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July 28 @ 7:15 am - 4:15 pm
B Strong Blood Flow Restriction Course
Class size limit: 18 CEU’s: 7.25 contact hours
|$199 Before 7/13/18
$299 After 7/13/18
|$499 Before 7/13/18
$599 After 7/13/18
|$799 Before 7/13/18
$899 After 7/13/18
|Course only||Course + Full Body Pack
(when ordered together)
|Course + Pro Pack
(when ordered together)
B Strong Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a rehabilitation intervention and performance enhancing tool that rapidly improves exercise and rehabilitation paradigms. There are 600+ peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature that substantiate the validity and safety of using BFR systems. By intermittently restricting blood flow during exercise there are proven significant and substantial strength, muscle hypertrophy and endurance changes within 2-4 weeks.
- Understand the history and science behind BFR
- Differentiate between the BFR systems currently available
- Learn the “how and why” behind the design of the B Strong BFR
- Learn the mechanisms and protocols of using the B Strong BFR to create local and systemic responses
- Learn best practices for using the B Strong BFR with medical patients
- Learn best practices for using the B Stong BFR with wellness and fitness clients
- Learn how to utilize the B Strong BFR for anti-aging and weight loss
- Understand the role of the B Strong BFR as a population health intervention
- Obtain the knowledge to prescribe exercise interventions
- Demonstration of how to use the B Strong BFR
- Learn how to safely use the B Strong BFR
- Extensive lab work using the B Strong BFR
- Earn the B Strong Practitioner Certificate
Who Should Attend?
Physical and Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Medical Doctors, Naturopathic Physicians, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers, and any other practitioners who are involved in treating musculoskeletal pain and prescribing exercise.
About the Speaker:
Keith Glasser, PT, MSPT, Certified MDT began his physical therapy career journey in 1991 after a number of other careers, including international logistical expert in Tel Aviv, food service manager and server, manufacturers representative and finally as a textile designer and manufacturer. Keith is the owner and CEO of Optimal Results Physical Therapy. He has been a licensed practicing physical therapist since 1993. Keith is dedicated to excellence and seeking out the latest developments that lead to more effective and efficient physical recovery.
Keith is recognized as a regional expert in treating spinal conditions. He specializes in the rapid recovery of spinal, lower extremity, and shoulder injuries with recidivism rates of at least 50% below national averages. He was chosen to present at the APTA’s PPS Conference in Las Vegas in 2016 and is currently one of the APTA’s Oregon key contacts for Senator Jeff Merkley. Keith has also lobbied on physical therapy legislative items three times in the past 6 years in Washington DC.
Since 2016, Keith has been one of the original pioneers and early adapters of the use of Blood Flow Restriction. Optimal Results Physical Therapy was the first physical therapy clinic in Oregon and Washington to utilize Blood Flow Restriction as a regular part of the rehabilitation process in which all clinic therapists used BFR on a daily basis. Having the opportunity to collaborate and use BFR for the past 3 years has been a rewarding experience and has led to an improved understanding of this unique technology.
Keith has been a competitive athlete since 1964 which has included playing collegiate basketball and baseball at Babson College, and a year playing for Maccabi Ramat Gan in the Israeli Professional Basketball League. He is well versed in the physical, physiological and emotional demands of life, work, and all levels of athletics and sport. He has worked with a number of professional and collegiate athletes in basketball, softball, soccer, football, track, fencing, baseball, dance, ultimate frisbee, tennis, volleyball and music.
His true passion is working with individuals from all walks of life from ages 10-100 who want to resolve acute and chronic conditions and improve function and fitness. The B Strong BFR is the most revolutionary technology he has had the opportunity to utilize in physical therapy and performance training. He is excited and honored to be the first Certified B Strong BFR instructor.
Keith lives south of Portland with his wife Celia, Frisbee (see Optimal Results’ Website), cats Scout and Spunky, and 8 chickens. They love spending time with their 2 daughters, son-in-law, 2 granddaughters, gardening, camping, traveling, hiking, cycling, rowing, and golfing.
For more info or to register…please email Dr John Pecora @ Jpecoradc@wbcgp.com