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Exercise training with blood flow restriction (BFR) is becoming increasingly popular in rehabilitation, allowing skeletal muscle strengthening and hypertrophy to be accomplished using lower workloads, fewer repetitions, and shorter durations. These benefits have been seen across a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and age ranges, however the predominant clinical focus has been on the younger orthopedic patient. Recently clinical application and research has begun to focus on the application of BFR for the geriatric sarcopenic patient, pediatrics and non-orthopedic diagnosis such as diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Additionally, angiogenic benefits and bone sparing mechanisms have increased research interest in the use of BFR to address vascular diseases and improve bone quality after surgery.

Delivery Schedule (All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

Friday, July 23, 2021

Session 1: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) the History and the Basics.

Break 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 2: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BFR Mechanisms and How to Do It.

Saturday , July 24, 2021

Session 3: 11:00 am -12:30 pmIs BFR Safe? What We Currently Know.

Break 12:30 pm -1:00 pm

Session 4: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm A Deep Dive into Skeletal Muscle and Why BFR May be Exactly What Your Patients Need.

Break 2:30-3:00

Session 5: 3:00 pm 4:30 pm Beyond Muscle. The Future of BFR From the Vascular System to Performance.

Meet our Presenter

Johnny Owens, PT,MPT

is CEO and Director of Clinical Education for Owens Recovery Science, a corporation recognized in the INC 500. He manages a research portfolio of over 40 clinical trials being conducted worldwide primarily studying the effects of Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation in clinical populations. He is the former Chief of Human Performance Optimization at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI) at San Antonio Military Medical Center and continues to serve as a consultant and clinical researcher at the CFI. He completed his undergraduate course work in Biology at The University of Texas at Austin and earned his Masters in Physical Therapy at The University of Texas Medical Branch. He serves as a medical consultant for teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and collegiate sports.

He is involved in numerous clinical trials involving regenerative medicine, sports medicine, blood flow restriction and high-energy trauma. Owens has been published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, regularly speaks at the national and international level and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Time Magazine, NPR, Discovery Channel and ESPN.

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Attend the live sessions or review the recordings of such, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save your certificate

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Enrollment:Prior to  07/30/2022
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