This lecture will cover the current state of the literature on the topic of blood flow restriction exercise, and how it is being used in physical therapy. Special topics within that context that we will cover are a brief history of the technique, safety, what patients are appropriate, and how it can be used to provide an optimal stimulus for adaptation. We will close with where the literature is headed and what we envision for the future of BFR’s application by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
Following this webinar, the participant will be able to:
- Describe how PT’s / PTA’s are currently using BFR.
- Provide a brief overview of the safety profile of the technique.
- Identify current patients of theirs who might benefit.
- How might PT’s / PTA’s be using BFR in the future.
6:00 – 7:45 p.m. Presentation
7:45 – 8:00 p.m. Q&A
J. Kyle Kimbrell, PT, MPT
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Kyle is a graduate of the physical therapy program at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. He’s been in practice for 17 years with 15 of those years spent in outpatient private practice at George Erb Physical Therapy in Camarillo, CA.
In addition to his duties in the clinic, Kyle ran a “Recruit Injury Management and Prevention Program” for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Training Academy for 13 years. In that time, he modified their training practices to reduce injury risk, and facilitated a speedy return to activity for injured recruits. This program is credited with saving the department hundreds of thousands of dollars since its inception.
In early 2016 Kyle began work as a Clinical Educator for Owens Recovery Science. This ultimately lead to him leaving clinical practice in April 2019.
2.0 contact hours or 0.2 CEUs
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Format: Lecture with on-line Q&A. Text with the speakers during the live presentation.
Target Audience: PT, PTA, and Students. Open to all Allied Health Professionals
Registration received by July 9, 2020
$25 APTA members
All cancellation requests must be received in writing – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received before June 24. No refunds on or after July 24, 2020.