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NATA 2024 took on New Orleans and did not disappoint! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and chatted with us! Many new to PRI and as many who have been excited to learn more or build on their prior knowledge.

Was also great to see PRTs Amos Mansfield, Jason Robey and Mark Cairns who have remained active in the Athletic Training community for so long, helping so many others along the way!

Looking forward to seeing you all next year in Orlando!

#prination
#nata2024

NATA 2024 took on New Orleans and did not disappoint! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and chatted with us! Many new to PRI and as many who have been excited to learn more or build on their prior knowledge.

Was also great to see PRTs Amos Mansfield, Jason Robey and Mark Cairns who have remained active in the Athletic Training community for so long, helping so many others along the way!

Looking forward to seeing you all next year in Orlando!

#prination
#nata2024
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Excited to be at the 75th NATA AT Expo in New Orleans!  We would love to meet you and answer any questions you have if you’re attending the convention!

And make sure to stop by booth 925 to be entered to win a FREE home study or grab some PRI swag!

Excited to be at the 75th NATA AT Expo in New Orleans! We would love to meet you and answer any questions you have if you’re attending the convention!

And make sure to stop by booth 925 to be entered to win a FREE home study or grab some PRI swag!
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The Autonomic Nervous System, and especially how it integrates with the Central Nervous System, can be a daunting topic.

This conceptual presentation, based extensively on current research, is designed to give a clinically applicable overview so that all attendees, whether dentists, movement specialists or clients, gain an understanding of:

• What tensegrity means and the interceptive role it plays in autonomic variability
• How upright humans can use phases of respiration to "tune" their autonomic state
• How functional "over tuning" (hyperinflation) may contribute to convergence (or lack of alternating lateralization in the mouth, in the body and in the brain). 

Registration for this webinar is available in our bio! The recording of this webinar will only be available to AAPMD members once completed so make sure to catch it LIVE!

The Autonomic Nervous System, and especially how it integrates with the Central Nervous System, can be a daunting topic.

This conceptual presentation, based extensively on current research, is designed to give a clinically applicable overview so that all attendees, whether dentists, movement specialists or clients, gain an understanding of:

• What tensegrity means and the interceptive role it plays in autonomic variability
• How upright humans can use phases of respiration to "tune" their autonomic state
• How functional "over tuning" (hyperinflation) may contribute to convergence (or lack of alternating lateralization in the mouth, in the body and in the brain).

Registration for this webinar is available in our bio! The recording of this webinar will only be available to AAPMD members once completed so make sure to catch it LIVE!
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Abstracts for the 2025 Interdisciplinary Studies Summit are due one month from today by July 15th!

Please consider sharing your unique experience with us all. There are SO many topics to be explored! 

More info can be found in our bio link, tickets for this event are also now available!

Abstracts for the 2025 Interdisciplinary Studies Summit are due one month from today by July 15th!

Please consider sharing your unique experience with us all. There are SO many topics to be explored!

More info can be found in our bio link, tickets for this event are also now available!
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Check out this episode of the Postural Restoration Podcast with Frank Mallon of @renaissance_pt 

From gaining confidence with your PRI practice, to sharing the science with others, AND the dedication required to build YOUR integrative team of multidisciplinary professionals, there is something for everyone!

#turnleft

Check out this episode of the Postural Restoration Podcast with Frank Mallon of @renaissance_pt

From gaining confidence with your PRI practice, to sharing the science with others, AND the dedication required to build YOUR integrative team of multidisciplinary professionals, there is something for everyone!

#turnleft
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Congratulations to the Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) Class of 2024! 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, four professionals earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Jennifer Platt and Colby Mamigonian.

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, Exercise Physiologists 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 72 PRT professionals around the globe.

Back row (L to R): Michael Zhao, Colby Mamigonian
Front row (L to R): Ron Hruska, Eric Phillips, Kasia Galica, Karla Hollan, Jennifer Platt

Congratulations to the Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) Class of 2024! 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, four professionals earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Jennifer Platt and Colby Mamigonian.

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, Exercise Physiologists 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 72 PRT professionals around the globe.

Back row (L to R): Michael Zhao, Colby Mamigonian
Front row (L to R): Ron Hruska, Eric Phillips, Kasia Galica, Karla Hollan, Jennifer Platt
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The PRI Credentialing Scholarship Deadline is approaching soon! If you are interested in applying for this FULL scholarship towards either PRC or PRT credentialing, please submit your essay by June 15th!

