Coronavirus / COVID 19 Update (Last Updated November 14, 2022)

Please read our updated COVID Safety Measures if you are planning to attend a live course (in-person), to learn more about the safety measures that are still in effect. You will be informed via email if you are attending a course at a location that has a mask mandate in effect. Currently, Lancaster county in Nebraska DOES NOT have a mask mandate in effect, therefore masks are optional when attending courses at the Postural Restoration Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska. All live stream courses are held in Lincoln, NE and have limited seating available for live (in-person) attendees. Please visit each course page for the full schedule of live (in-person) and live stream courses. We make decisions regarding the cancellation of future courses no later than the 4 week deadline. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly at 888-691-4583. We also have online home study courses available for all three primary courses. Live stream courses are limited to 100 attendees on Zoom. *Please note that all 2023 two-day live stream courses will be held on Friday and Saturday. Upcoming live stream (with limited in-person attendance) courses for 2022 and 2023 are listed below.

2022 Live Stream Courses:
Forward Locomotor Movement - December 2-3rd (Fri/Sat)
Advanced Integration - December 8-11th

2023 Live Stream Courses:
Impingement & Instability - January 6-7th (Fri/Sat)
Human Evolution - January 20th-21st (Fri/Sat)
Primary Non-Manual Techniques Workshop - February 3-4th (Fri/Sat)
Pelvis Restoration - February 10-11th (Fri/Sat)
Cervical Revolution - February 24-25th (Fri/Sat)
Cranial Resolution - March 17-18th (Fri/Sat)
Myokinematic Restoraion - March 24-25th (Fri/Sat)
Occlusal Cervical Restoration - April 21st-22nd (Fri/Sat)
Postural Respiration - April 28-29th (Fri/Sat)
Forward Locomotor Movement - May 5-6th (Fri/Sat)
Occlusal Cervical Restoration - July 14-15th (Fri/Sat)
Myokinematic Restoraion - August 11-12th (Fri/Sat)
Voice Box Resonation - August 18-19th (Fri/Sat)
Impingement & Instability - August 25-26th (Fri/Sat)
Cervical Revolution - September 8-9th (Fri/Sat)
Occlusal Cervical Restoration - October 6-7th (Fri/Sat)
Pelvis Restoration - October 13-14th (Fri/Sat)
Postural Respiration - October 27-28th (Fri/Sat)
Forward Locomotor Movement - November 3rd-4th (Fri/Sat)
Advanced Integration - December 7-10th (Fri/Sat)

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As the temperatures were dropping in Lincoln this weekend so were the femurs on the infamous Hruska Adduction Drop Test. We warmed up quickly in lab restoring patterned pelvis’ to neutral. The attendees learned the value of this test in order to identify the position of the pelvis and to confirm the Left AIC pattern was present. About half of the group of ATCs in attendance worked in the MLB/MiLB and pro soccer worlds so we discussed Myokinematic Restoration treatment and how to implement it within training sessions. Getting our patients the 4 Rs: reposition, retrain, reciprocate, and REST is the ultimate goal when utilizing these myokinematic restoration principles and programs!

Posted December 1, 2022 at 2:00PM by
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If there is one thing that is consistent in Chicago, it's the rapidly changing weather. With temperatures dropping 30 to 40 degrees in two days, it is a harsh reminder that winter is coming, sooner than later.  

Change is constant and often beneficial. Of course, there are times in which change is bad, but a change in seasons is a good thing in this part of the country. And a change in the body is, more often than not, just what the body needs as well. That was the backdrop for Myokinematic Restoration in Chicagoland.  

It was a great pleasure to have Craig Depperschmidt teach with me. We have known each other a long time (both of us are PRC Class of 2012), and we have co-taught this course a few times in the past. However, it was our first time doing it without also doing a live stream broadcast in Lincoln. It was a lot of fun to interact with everyone in the course as well as with each other.

Craig kicked off the weekend doing a great job of establishing the necessity of position and why position matters. As we moved onto testing for position, we were hopefully able to suggest a change to the attendee's perspective as to why the tests look the way they do given the influence of human asymmetry. As we discussed the necessity of changing the position of the pelvis and re-training the femurs, our discussion led us to the Hruska Adduction and Abduction Lift Tests and intervention. Our objective this weekend was to change pelvic position, change the job description of the femurs as necessary, and change how the body uses itself against gravity. To be a better Batman, we need to be a better Bruce Wayne.

My thanks to Sam Pare, DC, Nikki Galante, PTA, John Shostrand, Yoga Instructor, and Alexi Gniot, PTA, for spending even more time with me than they have already. We had so many great questions during the course that it is really hard to pick out a couple. It is really a sign of a great group of movement professionals that we could have such a diverse group and have such on-point questions. Thanks to Jennifer Carlotti, Jayme Keith, Cory Puyear, Jen Cohen, and Nikki Wierzbicki for letting us learn from you during demonstrations and Q&A.

It was a nice change to be able to talk about PRI with such a good group of in-person attendees. With the virtual changes we have had to push through the last few years, this was a welcome change, no doubt. I'm honored to call Craig a fellow Faculty Member of PRI. He makes all of us better.  It was a unique experience for Craig and I, and I hope it was for the attendees as well.

