Posts by Matt Hornung

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We are excited to announce that Hannah Janssen joined the PRI staff full time earlier this month as Education Coordinator. Hannah is busy training with all the PRI office day to day activities, and also in learning the course material. To learn more about Hannah and how he became interested in PRI, click here!

Posted January 27, 2015 at 2:13PM

We are excited to announce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) Class of 2015!  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. Five individuals earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Michael Mullin 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 and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who have completed the requirements. With the addition of this class, there are now 23 PRT professionals throughout the U.S.

PRT credentialed athletic trainers and strength and conditioning specialists offer a unique approach to physical medicine 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. Treatment encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.

Congratulations!

Pictured from left to right: Michael Mullin, Takuto Kondo, Matthew Uohara, Gibbie Duval, Atsuhiko Takei, Dallas Wood, Jennifer Platt and Ron Hruska

Posted January 13, 2015 at 9:34PM

Advanced Integration 2014 was hosted December 4-7 , it is held once a year in Lincoln, NE. We had a fantastic four days with four different speakers, Ron Hruska, James Anderson, Mike Cantrell, Lori Thomsen.  Below are some photo highlights from the four days.

Click here to view the slideshow

2015 course will be December 3-6.

Posted December 17, 2014 at 8:14PM

We are excited to announce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) Class of 2014! PRC 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. Fourteen PT's and our first DC earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) under the direction of Ron Hruska, James Anderson, Mike Cantrell, and Jennifer Platt.

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. Certification is available to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and occupational therapists 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 138 Therapists have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC).

Pictured from left to right (back row): Mike Cantrell, Zac Cupples, Ben Hagar, James Anderson, Matthew Harwood, Robert (Skip) George, Jeremy Wehking, Ron Hruska, (front row) Doug Kechijian, Amie Holbrook, Lori Strobl, Stephanie Kinsella, Erin Rajca, Moon Hemeyer, Jennifer Bullock, Marci Heine, Wren Cunningham, Lisa Mangino, Jennifer Platt

Click to view slideshow

Posted December 15, 2014 at 2:41PM

Here is the 2014 weather report for Advanced Integration. Looks like it will be some pretty good weather (by Nebraska standards at least).

Posted December 2, 2014 at 8:03PM
Categories: Courses

PRI will be Closed November 27-28, 2014 to celebrate Thanksgiving. Normal hours will resume December 1. We are genuinely thankful for everyone who has attended a course in the past year. Have a great holiday with your friends and family!

Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:45PM

Our 2015 course schedule just came out, you can view it here. Check out our Facebook status or Tweet to enter to be entered in a drawing for 25% off a primary course. If you are not on Facebook or Twitter you can type below with the course location you are most excited for in 2015 to be entered.

Posted November 19, 2014 at 10:56PM

We recently had a request to purchase the PRI logo balls that we recently started sending to the host site's of our Myokinematic Restoration courses.These are great for adductor pullbacks and the 90-90 hemibridge and many other non-manual techniques that are listed on our n Non-Manual Techniques CDs. We now offer them for sale at $2.00 per ball plus shipping. If you are interested in ordering you can download an order form here and either email it to us at info@posturalrestoration.com or fax it to us at 402-467-4580. Minimum of 10 balls per order.

Posted October 20, 2014 at 9:45PM
Categories: Products

Takashi Onuki, ATC, CSCS recently helped write an article in a Japanese magazine, Tarzan (which is similar to our Men's Health magazine here in the States) discussing PRI and asymmetry. He has also taken the time to translate the article for us so we can share the article with all of you. To view this article in English, click HERE, and to view the Japanese version click HERE! As a result of the overwhelming interest for PRI in Japan, we are hoping to take a PRI course or two to Japan next summer! Stay tuned for more information!
 

Posted August 27, 2014 at 9:08PM
Categories: Articles Science

After fielding a couple questions about the PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player course I felt like I still didn’t have a grasp of what the course actually was. I scheduled a time with Dr. Heidi Wise to talk about some of the concepts in the one day course.  While I was with her for about an hour and a half she was able to teach me some of the visual integration and training that will be taught. All of the things that you will be learning the first two days in the PRI Integration for Baseball will directly tie into the Visual Integration course. If you are having an athlete that is not getting better with the exercises there may be a visual component that is the missing link. Specific visual integration activities in this course will be used to get around the limits for many athletes.

One of the things I learned about was how well the PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player goes hand and hand with all of the other PRI concepts I have been learning. It can directly impact all three planes of movement. I felt it first hand with a Peripheral Visual Awareness (side vision) activity, this is the first concept that will be taught. These activities will give the visual pathway a chance to wire the body to move in a correct movement pattern and keep vision from being a limit. The second activity was Visual Relaxation. I experienced how the posture of the body can change through the visual system focusing or relaxing activity. The third activity looked at Eyes moving independently of the head.  In this section, muscle movement of the eyes and the head in common baseball positions that may cause the athlete to go into extension how to decrease this response will be discussed.

If these visual concepts are integrated and you are still not seeing progress there will be some next steps to determine what kind of visual intervention they need next. You will not need a team doctor to do these activities. An athletic trainer, strength coach or physical therapist would have no problem teaching them.  After the time I spent with her, I am confident that I would be able to integrate some of the visual activities with baseball athletes.

For more information on this course or to sign up, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 21, 2014 at 5:40PM
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