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In-Person Seminar

Blood Flow Restriction Training Certification


Faculty:
Paul Colosky
Duration:
8 Hours
Product Code:
LIP063985
Brochure Code:
DED86142
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar
Location:
Dedham, Massachusetts
Available Dates:

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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 VO2 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.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live event. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether live activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. 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, 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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


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.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Delaware Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts CEUs approved by a national governing body (e.g., APTA, BOC) or a fellow state licensing board during the current licensing period. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category I continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. 


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider  #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: . This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Faculty

Paul Colosky Related seminars and products


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’sng background in exercise science, cryogenic healing, nutrition, athletic training, strength and conditioning, and even NASA microgravity research keeps him looki 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.


Additional Info

Program Information

Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60 minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Questions?

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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
    • VO2 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 Should Attendees Bring

  • Please wear comfortable and loose clothing for labs. Shorts are recommended.
  • Please bring a yoga mat or massage table (if applicable).

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