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Modern Strength Training - Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy

Modern Strength Training - Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy

Modern Strength Training - Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy

This course includes
5:02:38 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

Course Overview

Improve your clinical toolbox with an evidence-based framework for blood flow restriction (BFR) training in the rehabilitation setting. Blood flow restriction training is a safe and effective technique that allows your patients and clients to achieve the same physiological adaptations associated with high intensity strength training, without the joint or tissue stress!

Course Objectives

The course will cover:

  • A review of exercise physiology principles of strength training
  • Current guidelines for traditional strength training
  • The history and science behind blood flow restriction training
  • Safety and efficacy for the patient and clinician
  • Application of blood flow restriction tourniquets
  • Determining a patient’s limb occlusion pressure (LOP) using Doppler Ultrasound
  • Blood flow restriction training methods and proposed protocols for rehabilitation patients

Who is this course for?

Clinicians such as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Chiropractors as well as Personal Trainers and Strength Coaches.

What’s included in this course?

  • Indefinite access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes.
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!



The instructors
Kyle Coffey

Dr. Kyle Coffey is a physical therapist, exercise physiologist, faculty member, and clinical educator who is passionate about educating patients and clinicians about physical therapy, movement, health, fitness, and wellness.

What began as self-application of blood flow restriction (BFR) training to stay healthy while recovering from an upper extremity injury, turned into a love for the research and a desire to safely and effectively apply in both the rehab and training populations. Time is our greatest resource, in life and in the clinic - an adjunct to traditional strength training was needed to help people train and rehab smarter, not harder. Thus Modern Strength Training was born!

In addition to owning his own clinic and educational company, Motus Physical Therapy and Performance, Dr. Coffey is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Exercise Science Program Director at his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research interests include the use of blood flow restriction in rehabilitation, the role of physical activity in memory, cognition, and academic achievement particularly in the elementary through high school population, and health promotion and disease prevention strategies.

Dr. Erson Religioso III

Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, MS, MTC, CertMDT, CFC, FMS, FMT, FAAOMPT, is a fellowship trained cash based PT practice owner, entrepreneur, blogger, and sought after lecturer in the topic of Modern Manual Therapy. He has a #CashPT Practice in the Buffalo, NY area, EDGE Rehab and Sports Science, where he specializes in TMD, headaches, spinal care, runners, gymnasts, and chronic pain. His focus is seeing the patient as little as possible, and empowering them with education, self assessment and treatment strategies.

Dr. Religioso is adjunct faculty of SUNY at Buffalo, where he teaches orthopaedic manual physical therapy in the DPT program. He also developed a line of manual therapy, mobility, fitness, strength, and rehab products along with pain science education materials at The EDGE Mobility System.

Modern Manual Therapy - The Eclectic Approach is Dr. Religioso’s line of seminars for clinicians that are taught online and in live venues around the world. The Eclectic Approach started with Modern Manual Therapy, and has expanded to include Modern Strength Training, and Modern Patient Education.

Dr. E is now offering his services as both an online clinical mentor to clinicians at Modern Rehab Mastery, travelling OMPT Fellowship mentor, online patient consultations, and online business and social media consultation, #CashPT start up with LeBauer Consulting. He also is part of media company, UpDoc Media, with 2 podcasts, Therapy Insiders and Untold Physio Stories.

Erson is a family man, married to the best woman in the world, and currently has 5 beautiful children. He enjoys running with them, watching them in competitive gymnastics and watching Disney/Pixar movies. He is also a huge tech geek and loves all things Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek. If you see Dr. E out and about, or at a seminar, ask him to grab a beer or coffee and talk about shop or anything!

Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction
  • Welcome!
  • Why Use Doppler US
  • Doppler US for the UQ
  • Doppler US for the LQ
  • Taking a Pulse in the UQ
  • Taking a Pulse in the LQ
  • Feedback
  • Day 1
  • MST Workshop Lecture Part 1
  • MST Workshop Lecture Part 2
  • MST Workshop Lecture Part 3
  • MST Workshop Lecture Part 4
  • MST Workshop Lecture Part 4.5
  • MST Workshop Lecture Part 5
  • MST Workshop Lecture Part 6
  • Feedback
  • Day 2
  • MST Workshop Lecture Part 1
  • MST Workshop Lecture Part 2
  • MST Taking Blood Pressure
  • MST Upper Body Training Example
  • MST Lower Body Training Example
  • BFR Cardio Example
  • Upper Body BFR Basics
  • Feedback
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