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April 11-12, 2015 Seattle , WA

Postural Respiration - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics.

April 16-17, 2015 Lincoln , NE

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April 25-26, 2015 Raleigh , NC

Myokinematic Restoration - An Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Patterned Lumbo-Pelvic-Femoral Pathomechanics.

April 25-26, 2015 New York , NY

Impingement & Instability - A Unique Approach to the Treatment of Common Impingement and Instability Through PRI Reference Center Integration

April 25-26, 2015 Madison , WI

Postural Respiration - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics.

April 26-27, 2015 Salem , OR

Pelvis Restoration- An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Pubo-Sacral Pathomechanics.

May 2-3, 2015 Clearwater , FL

Postural Respiration - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics.

May 2-3, 2015 Bismarck , ND

PRI Integration for the Home - Restoring Function Through Respiration and Alternating Reciprocal Movement

May 16-17, 2015 Seattle , WA

Pelvis Restoration - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Pubo-Sacral Pathomechanics

May 21-22, 2015 West Yorkshire, UK

Postural Respiration - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics

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I loved March! I have met so many new people, re-visited with people I haven't seen for years, and re-kindled passion with those that appear everywhere I turn. March started out like a lion for me. The first weekend of three in a row which 'focused' on PRI Vision at Bethesda, Maryland. I enjoyed teaching with Dr. Wise our revised Postural-Visual Integration course information and really feel that all 'eyes' were on target. We watched snow fall and periphery move us. The Point Performance team were such wonderful hosts. Thank you Erin, Joanna, Sean, Allison, Louise and Haim for being such great visionaries!

The next weekend, I traveled to my favorite Canadian city, Montreal, home of CoreXcellence. These practitioners and trainers love PRI and I loved teaching Postural Respiration with Heather Jenny. This was Heather's first opportunity to co-teach as she continues training to teach this course in the Fall, and she did a great job! It's all about the gas and these two days went by fast, because we loved talking about airflow, gas exchange and breathing in general. Don, Rich, Oz, Vito, Christopher, Ora, Leah, Jeff and Echo were awesome hosts! I have never eaten more oysters or had better food. Thank you all so much! I look forward to my next trip to your expanding company.

Chapel Hill, NC was home for me on March 14th and 15th. The staff at Advance Physical Therapy always are gracious with their time and event hosting. Susan, Lisa, Jean, Joe, and Matthew are also family to me. I really enjoyed presenting revised material on Cervical Revolution and again their input was invaluable. There were as many familiar PRI faces in the room, and it was a very humbling and emotional experience for me. Presenting this material to these guys was like coming "full circle" in my career. There was wonderful conversation as the result of having 3 dentists in the class. I would encourage any future Cervical Revolution course attendees to invite his or her local dentists, who might be interested in how occlusion can improve PRI outcomes, to also come to this particular course. The interdisciplinary interaction was awesome!

So March came in for me like a lion and is leaving me as a lamb, because I am enjoying every minute preparing for the upcoming Interdisciplinary Integration Annual Symposium that is approaching in less than 3 weeks. It will also be another highlight of my year and I encourage you to look into attending, because this year's symposium is all about our "need to succeed!" I love Spring Madness!

Posted March 30, 2015 at 8:18PM by
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Seattle, Washington (Myokinematic Restoration) "What a difference 4 years can make! It was a pleasure to return to the same Olympic Physical Therapy clinic location in Seattle, Washington where Jen Poulin and I first introduced the "PRI paradigm shift" to a much more skeptical and at times hostile crowd of manual based therapists. Jen's eyes got a little bigger as she watched my firm responses and pointed return questions to a group that was clearly not "on board" with PRI to start with. She said, "James, they're not all like this are they?" I told her no and that this group would either really take to these concepts and be amazing with it, or we'll never hear from them again. Four years later, I found myself in one of the friendliest and most supportive environments I've ever taught in, with no fewer than 4 PRI credentialed clinicians in the room and 3 others that verbalized their desire to become credentialed as soon as they possibly could. It is truly a pleasure to have such a wonderful group of people up in the beautiful Northwest so supportive of everything associated with PRI Nation. Thank you Betsy Baker-Bold for always being a gracious host, Zach Hawthorne for being an excellent lab assistant and Sayuri Abe-Hiraishi for the honor of mentoring you as you finalize preparations to take Myokinematic Restoration to Japan this summer. You'll be fantastic."

