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Blood Flow Restriction: Optimize Rehab Outcomes

Featuring Nicholas Rolnick, DPT, CSCS

This workshop is for Rehab Professionals only who want to have a deeper understanding of the power and science behind BFR and its application to the injured community. This 1-day (8 hour) workshop provides a BFR Training Rehab Specialist Certification upon successful completion and passing of a written examination at the end of the workshop. 

Fuel your career with the most comprehensive BFR training available. This exclusive 8-hour in-person experience dives deeper into the science behind BFR, building upon the content offered in our included 4.5-hour online Introduction to BFR Training course (a $449 value).


In this intensive program, you'll:

  • Master the unique benefits of exercise under vascular restriction in both rehabilitation and performance settings.

  • Gain hands-on experience with various BFR technologies through in-person labs.

  • Collaboratively apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios with clinical case studies.

  • Explore the impact of BFR training on athletic performance.

  • Leave confident in your ability to safely and effectively use BFR with diverse patient populations, backed by strong evidence-based practices.


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, recruitment of type 2 muscle fibers within the injured, post-operative, elderly and athletic populations

  • Evaluate the benefits of BFR training with respect to the early post-operative and injury periods using passive and neuromuscular stimulation approaches

  • Discuss BFR aerobic exercise in clinical practice within injured, post-operative, elderly and athletic populations and how it may enhance physiological processes thought to enhance aerobic capacity and/or performance

  • Discuss BFR resistance exercise in clinical practice within injured, post-operative, elderly and athletic populations and how it may enhance physiological processes thought to enhance muscle mass, strength and/or performance

  • Demonstrate assessment of LOP using manual and automatic cuff technologies

  • Discuss differences between different cuff technologies and potentialbenefits/limitations to their use

  • Discuss case studies and design/demonstrate a BFR treatment plan of care


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. 




Course Prerequisite – Completing the Online, On Demand Introduction to BFR Training Course (included with Registration)

8:00-8:15am – Introduction and Housekeeping

8:15-8:45am - Module Summaries of Online Course Lecture – The Main Takeaways / Q&A

8:45-9:30am – BFR Neuromuscular Stimulation, IPC and Progressions within Pillar 1 Lecture

9:30-11:00am – Lab I – Passive Applications to BFR (Pillar I) + LOP Assessment

11:00-11:45am – BFR Safety Screening Updates Lecture

11:45-12:00pm - Break

12:00-12:30pm – Pillar 2 – Cardiovascular Training & Pillar 3- Resistance Training Programming Lecture

12:30-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30-2:30pm - Lab II – Cardiovascular (Pillar II) & Resistance Training (Pillar III) Applications

2:30-3:00pm – “2 Case Studies – Amber and Mark” Lecture / Group Discussion

3:00-4:00pm - Lab III – Clinical Case Group Discussions (4 Cases / 15 minutes each)

4:00-4:30pm – Pillar 4 – Return to Sport Applications & Programming Lecture

4:30-5:00pm – Review of the Latest Peer-Reviewed, Evidence-Based Research on BFR and its Implications for the Future Lecture

5:00-5:30pm – Post-Test Assessment/Evaluations/Group Picture




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 will 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 , Paris and The NSCA 2020 National Conference in Las Vegas (July 2020).


$699 Standard Single Registration 

$650 Early Bird Registration 

Registration Includes: Access to Online Introduction to BFR Training Pre-Course and Continental Breakfast.


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

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