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September 10-11, 2016 Detroit , MI

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

September 10-11, 2016 Minneapolis , MN

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

September 10-11, 2016 Chicago , IL

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

September 17-18, 2016 Boston , MA

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

September 17-18, 2016 Helena , MT

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

September 24-25, 2016 Worcester , MA

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

September 24-25, 2016 Seattle , WA

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

September 30, 2016 to October 1, 2016 St. Louis , MO

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

October 1-2, 2016 St. Albans , VT

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

October 7-8, 2016 Lincoln , NE

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

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This past weekend confirmed once again that "PRI Integration for the Home" is ONE OF OUR BEST KEPT SECRETS! This was the first time we presented all of our new updated exercise techniques and let me just say they were very well received. The seated and standing techniques for securing a three dimentional Zone of Apposition were an awesome segway into the frontal plane abdominal wall techniques that secured the lower thorax so the upper thorax could counter rotate properly in both directions for dynamic gait and balanced ADL function. The left Serratus Anterior was employed together with the left Internal Oblique and Transverse Abdominus to realign the left half of the diaphragm so the patients could move freely in all three planes. The standing resisted hamstring techniques and the standing resisted adductor techniques were powerful exercises that literally all class attendees were able to feel working in the lab, which isn't always true. They were a very integrated compliment to the seated and recliner training techniques that help begin training these early stance gait muscles. Eyes lit up as attendees realized that they could have success with gait and balance integration in standing with even the most frail geriatric patients using these techniques. One of the star attendees in the class, Mellet Romero, PT, CLT sent me some follow up thoughts on the course and also some super cool photos of an 87 year old superstar named Barbara and a beautiful 96 year old named Vera that I just had to share. Ladies, I would have never known your ages, because you both look so much younger than your age would suggest. I just hope I could ever look as beautiful and happy as you ladies look when I'm your age! Your pictures put such a smile on my face I had to share them.

"The course this past weekend was “Frontal Plane City!” We learned the role of the Frontal Plane as the bridge between Sagittal and Transverse plane in order to successfully perform Tri-planar activities. It is amazing to imagine that all daily activities such brushing your teeth, cooking or gardening require cohesion of three planes of motion in which PRI breathing is the anchor. This PRI affiliate course does not require attendees to have the 3 core courses, yet the quality of the content is hearty. I have attended about 7 courses class since 2011, yet this is the best James has explained the important role of frontal plane control on full body function for the geriatric population. This includes performance of the calcaneus for ground feedback /control, especially when the patient gets up to walk or reach. This new and improved manual is a treasure-trove full of practical PRI integrated exercises designed to be done in the home setting. For us therapists working with geriatric populations, we view our patients as athletes working on performance, but their focus is on daily living activities and improving quality of life. Thank you James for such a great course!" Mellet Romero, PT, CLT

Posted August 25, 2016 at 2:57PM by

Lincoln, Nebraska!! I came back to PRI Central to teach Myokinematic Restoration at the incredible new facility that is a marvel of architecture. With directors Jen Platt and Ron Hruska helping with my labs and Dan Houglum learning the ropes as a potential new instructor we took off on an exploratory venture of the Anterior Interior Chain! The group of attendees came from as far away as Tokyo, Japan and the experience was great!! The room was packed and the questions stacked. This was a third round with the new and improved version of Myokin and the feedback on the new format was excellent. Hold your breath because this one will finally make the concepts a bit easier to digest!!

Posted August 23, 2016 at 3:05PM by

This past weekend Chris Gaines of Performance Gaines hosted Postural Respiration in Palo Alto, CA. I taught a diverse group of PT's, D.C.'s, athletic trainers, massage therapists and sports performance professionals. The attendees came from all backgrounds and facilities ranging from private practice, professional sports teams, universities, specialties in pediatrics and the military. This was a high performance group that really "brought it" with energy, attention and loads of questions! Mr. Chris Gaines did a great job hosting. Thank you Chris!

Posted August 23, 2016 at 10:39AM by

I have the pleasure of teaching Postural Respiration at Finish Line Physical Therapy in New York City on August 13-14. I love NYC for many reasons….but no one is more hospitable than the people at Finish Line. Michael Conlon is the epitome of the word “host”. The material that I presented was the same presentation that I wrote and gave in 1995, before the Postural Restoration Institute was created. It was material based off my study of the cranium, neck and respiration. Its origional1998 PRI course name was Postural Restoration, however I renamed it Postural Respiration in 2004 because of the strong connection of respiratory influence on postural restoration. Not only do I love NYC, but I love teaching this course anywhere, especially when there are “new” PRI course attendees in the classroom. There were 23 “new” course attendees present! Explaining how “over rotation” of a set of ribs can resist movement on a transverse or frontal plane is about as wonderful as hugging my four year old grandson who lives a few blocks down from Finish Line! Thanks for bringing me to NYC…again. Oh, by the way, Dan Cerone, thank you for your feedback after the course. Not only will you “remember it forever” I will remember you as long as I have a memory.  

Posted August 23, 2016 at 9:12AM by

Allen and I enjoyed our weekend in Philadelphia at the Maplezone Sports Institute with the staff from the Training Room PT, who hosted PRI Integration for Baseball. Thank you to Rob Rabena and Jon Herting for sharing such a great facility with us and for being such great hosts. It was great to get to spend some time with an old friend Navin Hettiarachchi, and to enjoy the evening with him and Allen after the first day of the course. We took a tour of the new Philadelphia Mormon Temple and we all agreed it was a very beautiful building. Near the end of our tour we got to take our picture next to Thorvaldsen's "Christus" statue. The original stands in Copenhagen Denmark, but the statue we saw was an impressive replica and made for a great picture. Allen and Navin could not get over the fact that Jesus was standing in left AFIR with a lot of right chest wall expansion. We laughed because the most memorable part of our tour was getting our picture taken with "Left AFIR Jesus". Notre Dame and the Catholics have Touchdown Jesus and BYU and the Mormons have Left AFIR Jesus. Too funny. The second day of the baseball course was focused mostly on testing and treatment. The biggest ah-ha's seemed to come during the Quadriped TS-ST Stability Test lab. The combination of assessing lateralization, pelvic elevation and proper weight shift across the pelvis while in AFIR with contralateral trunk rotation helped attendees recognize tri planar performance deficits across the lumbo-pelvic and thoraco-abdominal core on one side of the body compared to the other. All in all, it was a great weekend of PRI principles, baseball throwing mechanics, tri-planer movement assessments and both treatment and training techniques for the baseball athlete. Thank you Philadelphia for all the fun memories.

Posted August 22, 2016 at 2:34PM by
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