The PRI Credentialing Scholarship is available to candidates who may otherwise be dissuaded from applying for PRC or PRT credentialing solely by their current financial circumstances. Candidates must be eligible to submit an application for PRI Credentialing this year.

In your essay, please share your story of how you got to where you are (i.e. how you became interested in PRI, do you have any mentors or colleagues supporting you on this education journey, etc.), your current professional and financial situation, what PRI credentialing means to you, and why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please email your essay to platt.jennifer@posturalrestoration.com, no later than June 15th.

Essays will be reviewed by the Board of Directors, and the scholarship recipient will be notified by July 15th. If the recipient does not accept the scholarship and complete the credentialing application and testing that year, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate. Depending on the number of applications received this year, the Board of Directors may choose to select more than one scholarship recipient.

The PRI Credentialing Scholarship Deadline is approaching soon! If you are interested in applying for this FULL scholarship towards either PRC or PRT credentialing, please submit your essay by June 15th!

The PRI Credentialing Scholarship is available to candidates who may otherwise be dissuaded from applying for PRC or PRT credentialing solely by their current financial circumstances. Candidates must be eligible to submit an application for PRI Credentialing this year.

In your essay, please share your story of how you got to where you are (i.e. how you became interested in PRI, do you have any mentors or colleagues supporting you on this education journey, etc.), your current professional and financial situation, what PRI credentialing means to you, and why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please email your essay to platt.jennifer@posturalrestoration.com, no later than June 15th.

Essays will be reviewed by the Board of Directors, and the scholarship recipient will be notified by July 15th. If the recipient does not accept the scholarship and complete the credentialing application and testing that year, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate. Depending on the number of applications received this year, the Board of Directors may choose to select more than one scholarship recipient.
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"You're not going to need a lot of help with your myopic visual system if your ribs on both sides have the ability to move backwards!"

-Ron Hruska 

Forward Locomotor Movement 
May 17-18th

"You`re not going to need a lot of help with your myopic visual system if your ribs on both sides have the ability to move backwards!"

-Ron Hruska

Forward Locomotor Movement
May 17-18th
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It was my great pleasure to be asked back to Quincy, IL, to teach Myokinematic Restoration. They are a great group of people, and are really engaged in PRI. Most of the Myokinematic courses are filled with movement specialists who are new to the science of PRI. For this course, we only had 7 attendees who had never take a PRI course before, and several who had taken several courses. It provided a different experience for all the attendees to have so many experienced PRI practitioners attending a Primary course.
 
My thanks to Kristin Thompson, PT, for another great course. It was great to see so many attendees coming this weekend who had attended Postural Respiration last year. It was great to have our PRI Mini-Resident, @ansku.kangas helping me with the labs for this course. We were fortunate to have an entire afternoon of lab, which provided everyone with the opportunity to feel many PRI non-manual techniques in themselves. Thanks to Eann Diller, PR, Patrick Kistner, PTA, ATC, Sam Wilson, Yvonne Robison PT, and Macy Huber, PT for wonderful questions. I look forward to seeing how this developing PRI hub that is Quincy, IL, evolves over the next several years!

-Dan Houglum

It was my great pleasure to be asked back to Quincy, IL, to teach Myokinematic Restoration. They are a great group of people, and are really engaged in PRI. Most of the Myokinematic courses are filled with movement specialists who are new to the science of PRI. For this course, we only had 7 attendees who had never take a PRI course before, and several who had taken several courses. It provided a different experience for all the attendees to have so many experienced PRI practitioners attending a Primary course.

My thanks to Kristin Thompson, PT, for another great course. It was great to see so many attendees coming this weekend who had attended Postural Respiration last year. It was great to have our PRI Mini-Resident, @ansku.kangas helping me with the labs for this course. We were fortunate to have an entire afternoon of lab, which provided everyone with the opportunity to feel many PRI non-manual techniques in themselves. Thanks to Eann Diller, PR, Patrick Kistner, PTA, ATC, Sam Wilson, Yvonne Robison PT, and Macy Huber, PT for wonderful questions. I look forward to seeing how this developing PRI hub that is Quincy, IL, evolves over the next several years!

-Dan Houglum
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Excited to see the 90-90 Hemibridge with Balloon used in this double-blind study in the Journal of Women’s & Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. 

