Posts by Kasey Ratliff

PT, DPT, PRC

"Virginia is for (PRI) lovers". The state slogan fit in perfectly this weekend at fellow PRC Julie Blandin's beautiful clinic, Thrive Proactive Health. Craig Depperschmidt, DPT, PRC and myself tag teamed teaching Myokinematic Restoration to a room full of PTs, ATCs, LMTs, personal trainers, a DC, and even a PA. There wasn't a dull moment all weekend and the energy was contagious from the attendees. Our first day was full of "learning the PRI lingo" and basics of the left AIC pattern as well as the influence it has on the position of the lumbo-pelvic-femoral complex. We ended the day with lab and using 5 tests to determine the position of the left and right pelvis starting with the Adduction Drop Test. The second day was up and moving (literally) as half of the day was spent in lab using the Hruska Adduction and Abduction lift tests to help determine treatment. We went through the myokinematic hierarchy techniques and inhibition techniques along with the rationale for each. All in all, it was an excellent weekend with PRI enthusiasists!

Posted August 18, 2022 at 4:35PM
Categories: Courses Science

After almost a year to the day of the country shutting down, this course marked a refreshing beginning to some normalcy with teaching PRI Myokinematic Restoration again. We had at least 50 participants virtually with attendees in and outside of the U.S. ranging all the way from Canada, Slovenia, and the UK. We had 9 in person attendees that made the trek to Lincoln and served as the “models” for our myokinematic lab portion.

We began the first morning with didactic material learning all about the patterns of the L AIC. This  included non pathology and pathology discussions in relation to the compensatory demands of the femur in the acetabulum. Respiration demands, underlying neurology and asymmetry helped to shape and understand the reasoning behind the L AIC pattern.

The weekend concluded with an ample amount of lab and hands on time, learning to assess position of the hip, compensatory findings, and frontal plane performance testing with the Hruska ADDuction test and Hruska ABDuction test. The attendees then went through myokinematic techniques to restore and retrain pathomechanics of the pelvis.

We had several thought provoking questions and the enthusiasm was great from the group and could be felt even virtually!

Posted April 1, 2021 at 4:58PM
Categories: Courses Techniques Science

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