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Augmenting Bone Healing Using Blood Flow Restriction Training

presented by Ed Le Cara, DC, PhD, MBA, ATC, CSCS

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Financial— Ed Le Cara is the co-owner, Body Lounge Park Cities (Dallas, TX). He is also the Director of Education, Smart Tools Plus (Cleveland, OH) and an Adjunct Professor, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 37 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

Fractures and bone conditions like osteoporosis can be treated using blood flow restriction training (BFRT). In this course, the proposed mechanisms and protocols for helping patients with bone conditions heal faster will be introduced. This course is intended for practitioners of all types.

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Ed Le Cara, DC, PhD, MBA, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Le Cara has been a strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainer, and chiropractor for more than 20 years. He holds a PhD in athletic training and is board certified in both sports medicine and rehabilitation. He currently co-owns a boutique multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Dallas, Texas--Body Lounge Park Cities--where he treats patients full-time.…

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1. Mechanisms of Bone Healing

Understanding how active therapy can be one of the most effective ways to modulate pain for patients helps justify the use of therapeutic exercise in the early stage of injury. Helping patients deal with pain through exercise can help alleviate the need for opioids or other forms of prescription medications.

2. Wolff’s Law and Creating Mechanical Strain

This chapter will demonstrate how active therapy can be one of the most effective ways to help bone healing and can justify the use of therapeutic exercise in the early stage of injury. Wolff’s law, describing how stressing bone creates an environment of stronger bone, will be discussed. Learning how to use BFRT to lightly stress bone to help the healing process will be presented.

3. Case Study for Osteoporosis

In Chapter 3, a case study and demonstration for treating osteoporosis is presented.

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