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February 13-14, 2016 Fort Collins , CO

Restoring Function Through Respiration and Alternating Reciprocal Movement

February 14-15, 2016 Salem , OR

Cervical Revolution - An Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Patterned Cervical Pathomechanics

February 19-20, 2016 St. Louis , MO

Postural-Visual Integration - A Neurological Intervention for Embedded Postural Patterns

February 20-21, 2016 Charlotte , NC

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

February 20-21, 2016 Seattle , WA

PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement - Restoring Tri-Planar Performance Through Respiration and Alternating Reciprocal Activity

February 20-21, 2016 San Diego , CA

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

February 27-28, 2016 Richmond , VA

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

February 27-28, 2016 Overland Park , KS

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

February 27-28, 2016 Chicago , IL

PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement - Restoring Tri-Planar Performance Through Respiration and Alternating Reciprocal Activity

March 5-6, 2016 Columbus , OH

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

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We had 45 attendees at Pelvis Restoration this past weekend in Quincy, IL.  This course really gets into the “details” of tri-planar activity of AFIR and AFER of the pelvic inlet and outlet.  I felt the participants gained an understanding of how PRI tests can assist them with selecting the best activity to assist with inhibition and neuro-motor retraining for reciprocal and/or alternating function for their patient.  A big shout out to Natalie and the Advanced Physical Therapy crew for hosting this past weekend your passion for patient excellence is palpable.  Also, thanks Lori Brinkman and Nancy Hammond for being awesome lab assistants.

Posted February 5, 2016 at 3:35PM by
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Enjoyed a beautiful weekend on the East Coast of Florida with David Donatucci and the awesome staff at the Florida Institute of Performance. It's always a blessing to be able to enter the world of Athletic Performance Training and collaborate with some of the best out there. David, we're impressed with your program and especially impressed with how well you treated us as guests in your facility. Thank you. 

Also, a big thank you to Karen Hoyt, PT, ATC, PRC for spending the weekend with us and working with the group as my lab assistant. You're one of the PRI pioneers in Florida and a great example to a growing body of clinicians as the first PRC in the state.

The word of the weekend was fundamentals. Fundamentals of rib mechanics, fundamentals of breathing, fundamentals of patterned body postures and fundamentals of inhibition and restoration. We stayed focused on the basic principles that drive PRI thorax evaluation and treatment and used repetition and analogy to keep things clear. 

George, it was an honor to have you join us for this course with some of your staff and to go beyond just golf and talk about baseball performance considerations. I loved how you kept it practical for us when you asked what we could do with a baseball athlete when you only had a few minutes prior to performance. Thanks for jumping up on the demo table and letting me show you and the group the power of rib internal rotation and reducing hyperinflation. I do indeed think you looked 10 years younger after the treatment. #fightingweight. 

All in all, it was a great 2 days on breathing, inhibition and biological performance across the thorax. Thanks again for your strong interest as a group in the fundamental principles of this institute. We were really honored to be there. 


 

Posted February 5, 2016 at 3:12PM by
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There are two beautiful PRI Aquatic pools laying in the Essex Physical Therapy building in Essex Junction, Vermont. I am so grateful for Estelle LeClair opening her Aquatic Center up for us on Saturday and Sunday last week and for hosting the first PRI Aquatics course. A number of Hruska Clinic and PRI Vision co-workers joined me and other course attendees interested in PRI Aquatic theory, science and application. The first day was entirely devoted to the hydrodynamic influences on motor attention, sensory-motor planning and upright performance as provided by the PRIORI pool stations. Applying PRI Aquatic concepts and PRI Non-Manual techniques to conventional pool designs and programs was so enjoyable and very helpful to those who attended and filled out an evaluation on the course. Overview of the PRISM pool science as related to patterned forward locomotion took place on the second day.  All course attendees had an opportunity to experience sequential, segmental flow and sensorial based outcomes from each pool and station, or chamber. It was so rewarding to get back into these pools and experience something that is not felt without this type of flow and directed water to integrate and redirect and readapt. On a personal note, my son, RJ felt his left abdominal obliques for the first time, while experiencing directed water flow to references that were programmed in the Hip Lounge station. He works out on dry land on a regular basis and has difficulty sensing and experiencing specific ab wall contraction. So cool.....Hopefully, in 2017 we will do this again at the IMPACT Physical Medicine and Prism Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, MN!

Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:21PM by
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ATLANTA!!!  Finally!!!  Georgia hosts the first PRI course in history.  Granted, I have hosted courses in my clinic here in the Peach State before but this was different.  This Myokinematics course was hosted by a totally separate organization. I'd like to thank Liz Billeter DPT of Sovereign Physical Therapy for being such a great host and Alan Grodin PT, MTC for sending his troops to this first installment of their PRI journey.  We had a great time in spite of the crazy weather and I had a lot of fun with this outstanding group.  Thanks Eric Oetter SPT for lab assisting and a special thanks to Adrian Baker DPT, PRC for her behind the scenes work and lab assisting.  The two of you are very special to me.  Here's to another Atlanta course soon!!!! 

Posted January 29, 2016 at 4:12PM by
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Improper shoe wear can quickly defeat a PRI program. Conversely the correct shoe wear can have dramatic positive effect on a program.  Whether the patient needs more control of their heel bone and midfoot, or sensory guidance for proper gait mechanics, or cushion to sense the foot's impact on thier body, the correct shoe can make all the difference.  The inability to “sense” the floor makes it a challenge for a PRI therapist to successfully progress their PRI program. This is often caused by compensation from faulty foot mechanics and improper shoe wear. The ability to “sense” the floor and move with appropriate patterns of muscle activity is enhanced when proper footwear is provided to allow adequate support to obtain a functional position. The Hruska Clinic® recommended shoe list is reviewed and updated annually to provide individuals with choices of shoes that promote a successful PRI integrative program. 

Click HERE to view the Hruska Clinic's 2016 Shoe List

Posted January 26, 2016 at 4:49PM by

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