Posted March 26, 2015 at 5:43PM by
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“It doesn’t matter whether you’re an 80-year-old smoker, a 23-year-old Olympian, or a regular, fit guy-odds are the way you’re breathing right now is flooding your body with stress hormones, compromising your joints and mobility, bottlenecking your energy and undermining your performance in the gym and everyday life. Fourteen times a minute, you become a little weaker and a bit duller.

Hruska is on a mission to change that. Step one is understanding how your body is organized.”

Ron Hruska was recently interviewed by Men’s Health along with Bill Hartman and Neil Rampe discussing Postural Restoration, after Trevor Thieme, Senior Editor for Men's Health attended a Postural Respiration course last year. Topics discussed include: optimal breathing and the typical respiration patterns, asymmetry, PRI in pro baseball, and common compensations that can cause neck, back and joint pain.  

The 90/90 hip lift with balloon was shown as a way to get your diaphragm in a position to work correctly, helping you to breathe appropriately and avoid chronic stress which can increase your risk of dementia by 67%, stroke by 59% and diabetes by 45%.

“You can think of neutrality of being functionally symmetrical- the ability to shift your center of gravity from one side to the other, to breathe efficiently with both lungs, and to maintain position of your true core. “Being neutral helps everything,” says All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. “When I lift, I’m stronger. When I run, I’m faster. It allows me to fully express my power and speed.”

If you haven't already, go out and grab the April 2015 Men’s Health issue and flip to page 144 to read the article, which they refer to as the "#1 Greatest Health Tip Ever!"

Posted March 25, 2015 at 3:21PM by

Well, it was Spring in Worcester Mass this past weekend as I welcomed another group of largely “PRI newbies” to the PRINation.  The sun was shining and the dirty snow was finally melting!  These poor Northeasterner’s have endured quite the winter, but they were excited to learn about the power of a Pattern and how to integrated the world of A’s on F’s and F’s on A’s into their clinical practice settings.  Michael Roberts and his staff took very good care of me this weekend!  From Yellow VW’s, to yellow M & M’s and chair massages at the break.  These good people didn’t just drink the Kool-aid this weekend they funneled it down!  They are fired up to learn more and I personally would love to go back and teach in Worcester again!

Posted March 24, 2015 at 4:51PM by

Dr. Todd Stull is our next speaker spotlight for our upcoming Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium. Dr. Stull, founder of Inside Performance Mindroom, holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is a board certified psychiatrist in Addiction Medicine as well as General and Addiction Psychiatry. He is a former high school and college football quarterback (Hastings College) and has spent a number of years working with college athletes while serving as Consulting Sport Pyschiatrist at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Creighton Athletic Departments.

As a performance performance psychiatrist, Dr. Stull has worked with athletes, corporate executives and physicians to identify and address psychological, interpersonal and wellness needs through mental skills training. To optimize health, improve performance and managae psychiatric symptoms while operating whithin an interdisciplinary team, Dr. Stull often treats mental health and substance related problems. Here is what Dr. Stull has to say regarding his upcoming presentations at the Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium on April 16017th:

"Top performers are driven by a clear vision based on their passion, desires and strengths. Vision leads to peak performance only when aligned with supporting thoughts, emotions and behaviors. By developing mental routines, brain training skills and feedback processes, athletes and teams can successfully match their mental game to their vision. Many barriers stand in the way of peak performance – lack of confidence or emotional maturity, communication differences, relationship difficulties, mental health and substance issues, parental interference and stress. The mind-body connection is the foundation for the upcoming presentation at PRI on April 16-17, 2015.  By integrating neurobiological and psychological skills and science-based  tools, you will learn to access the power of your mind to enhance performance."

Posted March 23, 2015 at 5:08PM by
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