Posts by Jesse Ham

CMP, PRC, PRI Faculty Member

Fresh off of a weekend in Big Sky Country of western Montana! I thoroughly enjoyed the countryside and the crew that assembled to learn about triplanar AF hole control! Thank you gracious hosts Angie Robertson, Dale Koch and St. Peter's Physical Therapy for your efforts to make a great weekend of learning possible. I enjoyed this group of movement scientists, many of whom were new to the arena of PRI, as we discussed acetabulofemoral and femoroacetabular mechanics for neuro patients, high level competitive athletes and industrial athletes alike. We enjoyed a lively discussion about integration of known principles of rehab with PRI paradigm of retraining a system of movement with specific attention to identifying pathologies and applying PRI treatment paradigms to rectify them. Thank you Susan "NC" Fain and Rob "Blue Shirt" Gillespie for keeping the instructor on his toes, thank you Bob Sahli and Meg Zimmer for integrating with the group on multiple fronts. Thanks Lindsey Flint, Aric Thorne-Thomsen, Dale and Patient Paul Mann for helping model demonstration of testing and treatment techniques during lab. Stephen Dobelbower provided the coolest name to say and some great dialogue as well. So many engaging clinicians determined to learn how identify asymmetry, facilitate and integrate--thanks again Montana Myokin crew!

Posted September 23, 2016 at 3:17PM

Well Needham got Ham. I just enjoyed a weekend with a stratified group including Occupational Therapists, Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Student Physical Therapists and Strength Coaches all united as movement scientists. We spent time discussing diagnoses that reflect polyarticular chained movement patterns particular to asymmetrical acetabulofemoral joints and how they pertain to performance of athletes of all kinds. We had a thorough discussion of compensatory patterns and pathological tendencies associated with a left AIC patterned individual and developed treatment strategies to amend movement dysfunction findings from objective testing. Thank you @DanTorgersen and your team at Pure Performance Training for the use of your facility and all the accommodations therein--and Dan for your modeling skills. Thank you Tyler Tanaka for teaching us the inhibition strategy of "New Puppy Neutral", thanks Fotios Pantazis for the excellent dialogue throughout the course regarding specific intervention. Samantha Russell again wins the dedicated student award for her long trip from AK, this time even further than Dallas! Stacey Lillios, Emily Mandara, Laura Lapolla and Brandon Mcconaughey-Freeman helped the class by asking a nice variety clinically relevant questions; thanks @JasonDBryne for showing up to DO WORK in the arena of myokinematics and keeping the discussion humorous. Though @JoshO_PRC was not present, there was amazing hair represented by @MUSCLE5Marinara, Pure Performance's own Michale Campanella. And, while also not present, thanks @mjmatc Michael Mullin who has helped further interest in PRI in the greater Northeast as much as anyone. Thanks Ian Funk for thoughtful contribution on PR principles and for having a sweet last name. Thanks Callie Effland, Lucia Sloan and Ricky Sirois for aiding learning by volunteering for lab demonstration. Lastly, thanks to the Needham hub who served as lab assistant, Donna Behr from Donna Behr Physical Therapy who is a good friend, great host and will soon be the featured interview here on the PRI website! Thoroughly enjoyed my time with some wicked smart movement scientists in the northeast!

Posted August 30, 2016 at 7:00PM

Last weekend I was welcomed in to the Herbert L. Cushing Coliseum by Scott Unruh and Kathy Denning at the Athletic Training Lab. I enjoyed learning about the history and future of athletic education in at UNK as well as working with an enthusiastic group of learners engaged in the science of Pelvis Restoration.

We had an engaged discussion regarding pelvis inhibition as it relates to integration of lower extremities as it relates to a thoracic cage and discussed some key principles of speeding a pelvis treatment paradigm with the consistent use of PRI objective testing. It was my pleasure to meet Stuart Nichols, ATC, a long time friend of our science and helpful agent during the class--we all felt safer with our friendly bouncer on hand! Scott Woodward, PT, ATC and Julie Woodward, PT (day one favorite shirt) along with Jena Christo, PTA and 'young Michelle' Brabec, PTA were among the motivated learners first introduced to the science of PRI last weekend.

Thoughtful questions and spirited involvement was prominent throughout the course. Thank you 'experienced Michelle' Spicka, DPT for your contributions and clinically relevant information about the populations you see. Gail McCorkindale, PT, DPT, ATC and Aaron Wenburg DPT, SCS, CSCS were front row clinicians who brought their A-game to the Pelvis Restoration plate this weekend. Great appreciation for Michael Short, DPT from Ortho Advantage in Dayton, OH for making the trek to Nebraska after learning about PRI in search of treatment techniques on the mystical intertron! Great to meet you and enjoyed your sense of humor throughout the course. Christopher Steege, PT was a champion of attention to detail of each quadrant of facilitation and a fine trivia aficionado in addition! Jed Mazion, SPT, CSCS and Rob Lynde, DPT provided important feedback with integrated thought and kept the speaker on his toes!