Posted November 29, 2022 at 10:12AM by
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Enveloped by palm trees and the salt-water aroma of the Atlantic Ocean is a gem of a clinic: Arise Center for Athletic Development, our host for Postural Respiration.
Arise was filled to capacity, evidence of the thirst for PRI in the Sunshine State. With her wedding just days away, Tia Moir was determined to put aside her pre-wedding jitters and focus instead on growing her understanding of PRI concepts. Tia, I hope your wedding day was glorious!


Postural Respiration lays the groundwork for concepts that are reinforced in every one of the Institute’s courses: the neurology of movement and the role of the thoracic diaphragm on patterned, habitual activity and our nervous system’s state of tension and twist present in all our patients-clients. Through lecture and lab, attendees gained a thorough understanding of, and experienced within themselves, the power of the hemi-diaphragm’s most important characteristic: its zone of apposition. Loss of the left hemi-diaphragm’s ZOA initiates deleterious air flow patterns and is the underpinning of movement dysfunction. Attendees learned how to coach their patients-clients through numerous non-manual techniques that place an individual in novel, biased positions and challenge the nervous system to disengage old movement patterns and replace them with healthy, efficient ones.
Post-lab comments included: “My left side feels heavier.”  “My back tension is gone.”  “I can breathe deeply again.”


It was our good fortune to have in class Amy Brown, PT, PRC. Amy assisted in lab and shared her clinical perspectives throughout the weekend. Amy is well-versed in the PRI approach and is a great resource for the Floridian contingents, especially those starting their PRI journey.


Many thanks to the team at Arise:  David Donatucci, Austin Hetzer, Jen Lewis, Mickey Massucci, and Ahmed Rashwan.  You were instrumental in providing an atmosphere of comfort with good energy and flow.  
Thank you to our models, who greatly enhanced the learning for all:  Joi Dupre, Rogelio Govea, Amy Haddad, Hugh Pun, Ahmed Rashwan, Rosaline Riuz-Go, and Brandon Van Kempen.   
Arise will host Myokinematics next year.  Faculty member Kasey Ratliff will bring her PRI prowess and clinical versatility to strengthen your PRI knowledge and understanding of how the neuromusculoskeletal system really works.

Posted November 16, 2022 at 1:46PM by
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The Big Apple!!! What an amazing weekend with the NYC Marathon and fellow PRI enthusiasts. A big shout out to Yohei at Funcphysio Physical Therapy and his staff Yoshi, Kohei, Nidhi, and Emi for hosting this past weekend.  You all are amazing and gracious hosts. I thoroughly enjoyed "coaching" this group this past weekend. The desire to learn, think out of the box, and ability to have paradigm shifts allowed for great dialogue and questions. The science of PRI fosters critical thinking and creativity in treatment of our patients. I feel not only did the new attendees, but also participants that have already attended PRI courses have a real hunger to understand and learn what the tests are showing them to make decisions with selecting PRI techniques for clinical care. The three R's were emphasized....RE-positioning to get a negative ADT test and inhibit muscle to enhance RE-training with muscle facilitation to allow the PADT and PART tests to go negative for a frontal plane pelvis so we can RE-store to alternate. Understanding of the Hruska Abduction Lift test to
assist PRI technique selection is THE play book!!!

It is a lot of information, but oh my, just like the Big Apple it can provide so many wonderful outcomes for your patients.

Posted November 14, 2022 at 3:37PM by
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It's been a great pleasure to work with Louise Kelley and Skip George as we endeavored to help the Flagship Course of PRI, Postural Respiration, become a more digestible course. It is really the foundation of the neurology behind PRI concepts as well as the link between the other Primary PRI courses and the Secondary and Tertiary courses. The goal was to help the course attendee leave with a solid understanding of the neurology behind dynamic respiration, and how to test for, and manage, patterned airflow.

It was very rewarding to have such a diverse group of attendees. We had 10 in-person, and 36 on live stream. We had chiropractors, dental hygienists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, yoga instructors, personal trainers, and a physical therapy student. This diversity led to wonderful questions and opportunities to further explain and digest concepts. The in-person group were wonderful to work with in lab, and the live stream group had several excellent questions and comments on the lab as well.

 

Hopefully the nearly two hours of explanation and discussion surrounding the R BC pattern, scapular position, why the tests look the way they do, page 44, and Superior T4 syndrome was helpful for the attendees. We were able to spend a lot of time in lab working on manual and non-manual techniques, as well as working our way through page 50 to help organize our thoughts into an organized treatment algorithm.

My thanks to Jennifer Bell, Sharee Jedlicka, Deanna Stewart, and Ryan Esdohr for your questions and help during lab. My thanks to RJ, which again did a masterful job directing our live-stream event. It was so great to get questions from Juliana Kroese, Dave (Birthday Boy) Shamash, Alan Lee, Kimberly DelVecchio, and Ivonne Gonzales while they were on live stream. Excellent questions all around!

With this course coming right before Halloween, or as my high-school aged children call it, "Free Candy Day," my holiday wish for the course attendees is that they don't find Postural Respiration spooky or haunting, but find it friendly and enchanting!

Posted November 7, 2022 at 11:47AM by
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