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Welcome to the Postural Restoration Community! This is where you will read the latest industry news, hear about upcoming events, find helpful deadline reminders, and view a plethora of additional resources regarding our techniques and curriculum. The great part about it is--not only can you can view the entries we post, you can also post about the things that matter to you. Did you find an interesting article about a technique you learned in one of your courses? Do you have a patient case study you want to share with other professionals? Simply click "Submit an Entry" and follow the easy steps towards getting your information published in the PRI Community!

New York City!!! Broadway musicals, Fifth Avenue, Lady Liberty and Finish Line Physical Therapy!!! I was there to teach Impingement & Instability and Michael Conlon PT saw to it that we were well taken care of. I&I is one of those classes from which many clinicians run but that was not the case since we had almost 50 professionals present on that great weekend. It was so nice to see Alicia Ferriere DPT. She is such a wonderful host who, together with the rest of the gang at Finish Line were enthusiastic attendees. I honestly look forward to seeing Alicia at certification in Lincoln, NE this December. I love the emphasis on neurology in I&I and the attendees in the course began to see that resolving various orthopedic issues must take a neurological approach. Consider that nearly all issues of impingement are really occurring by choice! Shocking eh? Want to hear more? Join me or Ron Hruska or James Anderson and buckle up for a deep dive into the rabbit hole! See you soon!!!

Posted August 18, 2017 at 8:59AM
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The University of Louisville Athletic Center has an energy that just motivates you to want to perform. Home of the Cardinal's, the athletic staff including Teena Murray, Sean Smith, Chris Hays and the rest of the U of L athletics staff hosted Postural Respiration last weekend. Many thanks for the Louisville staff for hosting PRI. This was a group that was heavily weighted with strength and conditioning professionals not only from Louisville but from nearby training facilities as well. There were several DPT's and PT's that work in a hospital setting or private practice. Sarah Martin, DPT, PhD was lab assistant and was critical in making this weekend a success. One of the participants, Molly Binetti, works with Louisville Women's Volleyball and Superior T-4 Syndrome was a critical topic for her athletes as well as for Josh Kesel who is a strength coach for his pitching and performance practice for baseball pitchers. TOS, or thoracic outlet syndrome, was discussed regarding high performance athletes who compensate with scalenes and are prone to Superior T-4 Syndrome. One of the demonstrations of the manual Superior T-4 technique, to determine if Superior T-4 Syndrome exists, was performed for the group to see if a left apical chest wall deficit as opposed to the right existed. Left apical expansion was limited and a Right Subclavius Myosseous Restorative Technique to restore normal BC chamber function was provided with all PRI tests becoming neutral after this technique was provided. This individual in lab could have not been a better subject and it is always a welcomed outcome for the instructor! Even though this was a Postural Respiration course, PEC issues were discussed in detail for performance athletes and Mike Cantrell's article on Inferior T-8 syndrome is a must read for everyone. There are always PEC's who love extension for performance and one of the attendees benefited from a two person Infraclavicular Pump performed by Sarah Martin and I.

Posted August 16, 2017 at 10:14AM

We are excited to announce the release of our newest Myokinematic Restoration online home study course! Ron Hruska, MPA, PT is the instructor for the newest version of this course, which has over 15 hours of content. Over the past year, our faculty and staff worked together to update the structure and flow of this course. The core material has not changed, however the layout of the course manual and how the material is presented has been updated based on your feedback. More detailed treatment algorithms for non-pathological Left AIC and pathological Left AIC patterned individuals are now included, along with Myokinematic Restoration Inhibition program considerations. We hope you enjoy the update!

If you completed the Myokinematic Restoration online home study course between January 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017, we would like to offer you 2 weeks complimentary access to this newer version. Please contact us to receive your complimentary access (you will not receive additional CEUs).  

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Posted August 7, 2017 at 10:24AM
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As we approach the upcoming application deadline for our Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) credentialing program, we are excited to announce that we have added additional eligible certifications. PRT credentialing was established in 2011 for Athletic Trainers (with Certification through the BOC), Strength and Conditioning Coaches (with CSCS Certification through the NSCA or SCCC Certification through the CSCCa) 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.

Annually, the PRI Board of Directors reviews certifications, evaluating their post-secondary education requirements, scope of practice standards, and continuing education requirements, in consideration for eligibility for our PRT credentialing program. Two years ago, Athletic Therapists (with Certification through the CATA) were added to the list of eligible candidates. Now eligible to apply for PRT: Certified Exercise Physiologists, Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologists, and Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists (with Certification through the ACSM).

Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) applications are due annually on October 15th, and our next testing program will take place on January 8-9th, following the Impingement & Instability course in Lincoln. If you have any questions about the PRT application or testing process, please contact Jen.

Posted August 4, 2017 at 2:33PM

James and I had an awesome weekend in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, NC this past weekend teaching PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement. The course was well represented with both attendees that never had attended a PRI course and others that were PRC/PRT certified. We had multiple states in attendance as well as sports medicine professionals from Japan, Australian, and Switzerland! Thank you all who traveled in and a special thank you to Alain Aguilar and Nina Walker and the UNC Sports Medicine Team and Ryan Holleman for Hosting! Amazing host site and our hosts’ attention to detail helped us and all the attendees was spot on to help make it an enjoyable weekend.

The PRI Fitness and Movement course is a jammed packed course committed to give the industry a fresh look at core performance strategies and help professionals understand key biomechanical relationships needed to coordinate core muscles and mechanics in various symmetrical and asymmetrical movement patterns. Our coordinated mobility with the diaphragm and thoracic posture is key to understand how some of the largest and powerful muscles in our human system work. These principles help us ground our systems to sense position to load with empowered core relationships and coordinate extensor strategies to optimize compound ground based training.  We want to encourage people to move often, move well, and maintain key mechanical relationships to breathe, rest, and rotate in their training. 

Four more host courses still available in 2017: Omaha in August, Denver in September, Minneapolis in October, and Frederick, MD in November. 

Posted July 31, 2017 at 9:02AM
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Ron Hruska will be presenting at the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD) Annual Meeting pre-conference workshop in Puerto Rico, on September 13, 2017. The pre-conference workshop titled "A Collaborative Approach to Restoration of Airway, Posture and Breathing" will include Greg Johnson, Brad Gilden and Ron Hruska.

Synopsis of Ron's Workshop Presentation (4 Hours)
Pharyngeal airway volume, facial-skeletal asymmetries, maxillary or mandibular retrognathic occlusion and cranio-verticality usually correspond with functional patterns of prevalent lateral vertical cervical posture, lateral biased forward cervical posture and lateral trusive mandibular passive rest position and functional activity. A review of the literature will result in very little evidence suggesting that these prevalent patterns of hemi-diaphragmatic respiration, unilateral function of the cranium, mandible and cervical complex can contribute to overall airway, oro-pharyngeal, or cranial expansion. Yet the evidence of predominance and prevalence of unilateral cervical dysfunction, thoracic curvature of the spine (scoliosis) and eye dominance as related to temporal mandibular dysfunction and pain is overwhelming.

Based on his experience working directly with dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, speech therapists, audiologists, physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning specialists over the last 27 years, he will share his observations and treatment intervention recommendations as they relate to patients who are experiencing symptoms related to predictable and prevalent integrated thoracic, cervical and cranial lateralized function and torsion. An overview of cervical position will be given as it relates to the most common patterns of the cranium and mandibular function. Guidelines implementing the dentist, physical or occupational therapist, and possibly optometrist will be provided to establish acceptable maxillary and mandibular myosseous and occlusal function. Osteopathic considerations and concepts will help support the foundation for this integrative model that is presently being implemented by many nationally and internationally Postural Restoration Institute® educated health care professionals and dentists.

CLICK HERE for more information on the AAPMD Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico. If you are interested in attending this pre-conference workshop, anybody that signs up for the pre-conference will receive $150 off the conference fee. The discount code is: WORKSHOP

Posted July 26, 2017 at 1:53PM

Myokinematic Restoration- (Beaverton Oregon) A beautiful weekend in lush green Beaverton, a southwestern suburb of Portland, one of my favorite cities. A big thank you to Isaac Coward, DPT at ATI Physical Therapy for being such a helpful and gracious host. Also thank you Tina Heiser, PT, PRC for helping me out as lab assistant once again. Its always great to have such a great colleague in attendance in an introductory course like this to assist in the lab and to help answer questions. You were great.

Its so rewarding to have such a diverse group from so many different areas up and down the west coast. Thank you Mayami Oyanagi, MSPT, OCS for coming up from Los Angeles to spend the weekend with us. What's most impressive is that you just returned from traveling all the way to Boston to attend the Pelvis Restoration Course with Jesse Ham, PT, PRC and are so committed to putting it all together. You're doing a great job with things. Thank you Tyler Wall, CSCS, Sarah Pfau, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, and Jason Butler, CSCS for following up on your PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement experience by driving down from Kinetic Sports Rehab in Seattle to take this course. I enjoyed eating Mediterranean with you guys and talking shop on Saturday evening. I think we solved a few of the world's problems together.

