Dates 7 November 2020
Max participants 36
Location Rome, Italy
Certificate / Credits Yes / No ECM
Type of course Theoretical & Practical
Course features
Research & Evidence Based
Theoretical foundation
Hands-on/practical sessions
1 day of high quality learning content
Course in English with translation in Italian
Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, medicine, physiotherapy & athletic trainer students and professionals equivalent to PT’s can register for this course
PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner & Clinical Instructor The BFR PROS
Nick Rolnick, AKA The Human Performance Mechanic, is a world class Physical Therapist & Performance Enhancement Specialist and is quickly establishing a reputation as a leading international...
Course program
  • 9:00AM-9:15AM

    Introduction, Location Logistics, The Road map

  • 9:15AM-10:00AM

    Essential Exercise Science Concepts

  • 10:00AM-10:15AM

    What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)?

  • 10:15AM-10:45AM

    Primary Mechanisms of BFR

  • 10:45AM-11:00AM


  • 11:00AM-11:50AM

    Safety, BFR Endurance, Vo2Max

  • 11:50AM-1:30PM

    Lab1 – LOP Assessment, Endurance Lab

  • 1:30PM-2:30PM


  • 2:30PM-3:00PM

    Lab 2 – Passive BFR, Recover

  • 3:00PM-3:45PM

    BFR Hypertrophy & Strength, Muscle Damage

  • 3:45PM-5:00PM

    Lab3 – Exercise Lab

  • 5:00PM-6:15PM

    BFR Programming, Client Goals, Protocols, Nutrition

Course description

What is BFR?

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a fast-growing evidence based therapy and exercise tool that helps accelerate performance and recovery in a variety of populations.

A cuff safely calibrated by technology applies pressure to the arm or leg, reducing the ability of blood to be pumped back to the heart from that limb. This increases muscle oxygen demand causing the muscles to work harder to produce a contraction.

BFR stresses the body at weights where it normally would not lead to performance adaptations.
BFR can help most people to increase muscle mass, strength and endurance using much less weight/intensity or no weight at all.

When administered by skilled providers, BFR can help in recovery of post-surgical patients, return strength to the elderly, assist athletic training and development, potentially reduce the need for knee surgery and much more.

The BFR:

  • Increases muscle activation
  • Increases aerobic capacity
  • Increases strength
  • Improves recovery time
  • Increases hormone release, increases bone healing, decreases myostatin levels

As THE BFR PROS, it is our mission to help clinicians, fitness & performance coaches grow your business by giving the most enjoyable, unbiased Evidence-Based Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training workshops possible. We accomplish this through our customized edutaining curriculum that includes active participation from all attendees.
Each single day workshop is divided into classroom instruction, & lab/demonstration with population specific case studies.

This 1-day workshop is for Rehab Professionals who want to specialize in BFR Training for the injured community.

Upon completion, a BFR Training Rehab Specialist Certification will be awarded.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss importance of muscle protein synthesis within the injured, post-operative, elderly and neurological populations.
  • Evaluate the benefits of BFR training and its secondary mechanism as it relates to tissue healing and return to activity.
  • Discuss BFR in clinical practice within injured, post-operative, elderly and neurological populations.
  • Discuss case studies and design/demonstrate a BFR treatment plan of care.
  • Discuss marketing and business strategies and solutions to successfully integrate BFR into practice.

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the course:

  • Registration fee (early booking)* € 175,00 + VAT - until September, 26th 2020
  • Registration fee € 199,00 + VAT - starting from September 27th 2020

On one-day courses, no discount is applied to members of PARTNERS’ organizations