance training at a load of >65% 1 repetition maximum (1RM) to achieve strength and hypertrophy gains. However, individuals undergoing rehabilitation after injury or surgery are often contraindicated to perform such loads. A novel technique, Blood Flow Restriction Training, has demonstrated that the utilization of a tourniquet system applied to the proximal portion of an exercising limb can allow individuals to gain strength and hypertrophy greater than work matched controls and similar to high load training while utilizing very low loads (20-30% 1 RM).

Outline Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

08:00 Introduction to ORS and Blood Flow Restriction Training
08:15 History of Blood Flow Restriction and Evolution into Clinical Practice
08:40 BFR Methods: Occlusion Pressure
09:00 5 Minute Break
09:05 Lab One: Cuff Selection and Measuring Occlusion Pressure
9:40 5 Minute Break 9:45 BFR Methods: Intro to Passive, Endurance, and Resistance Applications
10:15 BFR Mechanisms: iEMG, Myostatin, IGF-1, MSC’s, Myocyte Swelling, VEGF, MPS
10:45 Safety: Clotting, Hemodynamics, Muscle Damage
11:15 Lab Two: Lower Extremity Exercise
12:00 Lunch Break (1 hour)
1:00 Skeletal Muscle: Understanding Anabolic Resistance
1:20 Prehab: Metabolic Stress, Scar, Blood Flow, Muscle Protein Synthesis
1:40 Acute Rehab: Timing and Research to Support Early Interventions
2:05 Lab Three: Upper Extremity Exercises
2:45 5 Minute Break
2:50 Chasing Optimal: Nutritional Considerations
3:05 Endurance Exercise Research and Understanding Key Parameters
3:30 BFR for Analgesia: Research and Potential Mechanisms
3:45 BFR Resistance Exercise: Potential Targets and Key Parameters
4:10 Effects for the Proximal Muscles: Theories and Research for the Hip and Shoulder
4:30 Clinical Reasoning: Entry Points and Decision Making on Indications
4:40 BFR and Bone
4:50 BFR and Tendon
5:00 Applications for Older Populations
5:15 Wrap Up and Group Exam
5:30 Adjournment


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