Thank you Taylor Wade, MS, LAT, ATC for traveling up from Tucson to get insights on how to make Canyon Ranch Health Resort a better place to be. Don't forget to take my advice on the Cafe Poca Cosa. You won't regret it. Thank you John Ursone, MS, ATC, CSCS for coming up from the San Francisco Bay Area to be with us. I think this information will help you better collaborate with our friend Ryan Holleman, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, CES when he gets out west to Santa Clara University. You guys will be a great team. And a big thank you to an old friend Alex De La Paz, PT, DPT, ITPT and his brand new fiancé Kelly Lindstrom, DPT, COMT, CSCS for making sure I had what I needed to make my stay in Beaverton awesome. Congrats on the engagement and yes I think you're right Alex, Kelly is picking up on all of this a lot faster than you did. She's going to be great.

Many people in the course had previously attended the Myokinematic Restoration Course, but were really excited about the changes made last year when the institute updated the course. They thought the new clinical ideas, the updated clinical progressions, the treatment flow sheet and the overall organization of this updated course were really helpful. Thank you to Kelly Lindstrom for being our clinical example to demonstrate treatment for a pathological left hip patient. You picked up on the details of getting your body into left AFIR with properly coordinated left FAIR to build the components of left mid stance as well or better than most first time attendees. Be kind to Mr. Alex when it hurts his feelings that you pick up on the delivery of patient care faster than he did :)

Overall a super weekend with a super group of professionals. I never have enough space to mention everyone I'd like to, but know that it was great having you all there and that we appreciate the sacrifice and effort required to have you in attendance with us.

Posted July 26, 2017 at 1:53PM

During my work with Elizabeth Caughey DDS in our Integrative Postural Therapy business, we have noticed a consistent finding in many of our patients.  In isolation it was interesting but when we began to juxtapose our findings with other research and with the foundational work done by James Anderson MPT, PRC we considered these findings much more important.  The following white paper is a summary of those findings. Enjoy!

READ HERE

Posted July 20, 2017 at 2:54PM

Summer is nearly half over, which means Fall is quickly approaching, and PRC applications will be due soon! Reminder that the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) credentialing program deadline is September 15th. The PRC credentialing program is limited to the first 30 applicants each year. Two copies of each application (including full text of the articles used in the article review portion) must be mailed to PRI, and received no later than September 15th to be considered for testing this December. Please be sure that all items on the PRC application checklist are submitted. Please note that the PRC application is updated each year, so please print the most up to date application. To print an application, CLICK HERE!

PRC testing is scheduled for December 11-12th (following the four day Advanced Integration course) in Lincoln, NE.

*International clinicians who are interested in applying should contact me ASAP, as additional educational information must be submitted by August 1st (extended from July 15th) for review and approval by the PRI Board of Directors to determine eligibility for the PRC credentialing program.

Are you planning to apply this year? If so, please let me know! Also, if you are preparing your application, and have any questions, please call or email me!

Posted July 18, 2017 at 9:14AM

Last weekend I had my first opportunity to speak to a group of movement professionals in the Behrakis Building at Northeastern University. Katie Delude and the team at Northeastern came highly regarded, and I learned why. Katie covered the lead role, Mike helped me with wifi codes and Kyle with integrating into the projector and sound. Thanks to the Northwestern team for pitching in!

This weekend was a rather large group of folks ranging from CSCS to LMT, to ATC to PT to SPT and strength coach, so I was blessed to have high quality lab instructors during our many lab sessions--hats off to Anita Furbush PT, PRC, Michael Mullin ATC, PTA, PRC and Donna Behr, DPT, PRC for giving us 'numbas' as instructors during lab. Great focus from both the class and the PRC instructors during lab time!

This weekend we discussed the inlet and outlet of the pelvis from many perspectives, the engineer and the welder perspectives in particular, as both have merit. "Best to be both" as contemporary movement science is concerned in relation to application integration of inlet and outlet position, stability and dynamic functional ability.

Thank you Benjamin Abbott, Sam Hammer, Edilio Flores, Payal Patel, Meghan Johnson, Adam "Slippery" Babcock, Katelyn Yerardi among others for their volunteering during various different components of lab time. Being able to watch and sense the course material makes the whole experience notably more effective on several fronts. To Michael Camporini, Joseph Erdos, Lori Rose and many others, thank you for your engaging, timely questions about varying components of the course as we covered rich content.

A lively group of engaging and passionate movement professionals made last weekend in Beantown at Northeastern noteworthy. High quality across the board!

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