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During my work with Elizabeth Caughey DDS in our Integrative Postural Therapy business, we have noticed a consistent finding in many of our patients.  In isolation it was interesting but when we began to juxtapose our findings with other research and with the foundational work done by James Anderson MPT, PRC we considered these findings much more important.  The following white paper is a summary of those findings. Enjoy!

READ HERE

Posted July 20, 2017 at 2:54PM by

Summer is nearly half over, which means Fall is quickly approaching, and PRC applications will be due soon! Reminder that the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) credentialing program deadline is September 15th. The PRC credentialing program is limited to the first 30 applicants each year. Two copies of each application (including full text of the articles used in the article review portion) must be mailed to PRI, and received no later than September 15th to be considered for testing this December. Please be sure that all items on the PRC application checklist are submitted. Please note that the PRC application is updated each year, so please print the most up to date application. To print an application, CLICK HERE!

PRC testing is scheduled for December 11-12th (following the four day Advanced Integration course) in Lincoln, NE.

*International clinicians who are interested in applying should contact me ASAP, as additional educational information must be submitted by August 1st (extended from July 15th) for review and approval by the PRI Board of Directors to determine eligibility for the PRC credentialing program.

Are you planning to apply this year? If so, please let me know! Also, if you are preparing your application, and have any questions, please call or email me!

Posted July 18, 2017 at 9:14AM by

Last weekend I had my first opportunity to speak to a group of movement professionals in the Behrakis Building at Northeastern University. Katie Delude and the team at Northeastern came highly regarded, and I learned why. Katie covered the lead role, Mike helped me with wifi codes and Kyle with integrating into the projector and sound. Thanks to the Northwestern team for pitching in!

This weekend was a rather large group of folks ranging from CSCS to LMT, to ATC to PT to SPT and strength coach, so I was blessed to have high quality lab instructors during our many lab sessions--hats off to Anita Furbush PT, PRC, Michael Mullin ATC, PTA, PRC and Donna Behr, DPT, PRC for giving us 'numbas' as instructors during lab. Great focus from both the class and the PRC instructors during lab time!

This weekend we discussed the inlet and outlet of the pelvis from many perspectives, the engineer and the welder perspectives in particular, as both have merit. "Best to be both" as contemporary movement science is concerned in relation to application integration of inlet and outlet position, stability and dynamic functional ability.

Thank you Benjamin Abbott, Sam Hammer, Edilio Flores, Payal Patel, Meghan Johnson, Adam "Slippery" Babcock, Katelyn Yerardi among others for their volunteering during various different components of lab time. Being able to watch and sense the course material makes the whole experience notably more effective on several fronts. To Michael Camporini, Joseph Erdos, Lori Rose and many others, thank you for your engaging, timely questions about varying components of the course as we covered rich content.

A lively group of engaging and passionate movement professionals made last weekend in Beantown at Northeastern noteworthy. High quality across the board!

Posted July 14, 2017 at 10:20AM by

This past weekend’s Postural Respiration was held at Quinnipiac University, at the Frank Netter School of Medicine, where many of his iconic, albeit symmetrical, medical illustrations line the hallways. We had a lively mix of PTs, ATCs, and SCSs, most of whom had at least some exposure to the PRI paradigm and were eager to develop a greater understanding of the science. Mainstay characters, such as little Russian boy, Charlie, Owen, the Chain Smoker, and pec-man illustrated how loss of alternating, reciprocal movement, from improper training, incomplete integration of primitive reflexes, or habitual, uni-dimensional postures contribute to a vicious cycle of compensated, sub-optimal breathing in an attempt to get air, leading to even greater compromise in breathing. Much time was devoted to getting hands on rib cages, securing a zone on the left, and guiding air flow to allow participants to feel more optimal respiration.
Special thanks to Brijesh Patel for hosting and keeping everyone well-fed; models Brian Wolfe, James Pasquin, Matt Herhal, Andrea Goldberg, and Vasilina Sosnina-Waldron; reader Nicholas Buchta; and the A-list lab assistants Donna Behr and Miguel Aragoncillo who provided superb clinical pearls.

Posted June 30, 2017 at 8:39AM by

We are excited to announce and congratulate our second Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) Class in 2017! This was our first summer testing date, and we plan to offer this every three years, in addition to the annual January testing program. PRT is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRT application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. This past weekend, five gentleman earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Gibbie Duval and Jennifer Platt.

The Postural Restoration Institute® established this credentialing process in 2011 as a way to recognize and identify individuals with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®.  The PRT credential is available to Certified Athletic Trainers, Certified Athletic Therapists and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who have completed the course requirements, application and testing process. With the addition of this class, there are now 46 PRT professionals throughout the U.S and Internationally.

PRT credentialed athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches offer a unique approach to physical medicine and fitness called Postural Restoration®. This approach addresses underlying biomechanics which can often lead to symptoms of pain and dysfunction. All mechanical influences on the body that restrict movement and contribute to improper joint and muscle position are considered, examined, and assessed. Techniques are utilized to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Management encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.

Congratulations!

Pictured below from left to right: (Back Row) Jonathan Rowe, Gibbie Duval, Sean Light; (Front Row) Ron Hruska, Yusuke Nakayama, Jonathan Lam, Jennifer Platt and Joshua Ogden

Posted June 27, 2017 at 9:36AM by

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