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This past week I had the opportunity to lab assist with Pelvis Restoration and have a booth at the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers (PHATS) Annual Convention. It was a joy talking and meeting so many Athletic Trainers and strength coaches from multiple divisions of professional and college hockey. Your passion and energy was visible in the course, I had so much fun helping out with lab and getting to learn more about hockey and all of you!

- Matt Hornung, ATC

Below is Jesse’s course in review:

Hey PRI nation!

Midweek last week I enjoyed the opportunity to visit the largest Marriott hotel in the world to teach Pelvis Restoration to a group of engaged professionals at the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society/Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers' annual gathering in Orlando, FL. Thank you Anita Ramsay and the Orlando World Center Marriott staff for organizing the event, and to each of what was likely many people involved within the PHATS/SPHEM group for arranging the amenities and host site.

In a room filled predominantly with highly trained ATC's and a host of other professional hockey specialties including LMT's, NHL spotters, and strength coaches focused on intervention in the professional hockey realm, the day began with a discussion of how to integrate PRI principles of Pelvis Restoration into practice by discussing how the pubosacral ring is affected by normal asymmetry that often leads to positional dysfunction of a pelvic diaphragm and can potentially decrease athlete's performance. Thank you Todd Daniels and others for spurring a thorough conversation about intervention pre and post competition early in the course to give us a functional application lean throughout. As we moved toward learning eight Pelvis Restoration objective tests that can be used to guide said pre and post competition intervention algorithms to add variability during and after play, course attendees participated in a discussion about Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) and how both acetabulofemoral (AF) and femoroacetabular (FA) position and harnessed pelvis movement ability can affect the varying types of FAI. Thank you Brent Woodside for your help with demonstration of how accentuated normal patterned position can affect asymmetrical beings, decrease performance and add risk. Special thanks to Seamus McKelvey for bringing the best Irish name and beard to the course--and congrats to Luis Alvarez for winning the Josh Olinick best hair award for this course.

As we moved to treatment, I was impressed by this group's consistent focus during the many lab sessions dealing with objective tests, inhibitory repositioning technique practice and neurofacilitation program technique practice and discussion. Thank you Thomas "quick hands" Alva for your athletic prowess with the pelvis toss and attention to detailed questions about special testing that ensured course participants were able to apply information as quickly as possible in practice. Rockstars: From start to finish, PRC's Connor Ryan and Megan Bollinger and ATC Matt Hornung from straight outa Lincoln were on point during this course, guiding lab groups through a plethora of lab learning opportunities with steak-like Pelvis Restoration course lab material. These three were A+ and integrated seamlessly into and out of lab demonstrations. You three killed it! Many thanks also to Andrew "bowling ball" Sachkiw, Elise "feisty" Nichols, Kristen Larsen, Tyler Stratton, Ryan Lewdon, Steve Ruhmel and more for your willingness to help with lab demonstrations of particular pelvis inlet and outlet inhibition and facilitation techniques and concepts for group learning through the course. Each of you were great!

During break times and after the course, I enjoyed the conversations with Emi Takahashi about her applied pelvis hockey research @ WSU, Kyle Moore about how to integrate Pelvis Restoration into practice and multiple others throughout the course about varying, relevant and pelvis restoration specific topics. Thank you Matthew Aiello and others for your varying senses of humor throughout the course, keeping the group light and yet tremendously attentive throughout.

I really enjoyed my stint in Orlando applying Pelvis Restoration with all of these fine hockey professionals from around the country!

Posted June 25, 2018 at 9:13PM
Categories: Courses

If you ordered the Pelvis Restoration online home study course between November 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018, we would like to offer you 2 weeks complimentary access to this newer version. Please contact us at (402)-467-4111 or fill out our contact form to receive your complimentary access (you will not receive additional CEUs). You have until June 30 to start your access.

Jennifer Poulin is the instructor for the newest version of this course, which has over 13 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 there is more detailed information on treatment algorithms including the relationship of the Hruska Abduction Lift Test.

Posted April 25, 2018 at 7:34PM
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Ron Hruska will be presenting a free live webinar through the AAPMD, the webinar will be 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Time). You can register HERE. The webinar is available free of charge if you watch it live, recordings are available to AAPMD members at no charge. Non-members can purchase recordings for $35.00 or 3 for $75.00. Read more about Ron's talk:

You expanded the dental arches, inserted a well fitted oral appliance for sleep and/or TMJ …. the patient is better ….. but something is still missing. It could be airway mal-alignment due to cervical dysfunction, cortical visual processing, asymmetrical postural patterning or a combination of all three. Did you know that the way your airway functions and the way you breathe reflect the foot you like to stand on? The position of the neck affects the airway.