“The results of the 2-way mixed ANOVA, presented in Table 2, revealed a statistically significant (P<.00; 95% CI 2.47, 4.57) increase in the level of PFM contraction after treatment in the intervention group.”

“The results of the 2-way mixed ANOVA, for between group comparison after treatment depicted in figure 6., demonstrated a statistically significant (P=.025; 95% CI 0.51, 7.19) improvement in PFM contraction in the intervention group.”

Excited to see the 90-90 Hemibridge with Balloon used in this double-blind study in the Journal of Women’s & Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.

“The results of the 2-way mixed ANOVA, presented in Table 2, revealed a statistically significant (P<.00; 95% CI 2.47, 4.57) increase in the level of PFM contraction after treatment in the intervention group.”

“The results of the 2-way mixed ANOVA, for between group comparison after treatment depicted in figure 6., demonstrated a statistically significant (P=.025; 95% CI 0.51, 7.19) improvement in PFM contraction in the intervention group.”
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Day 2 of our inaugural PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit brought to light concepts such as,

“The Mind in the Body and the Body in the Mind”

“Psychosis or Neurosis”

“Virtual Intervention for Drug Resistant Bipolar Disorder”

“The Intersection of Postural Restoration and Nutrition”

“The Impact the Gut Microbiome can have on Physical and Mental Health”

“Applying PRI Techniques for Wheelchair and Amputee Athletes”

And our Summit concluded with a special appearance from the PRI faculty bringing us all a kinesemiotic experience we will not forget!

Thanks to,
Michael Zhao, CSCS
Robert Skip George, DC, CCSP, CSCS, PRC
Kasia Galica, CSCS, NASM CPT, RYT
Heather Carr, DPT, NTP, PRC, OCS, MTC
Taylor Boryca, PTA, PRC
Tim Dempsey, CSCS, PRT

And everyone who joined us for this event!

If you are interested in presenting at next years Summit abstracts are due by July 15th!

Day 2 of our inaugural PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit brought to light concepts such as,

“The Mind in the Body and the Body in the Mind”

“Psychosis or Neurosis”

“Virtual Intervention for Drug Resistant Bipolar Disorder”

“The Intersection of Postural Restoration and Nutrition”

“The Impact the Gut Microbiome can have on Physical and Mental Health”

“Applying PRI Techniques for Wheelchair and Amputee Athletes”

And our Summit concluded with a special appearance from the PRI faculty bringing us all a kinesemiotic experience we will not forget!

Thanks to,
Michael Zhao, CSCS
Robert Skip George, DC, CCSP, CSCS, PRC
Kasia Galica, CSCS, NASM CPT, RYT
Heather Carr, DPT, NTP, PRC, OCS, MTC
Taylor Boryca, PTA, PRC
Tim Dempsey, CSCS, PRT

And everyone who joined us for this event!

If you are interested in presenting at next years Summit abstracts are due by July 15th!
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What a fantastic inaugural Interdisciplinary Studies Summit!

We can’t wait to highlight more from last week in Lincoln!

The first day started strong with presentations from,

Amy Morris, MSPT, PRC
Molly Miller, PT, DPT, PRC
Colby Mamigonian, CSCS, PRT
Donna Behr, DPT, MS, PRC 
Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC 
Miguel Aragoncillo, CSCS, PRT

Connective tissue disorders, hypermobility, biotensegrity, integrative breathing therapy, supplemental manual techniques, and phases of sprinting and pitching, packed into our opening day!

What a fantastic inaugural Interdisciplinary Studies Summit!

We can’t wait to highlight more from last week in Lincoln!

The first day started strong with presentations from,

Amy Morris, MSPT, PRC
Molly Miller, PT, DPT, PRC
Colby Mamigonian, CSCS, PRT
Donna Behr, DPT, MS, PRC
Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC
Miguel Aragoncillo, CSCS, PRT

Connective tissue disorders, hypermobility, biotensegrity, integrative breathing therapy, supplemental manual techniques, and phases of sprinting and pitching, packed into our opening day!
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“Let’s take an outside-in approach and get the pelvis in the right biomechanical position first, before we treat a Pelvic Floor”

-Lori Thomsen

Pelvis Restoration Live Stream last weekend!

“Let’s take an outside-in approach and get the pelvis in the right biomechanical position first, before we treat a Pelvic Floor”

-Lori Thomsen

Pelvis Restoration Live Stream last weekend!
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