Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PRI!
We will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th to celebrate the holiday with our families. We will return on Monday, November 30th.
Advanced Integration - A Comprehensive Overview of PRI Science Integrated in an Advanced Manner
Impingement & Instability-A Unique Approach to the Treatment of Common Impingement and Instability Through PRI Reference Center Integration
Impingement & Instability - A Unique Approach to the Treatment of Common Impingement and Instability Through PRI Reference Center Integration
PRI Integration for Baseball - Restoring Reciprocal Performance in the Patterned Baseball Athlete
Cervical Revolution - An Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Patterned Cervical Pathomechanics
PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player - Applying Visual Concepts in the Treatment of the Patterned Baseball Player
Myokinematic Restoration - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Lumbo-Pelvic-Femoral Pathomechanics
An Integrated Treatment Approach Using Water for Neurodynamic Sensory Repatterning
Postural Respiration - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics
A big thank you to Lonnie, Jeff, Thomas and everyone at the Cleveland Indians organization for being such generous hosts this weekend. Arranging to feed the entire course a great breakfast and a great lunch in their dining facilities on both days was going above and beyond the call of duty. The food and kindness they shared with us added to the world-class hospitality PRI has come to appreciate from the Cleveland Indians.
I discussed the rib cage mechanics and also the pelvic and hip mechanics needed to correctly move the human body through both the early stance and late stance phases of normal gait and then Allen applied these gait principles to the art of understanding pitching and hitting mechanics for a right and left hander. The slow motion video analysis helped attendees analyze movement and sequencing faults that begin to unfold during the very important Stride to Cocking phases of pitching and then to understand how these problems can influence later phase baseball performance. The connection between these early phase problems and problems that show up later during Acceleration, Deceleration and Follow-through were discussed in great detail.
Allen went on to do a great job helping the group understand how alternating reciprocal shoulder, arm, and wrist movement in three planes drives alternating reciprocal thorax and rib cage movement for baseball performance. The group was able to take what they already understand about pitching and hitting and expand upon it as they analyzed dynamic rib cage and thorax posture. Its always amazing to see a group of seasoned baseball professionals re-evaluate how they look at throwing and hitting mechanics after giving them an expanded view of the thoracic requirements and also the pelvic requirements for both the right and left handed baseball athlete.
My how time flies! I cannot believe as I sit here and reflect upon my weekend in Greenville, SC that my teaching schedule for 2015 is now over. Each course I taught this year was so great! Each class had its own personality and this one was no exception. The energy was great and the enthusiasm for learning PRI was alive and well.
A special moment for me was when course attendee Ward Daron approached me at the first break to tell me he is good friends with Erik Witvrouw. Erik as most of you know is a researcher that does amazing research that supports the science of PRI.
How fun for me!
Greenville course attendees were 80% newbies and I of course love the challenge of shifting their minds to the world of neuro-mechanics vs. arthrokinematics.
I work hard as a Faculty member to help bring my newbies into the world of PRI and help them too evolve in their clinical practice like I did many years ago. I will never forget the day I met Ron Hruska. I am humbled to teach his powerful body of work. I now look forward to a nice rest and celebrating the Holidays with family and friends. To all I brought into the #PRInation in 2015, congratulations on the start of your PRI journey! Hope to see y’all at future courses!
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