Ron Hruska, founder of the Postural Restoration Institute, will introduce you to new and exciting concepts that incorporate vision, posture, and occlusion for more optimal airway function. Any practitioner treating airway must attend this webinar.

Ron Hruska, MPA, PT, has a strong interest in myokinematic and biomechanical influences on postural and peripheral adaptation patterns. His 32 years of clinical experience assists him with direct patient interventions based on specific examination and evaluation data that best reflects neuromechanical stability, trunk symmetry and respiratory balance. He lectures extensively and consults regularly with physicians, physical therapists, optometrists, dentists, and other health care providers across the United States and internationally on patterned postural position and pathology and his approach of restoring symmetrical balance using PRI principles. His reputation has led to consultations with collegiate and professional athletes from a variety of arenas, states and countries. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Physical Therapy. He currently is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Ron serves as a Biomechanical Consultant to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln through the Division of Athletic Medicine. He has patented Prism and Priori PRI Aquatic systems. He is co-founder of PRI Vision, LLC. He is Director of the Postural Restoration Institute ® and consults and practices at the Hruska Clinic, Restorative Physical Therapy Services, and PRI Vision Clinic in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Posted March 12, 2018 at 8:43PM
Categories: Courses

We recently were made aware of four journal articles that use PRI techniques to study the effects that they have on lumbopelvic pain, knee osteoarthritis pain, illiotibial band tightness and chronic low back pain. We are excited to see the growth in research for techniques that PRI Therapists have been using clinically for years. All of the articles below are available free of charge.

To view all of the articles click here.

    Posted March 2, 2018 at 5:34PM

    We are excited to announce and congratulate our Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) Class of 2018! 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, Neil Rampe and Jennifer Platt.

    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 50 PRT professionals throughout the U.S and Internationally.

    PRT credentialed athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and exercise physiologists offer a unique approach to physical medicine and fitness called Postural Restoration®. This approach addresses underlying biomechanics which can often lead to symptoms of pain and dysfunction. All mechanical influences on the body that restrict movement and contribute to improper joint and muscle position are considered, examined, and assessed. Techniques are utilized to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Management encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.

    View and download the photos here.

    Congratulations!

    Pictured below from left to right: (Back Row) Ron Hruska, Neil Rampe, Eric Menchi, Yoshi Mitsuyama,  (Front Row) Jessica Tidswell, Stephen DiLustro, Jennifer Platt

    Posted January 12, 2018 at 4:01PM

    Over lunch Ron and I were talking and I showed him an blog that PRT Miguel Aragoncillo wrote. We both loved the lessons that he learned and his thought processes. Read the blog HERE.

    Posted January 5, 2018 at 7:42PM

    The PRI office will be closed December 25 and 26th to celebrate Christmas with our friends and family, we will resume normal business hours on December 27th.

    Posted December 22, 2017 at 9:37PM

    We are excited to announce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) Class of 2017! PRC credentialing is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. Fifteen Physical Therapists earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Lori Thomsen, Mike Cantrell, and Jennifer Platt earlier this week.

    The Postural Restoration Institute established a certification process in 2004 as a way to recognize and identify those 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 PRC credentialing program is available to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and chiropractors who have attended PRI courses, demonstrated a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application, and successfully participate in both clinical and analytical testing. To date, 189 professionals have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC).

    To view the photo album click HERE.

    Back Row (L to R): Michael Cantrell, Henry Lu, Tommy Conway, Michael DeMille, Will Waterman, Jason Miller, Anthony Iannarino, Kyle Babin,

    Front Row (L to R): Ron Hruska, Karen Stillahn, Addie Holzmann, Alicia Ferriere, Michael Meurrier, Lesley Callaham, Jessica Thomas, Laurie Gribschaw, Shirly Rozenfeld, Lori Thomsen, Jennifer Platt

    Posted December 19, 2017 at 9:19PM

    We are so thankful for all of you who have who supported us throughout the years. PRI will be closed to observe Thanksgiving November 23-November 26. Enjoy the time with your family and friends!

    Posted November 22, 2017 at 9:07PM
    Categories: Courses

    Mike Cantrell is headed to Australia to speak at the 2017 Massage & Myotherapy Australia National Conference. He will be kicking off Friday May 26 with a Mini Course on Postural Respiration. On Saturday he will lead two breakouts on Assessment and Introduction to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics. On Sunday he will have his second keynote. We are excited to share PRI with Massage Therapists!

    He wrote an article for their magazine that you can read here.

    June 2-3 he will be teaching Impingement and Instability at Full Spectrum Health Solutions.

    Posted May 25, 2017 at 3:06PM
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