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30.3.1, Special Topics: Optimizing Recovery

NOTE: This 3-monograph course is included with the 6-monograph set,
30.3, Special Topics: Enhancing Performance Using a Mind, Body, Metric Approach

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This course focuses on Optimizing Recovery and is a blend of timely and informative topics relevant to today's practicing therapist. Experts in the field discuss unique topics dealing with the importance of sleep and nutrition, and new innovations to include blood flow restriction training.

  1. Identify nutrition concerns that may interfere with optimal health and well-being.
  2. Describe current evidence-based nutrient and supplement recommendations and their impact on healing and inflammation.
  3. Provide recommendations on nutrition to optimize rehabilitation protocols and recovery from injury.
  4. Identify events occurring during each phase of the sleep cycle.
  5. Understand the implications of sleep loss on health.
  6. Implement a sleep screening instrument in clinical physical therapy practice.
  7. Understand of the physiology underlying the effectiveness of blood fl ow restriction.
  8. Identify populations with whom to consider the use of blood fl ow restriction.
  9. Appropriately prescribe blood fl ow restriction with resistance exercise based on current evidence.

  • Current Trends in Nutrition and Supplementation with Relevance to the Physical Therapist
    Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • Let Me Sleep On It: Sleep for Healthy Aging and Optimal Performance
    Kristinn I. Heinrichs, PhD, PT, NCS, SCS, ATC; Melanie M. Weller, MPT, OCS, CEEAA, ATC
  • Blood Flow Restricted Exercise: Physical Therapy Patient Management Using Current Evidence
    Johnny G. Owens, MPT; Luke Hughes, PhD; Stephen Patterson, PhD
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