Modern Strength Training: The Eclectic Approach to Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training - Richmond, VA Jan 12, 2019

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Modern Strength Training: The Eclectic Approach to Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training - Richmond, VA Jan 12, 2019

450.00 550.00

Hybrid 1.5 day (0.5-lecture, 1 day lab) educational experience

Early Bird Deadline ends December 12, 2018

Earn the CertMST BFR certification at the end of course!

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Modern Strength Training: The Eclectic Approach to Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training

Course Description

Improve your clinical toolbox with an evidence-based framework for blood flow restriction (BFR) training in the rehabilitation and strength settings.

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 stress! Use it as primary or secondary training, on deload weeks, as a recovery strategy, aerobic or resistance, land or water - the options are endless!


This course is a hybrid 1.5 day (0.5 day lecture, 1 day lab) educational experience that will cover:

● A review of the 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 clinical protocols


Course Instructor Bio

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Dr. Kyle Coffey is a physical therapist, exercise physiologist, faculty member, and clinical educator who is passionate about increasing knowledge of movement, health, and wellness with patients and clinicians. Driven by research and experience, his ultimate goal is to get every person he works with to explore movement.

In addition to owning his own clinic and educational company, Motus Physical Therapy and Performance, Dr. Coffey is a full-time Lecturer and Exercise Physiology Program Director at his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research interests include the role of physical activity in memory, cognition, and academic achievement particularly in the elementary through high school population. Dr. Coffey is also the Massachusetts State Representative for the New England College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM).

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!

Outside work, Kyle likes to spend time with his wife, son, and dog. He enjoys cycling, running, reading, gardening, and landscaping. He has a good sense of humor and challenges you to give him a good one-liner.