The Eclectic Approach to Modern Strength Training

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Lesson Plan

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 stress!


  • Review exercise physiology principles of strength training
  • Review current guidelines for traditional strength training
  • Describe the history and science behind BFR
  • Define safety and efficacy for the patient and clinician
  • Demonstrate the application of BFR tourniquets
  • Determine a patient’s limb occlusion pressure (LOP) using Doppler Ultrasound
  • Apply BFR training methods and proposed protocols for rehabilitation


You can stop this course any time and start back where you left off. A quiz is provided at the end of the course with 27 questions to obtain a certificate for continuing education. 75% score required to receive a certificate, 1  hour time permitted and 3 attempts.

Disclosure: No relevant information to disclose
Course Access: 1 year for on demand. For subscription customers – access as long as you have the subscription account. Course is available in your account, no download required. Course can be stopped and resumed.
Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.
Materials / prerequisite needed: No prerequisite or materials needed.

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MST Workshop Lecture Part 1 – 31:11
– Introduction to is BFR (Blood Flow Restriction), Recovery from injury
– Principles of basic exercise physiology

MST Workshop Lecture Part 2 – 40:15
– Parameters of traditional strength training
– Adaptation to strength training
– The Paradox

MST Workshop Lecture Part 3 – 25:43
– BFR, what is BFR, how does it work, history, development of BFR
– How does the body respond to BFR

MST Workshop Lecture Part 4 – 25:37
– How does the body respond- continuation
– Is BFR already being used?
– Safety of BFR
– FDA Regulations

MST Workshop Lecture Part 5 – 7:13
Q & A
MST Workshop Lecture Part 6 – 24:00
– How to apply the tourniquet, BFR bands
– BFR bands location
– BFR Applications
– Compression Scale
– Limb Occlusion Pressure

MST Workshop Lecture Part 7 – Lecture Part 1 – 30:18
– Doppler use
– Patient evaluation for BFR
– Vitals are vital
– BFR: Exercise Prescription

MST Workshop Lecture Part 8 – Lecture Part 2 – 41:33
– BFR: Exercise Prescription
– Determining appropriate resistance
– Progression
– Programming of BFRL Aerobic
– BFR Training Guidelines

MST Taking Blood Pressure Part 9 – 10:38
MST Upper Body Training Example Part 10- 35:45
Upper Body BFR Basics Part 11 – 4:04
MST Lower Body Training Example Part 12 – 31:37
BFR Cardio Example – Part 13 – 6:17
Why use Doppler US – Part 14 – 1:48
Taking a pulse in the UQ – Part 15 – 0:59
Taking a pulse in the LQ – Part 16 – 0:57
Doppler US for the UQ – Part 17 – 4:38
Doppler US for the LQ Part 18 – 3:23

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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.
Topic: Intermediate

Physical Therapy Approval for this course:
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Doctor of Chiropractic course approval:
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Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

PACE approval: ID # 9415 – 5.5 hours
WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE (Providers of Approved Continuing Education) is a Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) organization. Approved providers offer the highest standards of education and abide by guidelines and standards outlined by PACE to maintain approval status. Courses need to be listed with PACE and receive an approval number. 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 Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

CCC accredited Chiropractic College:
WebExercises is sponsored by a CCC accredited chiropractic college, Cleveland Chiropractic University. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 5.5 CEUs (hour) in the following states:
Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.

Course Instructor

Kyle Coffey, DPT Kyle Coffey, DPT

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 become resilient in their life or sport. In addition to owning his own clinic and education company, Motus Physical Therapy and Performance, Dr. Coffey is a full-time lecturer and Exercise Physiology Program Director and Lab Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches Exercise Physiology and Foundations of Strength and Conditioning. Dr. Coffey is also the Massachusetts State Representative for the New England American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM). His research interests include the role of physical activity in memory, cognition, and academic achievement particularly in the elementary through high school population.