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Blood Flow Restriction: Accelerate Performance and Recovery

Featuring Nicholas Rolnick, DPT, CSCS


Who should attend?  Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers.


Upon successful completion of this course, the practitioner will:


  • 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


New York Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: Professional Seminars is recognized as an approved provider of Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant continuing education by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy. Full attendance at this Seminar qualifies for 17.4 contact hours in NY. 




  8:00 AM     Introduction, Location Logistics, The Roadmap

  8:15 AM     Essential Exercise Science Concepts

  9:00 AM     What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)?

  9:15 AM     Primary Mechanisms of BFR

  9:45 AM     Break

10:00 AM     Safety, BFR Endurance, Vo2Max

10:50 AM     Lab 1 - LOP Assessment, Endurance Lab

12:30 PM     Lunch

  1:30 PM     Return from Lunch - Lab 2 Passive BRF, Recovery

  2:00 PM     BFR Hypertrophy & Strength Muscle Damage

  2:45 PM     Lab 3 - Exercise Lab

  4:00 PM     BFR Programming, Client Goals, Protocols, Nutrition

  5:15 PM     End of Day




Any opinions, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by the speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of Professional Seminars. Professional Seminars reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will not receive a certificate until payment has been received and the course has been successfully completed. If payment is not received ten (10) days prior to the seminar, the course certificate may not be present at the seminar. If a payment is refunded for insufficient funds, a processing fee wil be charged as allowed by law.


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Nicholas Rolnick, MS, PT, CSCS

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 authority in Blood Flow Restriction.

He has had an interest in sports and performance from his days as captain of his college baseball team at Franklin & Marshall, where he achieved all-conference honors, to his more recent pursuits as a men’s physique competitor. Since graduating with an M.S. in Health Promotion Management from American University, Nick realized his love for fitness with his passion to help others by earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University with honors.

Nick teaches Kinesiology I & II in the MS Applied Exercise Science Program at Concordia University, Chicago and undergraduate Kinesiology at Lehmann College, Bronx NY.

He helped found THE BFR PROS to further his mission of making the world a better place by helping people get back to the activities they love as quickly as possible and experiencing the joy of pain-free movement™ through evidence-based therapies like BFR-Blood Flow Restriction!

Nick teaches BFR Workshops across Europe including, France, Switzerland, Belgium & Italy. The demand for his expertise as a Speaker in BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) continues to grow in places such as London (Nov 28 & 29, 2019), Paris (Jan - 2020) and The NSCA 2020 National Conference in Las Vegas (July 2020).


Cancellations received at least five (5) business days before the event are refundable, less a $50.00 administrative charge per registrant. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. Please note: If you register and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. The expense of continuing education, when taken to maintain and improve professional skills, may be tax deductible. Please contact your accountant for complete details. For courses cancelled by Professional Seminars Ltd. participants have the option to attend a rescheduled date or receive a full refund of the registration cost. 


Email: Phone: (631) 359-2450  Fax: (631) 359-2450


Professional Athletic Performance Center (PAPC)

645 Stewart Avenue (Behind McDonald's)

Garden City, NY 11530


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Professional Physical Therapy - Penn Plaza

127 West 30th Street (Inside Blink Fitness)

New York, NY 10001


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$399 Standard Single Registration 

$349 Early Bird Registration 

Registration Includes: Course handouts and Continental Breakfast.


Saturday, June 20, 2020


Early Bird: June 4, 2020

Registration: June 18, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Early Bird: August 27, 2020

Registration: September 10, 2020