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July 9-10, 2016 Boston , MA

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

July 16-17, 2016 NSW, Australia

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

July 23-24, 2016 NSW, Australia

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

July 23-24, 2016 Los Angeles , CA

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

August 6-7, 2016 Dallas , TX

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

August 6-7, 2016 Seattle , WA

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

August 12-13, 2016 Philadelphia , PA

PRI Integration for Baseball - Restoring Reciprocal Performance in the Patterned Baseball Athlete

August 13-14, 2016 New York , NY

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

August 14, 2016 Philadelphia , PA

PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player - Applying Visual Concepts in the Treatment of the Patterned Baseball Player

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Hannah and I travled to Baltimore last week for the 2016 NATA Convention. We were able to talk to over 500 ATCs! It's so exciting to see PRI grow so much in the last couple years. Many people came up to us and said they had heard about us from blogs, different confrences or videos. We look forward to continue to grow with ATCs!

Posted June 30, 2016 at 8:59AM by

Recent course question: Is the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) ever fully integrated, or is it constant presence throughout our lives?

The ATNR typically is inhibited by the age of 3.5 years. However when a lack of alternating head, trunk and appendage movement occurs, because of visual, auditory or tactile sensory orientation that reinforces homo-lateral movement, the retention of this primitive reflex can have an impact on behavioral formation of the body on rotation indefinitely.

Some of the retained symptoms include postural imbalance when the head is turned, difficulty in cross pattern movement of the trunk where one arm needs to move toward the controlled leg, hand-eye coordination difficulty over focus attention of the visual system, visual perception difficulties, cognitive learning challenges, excessive wrist and ankle tone visually on the right side, and bilateral functional integration difficulties in general.

The ATNR, like other reflexes that are considered to be associated with vision can be triggered or stimulated reflexively to some degree anytime in life when bilateral or alternating function is challenged by over referencing homo-lateral anti gravitational or positional strategies.

Posted June 29, 2016 at 1:11PM by

Nashville!   Home of the Grand Ole Opry!  I spoke at the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society annual conference, teaching Postural Respiration to PT's and ATC's.  The Gaylord Opryland Hotel was the venue and over 60 participants were on hand to hear PRI's flagship course.  The Gaylord is a palace and I was treated like a king; Especially by the host site coordinators Natalie Grant and Anita Ramsay.  Day one was spent speaking to concepts of asymmetry, polyarticular chains and the diaphragm and day two explored manual and non manual techniques for management of the professional hockey athlete.  I cannot thank enough my assistants Jamie Jaros Lochner DPT, PRC, Louise Kelly DPT, PRC and Kevin Neeld MS, CSCS, PRT for all of their valuable help they provided in labs and in Q and A.   I wouldve been totally lost without them!  I am looking forward to continuing this exploration with PHATS (pronounced P-hats) as they continue through the world of PRI.  THANKS AGAIN my close hockey friends!  

Posted June 29, 2016 at 10:12AM by
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Recently, I got to teach the PRI Fitness & Movement course to a private group of attendees. Each time I get to speak and share this information I get jazzed up.  It is exciting to hear feedback after the course! The course is very applicable and is a good course to help tie concepts of PRI together and it teaches principles to apply easily in various settings. After the course, some of the attendees comments were  "I really enjoyed the course, and it was was great information which needs to be shared with professionals working in athletic performance", "very applicable course which helped me understand how to apply PRI principles in my settings more than any other course",  "loved the discussion around breathing and gait", "totally enhanced my perspective of pillar strength and incorporating more core work into my programming". My favorite comment actually was a text message I received the next day from an attendee that said "my obliques and glutes are so sore!" - I think those are pretty good muscles to know you worked in a weekend of continuing education!
All and all, it is wonderful to help PRI nation grow and help people connect with the science better.  I felt especially good walking away from this course because this group was full of very high-level thinkers and I know they have taken A LOT of other courses! Though it was a smaller group, each attendee seemed very engaged with the material presented!
This course continues to evolve and truly gets better each time I teach it. We were able to discuss various breathing patterns and tie in important gait muscles into various upright fitness movements and continue to emphasize three dimensional training principles. 


Only 3 courses left for 2016!! Early registration for the August course at EXOS will end soon and there are some seats left! Register under Affliate Courses

Also we are looking for host sites for 2017 so let us know if you are interested! Next year we should be able to start teaching internationally! #prination #needtogetapassport 😊

Posted June 29, 2016 at 8:57AM by
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There's a change coming...

The storm of change has blown across our conference table at the Institute (as evidenced by the sea of journal articles strewn in its wake). Jen Platt, Jen Poulin and I are on a mission, and with the help of our other faculty members, we are revising and updating the Myokinematic Restoration manual, power point and class. So....hunker down and brace yourselves and when the storm passes, enjoy the blue skies, tranquil calm and fresh smells of the new and improved Myokinematic Restoration class!

Posted June 27, 2016 at 10:14AM by
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