Blood Flow Restriction Training

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This course will introduce you to the new and exciting training modality, Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT). Blood Flow Restriction Training is the brief and intermittent occlusion of both arterial and venous blood flow using a tourniquet while exercising at low intensities. Restricting the blood flow using a medical-grade tourniquet has been shown in scientific studies to be both safe and effective. A significant benefit of BFRT is building strength and muscle size while using light weights or resistance bands. For this reason, BFRT is a great strategy for those who cannot lift heavy weights, like the elderly or those recuperating from and injury but still want the benefits of high-intensity training. Visit for more information. Please see course preview on bottom of this page!


  • Describe Blood Flow Restriction and its application in rehab and performance
  • List devices and equipment needed
  • Identify exercises for upper or lower body
  • State how BFRT can be used along the continuum of re-surgical preparation to improving performance (and everything in-between)
  • Explain red or yellow flags and contraindications

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Course Access: 1 year for on demand, Lifetime for Subscription customers

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Continuing Education available for: Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapy, Doctor of Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy

Disclosure: No relevant information to disclose
Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.
Materials / prerequisite needed: N/A

Course Outline: (1 hour)
Introduction to Blood Flow Restriction Training – 8 min
Equipment needed for BFR – 1 min
Measuring limb (demonstration) – 3 min
Applying cuff Upper Body – 3 min
Demonstration of how much pressure to use – 2 min
Ischemic Preconditioning – 10 min
Cellular Swelling Lower Body – 7 min
Cellular Swelling Upper Body – 4 min
Isolated Exercise Upper Body demonstration – 7 min
Isolated Exercise Lower Body demonstration – 5 min
Treadmill application – 1 min
Risk Categories, Contraindications – 8 min
Case Study – 7 min


Continuing Education regulations may change. Please verify requirements with your licensure board for license renewal.

Athletic Trainers: WebExercises is an approved provider for the BOC, provider P10199. This course is approved in all states for Athletic Trainers. WebExercises is approved in Florida and Arizona and attendance will be filed with CE Broker.

Physical Therapy Approval for this course:
This course has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy. The course abides by regulatory guidelines for continuing education or is approved by virtue of approval by the Arkansas Physical Therapy board.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (Category 2) Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire,  North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Doctor of Chiropractic course approval:
(see approval information below) *The licensed Doctor of Chiropractic shall be responsible for verifying the board requirements for license renewal.
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

Approval Information:
WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards:  Alaska, Connecticut, DC,  Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi and Wisconsin are PACE approved but currently do not allow online Continuing Education.
The following State Boards accept PACE approved providers, but additionally request submission to the State Board:
Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas (plus CCE accredited Chiropractic College).

CCE accredited Chiropractic College:
WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 1 CEUs (hour) in the following states:
Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.

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Course Instructor

Ed Le Cara, DC Ed Le Cara, DC

Ed has been helping people overcome pain and return to activities for over 20 years. He currently practices full time in his multi-disciplinary clinic, Body Lounge Park Cities, located in Dallas, Texas. When not seeing patients, he helps health and fitness professionals bridge the gap between available scientific literature and practical application. To learn more about Ed, please go to this website at or follow on social channels: Instagram: Ed Le Cara, Twitter: edlecara, Facebook: Ed Le Cara, PhD