Thank you "lights out Wendy" Rickard, DPT for your help and again Scott "inverse truth" Unruh and Kathy Denning for being such gracious hosts! Pelvis Restoration at UNK with this crew was a blast--hope to see each of you down the line!

Quick shout out to the Holiday Inn on 2nd Avenue--fastest indoor waterslide I've been down!

Thank you Jason Robey MS, LAT, ATC, PRT and the University of Miami for hosting Pelvis Restoration last weekend at the Bank United Center.  A good mix of ATC, PT, CMT, DC, and strength coach populations were present for our discussion of the power generated when we properly position and operate a pelvis. 

There were great questions and lively discussions about the role an inlet and outlet of the pelvis has with regard to integrating lower extremities with an appropriately positioned thorax. We discussed how to understand clinically relevant interventions for athletes of all ages and capacities as well as how a thoracic and pelvic diaphragm positioned with appropriate inhibitory techniques is paramount for purposeful movement in and out of the arenas of competitive sport.

Thanks again for being an engaging group, and thanks again Jason for your help making this past weekend a Pelvis Restoration learning success! 

Many thanks to Lori Strobl, Shawn Van Decker and the Bon Secours Physical Therapy department for allowing us to use their gorgeous facility where we enjoyed a beautiful weekend learning the science of Pelvis Restoration. We learned about four quadrants of the inlet and the outlet of the pelvis, how to use our objective tests to engage in an efficient inhibition and facilitation treatment algorithm for the pelvis. I enjoyed the discussion about teaching clients how to go beyond neutral into frontal plane control of a pelvis stance and bounce between left and right stance. From new PRI folks to seasoned vets of the PRI paradigm, we had a good dialogue and a first rate course attendance. Virginia truly is for lovers--what a loving group that made this weekend a joy to be a part of!  Thanks again to each! 

Posted March 3, 2016 at 4:22PM
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I just returned from our largest state, where I thoroughly enjoyed my time with a group of energetic learners.  Joy, Katie and Tracey at The Physical Therapy Place were tremendous hosts on all fronts!  This class had a great discussion about integration of femurs and a thorax by way of establishing frontal plane control of the inlet and outlet of the pelvis for our clients in various settings.  Control the pillars, inhibition tools plus integration atop said inhibition were a couple of the topics we enjoyed discussing as part of this course.  There were so many people who I enjoyed the process with this weekend!  Thank you Alaska folks for proving to be a very inviting group of learners for this instructor from the “outside!”  

Posted November 18, 2015 at 4:28PM
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Wrapped up a weekend in Columbus, Ohio the heart of Ohio State University nation to discuss Pelvis Restoration as a part of PRI Nation.  I really enjoyed getting to know this group of clinicians and coaches as we focused on functional application of utilizing this treatment paradigm with their athletes of all ages.  Great questions and discussions from an attentive, group of learners from many walks about ability to bounce, to be able to integrate a pattern with inlet and outlet positions being a key to said integration of a system.  Many thanks to Chris and Brittany for your help with host responsibilities, to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for letting us utilize their massive, gorgeous Sports Med facility and to all the participants who engaged throughout the weekend!  

Posted November 4, 2015 at 8:57PM
Categories: Courses

Just finished up a weekend spent with a respectful, attentive, joyful and diverse group of practitioners in Palo Alto!  We learned together about upstairs and downstairs of a pelvis, quadrants of fun and how to “think sync” with the thoracic and pelvic diaphragms.   Many thanks to Chris and Allen for your help with host responsibilities, to Agile Physical Therapy for letting us utilize their beautiful facility and to PRT’s Caleb and Matthew for their graceful help during lab time.  I had a chance to visit Stanford University Sunday after the course and enjoy the history and beauty of the campus as well as the outdoor sculpture garden.  Enjoyed a great group of learners and a beautiful scene afterward!

Posted August 19, 2015 at 3:00PM
Categories: Courses

I thoroughly enjoyed a weekend of Pelvis Restoration with an inviting group in Seattle this weekend at Quality Care Physical Therapy!  Great discussions of knowing Pelvis Restoration special tests well so as to make the best decisions regarding how to help progress through pelvis algorithm fluidly, & fun with “Payne Train” and MJ during our learning. I enjoyed the whole weekend with my group in beautiful Bothell!  It is no wonder Seattle is the fastest growing metro area in the country!  Thank you to John, Tera, Anne, Carolyn, Anna--the excellent team at Quality Care--for their hospitality.  And thanks to Zach Hawthorne for being such a great representative of PRI for the greater Seattle area as well as a great hand during lab.  Thoroughly enjoyed the Pelvis Restoration experience with you all!

Posted May 21, 2015 at 3:09PM
Categories: Courses

I enjoyed a great weekend with a very attentive, active group of PT’s, OT’s and strength coaches in the relaxed and comfortable town of Coppell, Texas.  Lots of fun learning about inlet and outlet positions as they relate to clinical application learning to “guide the pillar posteriorly!”  Plates were full from the PRI buffet of information to apply!  Many thanks to the warm group at GO Sports Therapy for their participation and drive to learn about this science!

Posted March 5, 2015 at 2:18PM
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