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BFRT  Blood Flow Restriction Training


Learn BFRT  Blood Flow Restriction Training Occlusion Training Course

8 hour Course

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10000 in stock

Course Overview

While the majority of research has focused on rehab implications of blood flow restriction training, there are also lots of potential performance enhancement results for athletes wanting to perform at their best. blood flow restriction strength

Cuff Placement

There are only two places where a blood flow restriction device should be placed: the upper arm and at the upper thigh.

Frequently, recommendations of cuff placement at the upper calf or forearms are made. With very superficial nerves in these areas, the amount of compression from a blood flow restriction cuff can cause serious damage resulting in medical conditions such as foot drop. So I’ll say it again, there are only two places that a blood flow restriction device should be placed: the upper arm and at the upper thigh.

We will demonstrate and re-iterate safe and effective training parameters for you and your clients.


  • Increase muscle mass, strength, and endurance at loads below 50% of max
  • Loads of 20% show similar benefits to training at 70% of max
  • No greater health risk than traditional exercise
  • Prevents or slows atrophy with even just 20minutes of walking daily

What is Happening?

The Occlusion Cuff allows arterial blood flow to a region while restricting venous return. This results in:

Increased type-2 fibre recruitment — greater potential for strength, speed, and hypertrophy changes
Increased local growth hormone and IGF-1 levels by 200-300%
Greater and more rapid accumulation of metabolic by-products, such as lactate
Enhanced stimulation of muscle protein synthesis by 45-55% — greater potential for growth and development with exercise.

Blood Flow Restriction (Occlusion) Training (BFRT)has emerged as a game-changing rehabilitation and performance tool.

Taught by David Jenkins BSc(hons),DipSpTh, Sports Therapy and member of the Society of Sports Therapists MSST

While traditional resistance exercise strength & hypertrophy must be done with heavy loads, blood flow restriction is the opposite. With blood flow restriction strength and hypertrophy gains have been shown in research at loads as low as 20% of an individual’s one rep maximum.

For a quick recap of the research, blood flow restriction training doesn’t break down the muscle like traditional resistance exercise because the loads are so light. Instead, BFR creates huge amounts of protein synthesis due to the hormonal responses the body has to BFR training.

BFRT –   Blood Flow Restriction Training or Occlusion Training

STS has been using BFRT with patients for the following:-

  • Safe, controlled post-op exercise rehabilitation
  • Decrease time involved increasing Strength & muscle size.
  • Benefits of training at 70% of your maximum with loads as low as 20-30% of your maximum.
  • Post-exercise recovery, recover quicker be ready to perform again sooner.
  • Arthritis pain management.
  • Improving muscle density & Strength in the older person.
  • BFRT 8 Hours certificated courses commencing Monday 31st May 2021 in our Glasgow clinic.
  • Suitable for Therapists and Trainers.
  • Candidate availability is strictly capped at 6



Sports Therapy Scotland Pain Treatment Clinic
1186 Argyle
St Finnieston
G3 8TE

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Terms and Conditions

When booking please be aware that you are accepting our terms and conditions when booking.

Please read carefully and get in touch to discuss before booking a course if unsure. As advertised we run our courses with 6 – 8 candidates maximum.

For this reason, our courses do fill up quickly as candidate feedback is that they really enjoy the experiential learning and practical element that small delegate courses offer.

Therefore early bird deposit bookings are non-refundable and if you cannot attend we will endeavour to reallocate your place on another course. You may be requested to pay an additional fee. Any full price booking cancelled out with 2 weeks of course date commencement will be offered a place on another course to the value of your booking.

If we cancel the course you will be entitled to a full refund of your fees paid or an option of transferring to a course date that suits your diary.

Delivered by

David Jenkins

David Jenkins has been the lead examiner in Sports Therapy Diploma final examinations for over 10 years in both Scotland and England.

David also has over 15 years of experience working full-time in professional football, martial arts, Ice hockey and now in private practice within our two Clinics in Stirling and Glasgow.

Our therapists use these tried and tested protocols on a daily basis with clients within these clinics.