Welcome to 2023! It's hard to believe that we have moved into an entire new year. With the turn of the calendar to a new year, we kicked off 2023 with the first PRI course of the year. Impingement and Instability has had a relatively new re-write a few years ago, and it is now a great introduction to other PRI Secondary and Tertiary courses, as well as being a clinician's course. It provides the clinician with integration strategies and lays a neurophysiological framework for why PRI is so effective as a science.
We were fortunate enough to have 53 people join us for Impingement & Instability, which is an astounding number for the first course of 2023. Our first several hours are spent delving into the neurological aspects of how and why PRI does what it does, and why it works. Since this is no longer a specific orthopedic-driven course, we started making integrated connections between the foot and scapula within the first 30 minutes of the course.
This course has evolved, not only in the last few years, but in the last several times I've taught this course. We've added more demonstrations and explanations of how to use the reference centers to change the emphasis of a non-manual technique, depending on what the client of patient requires to reduce their functional cortical dominance. And there are four unique non-manual activities that are discussed in this course and are not found in any other PRI course.
We had a great group of movement specialists from several countries. It was great to have Dana Hirsch, DC, Logan Thomas PT, Minh Nguyen OTD, PRC, Kurt Van Kuiken, ATC, Ryne Gioviano, CSCS, and Nora Harris, yoga instructor in attendance. We had so many great questions and participation from our live stream crowd. My thanks to Collin Kidwell, CSCS, Nick Rosencutter, CSCS, and Jack Wong, DPT for their attendance in-person and their willingness to help with our demonstrations. And thanks again to RJ Hruska for his exceptional assistance with the production of course. And on his birthday weekend, no less!