Posts by Janie Ebmeier

This is the last week to register for Myokinematic Restoration in Waterbury, CT and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration in Shakopee, MN. If you are planning to attend either of these courses please call or register online before Saturday, December 19th to receive the early registration rates. We hope you can make it! 

Posted December 14, 2009 at 5:23PM

Postural Restoration Certified physical therapist, John Macy, was recently featured in the Omaha World Herald for his work with Omaha Symphony musicians. His approach to movement re-education is strongly influenced by the Alexander Technique, which he has taught since 1983. John has presented numerous workshops to both movement professionals and the public on movement re-education both in the US and Europe and was a co- founder of Alexander Technique International, an international organization for the advancement of the Alexander Technique. He currently is a partner in Alexander Technique of OmahaThe Workout Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska is where John practices now, providing services in a Physical Therapy clinic and full service pilates studio that is also a PRI Certified Center. The services provided at the Workout Inc. are based on a philosophy that pain free, efficient and expressive movement can be achieved by anyone.

To read the article printed in the Omaha World Herald, click here

Posted December 6, 2009 at 5:09PM

We are excited to announce that the Postural Restoration Institute is now an Approved Provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Approval applies to PRI live courses. 

“The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.”

Posted November 30, 2009 at 4:49PM
Categories: Courses

A great article that supports our belief that the vastus lateralis is often overused as a femoral internal rotator when the gluteus medius/minimus are not in their correct positions. Thanks to Jeffery Wood from the University of Tennessee for sharing this article with us today. Click HERE to read!

Posted November 11, 2009 at 4:31PM

October 17th is the early registration deadline for 3 upcoming courses: Rapid City, SD (Myokinematic Restoration), Dearborn, MI (Postural Respiration) and Lebanon, NH (Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration). If you are planning to attend, please submit your registration before this Saturday to receive the early registration rate. If you have already registered for one of the aforementioned courses, you will be notified of confirmation on Monday, October 19th.

Posted October 14, 2009 at 4:43PM
Categories: Courses

Our first Pelvic Floor Dysfunction course will be held in Minneapolis on October 9-10, 2010. Lori Thomsen and Heather Engelbert will be instructing this course. No prerequisite courses apply, More details and registration will be added to the website soon. Save the date!

Posted October 2, 2009 at 6:22PM
Categories: Courses

It’s Christmas in September! PRC Applications have arrived and our Review Committee is always anxious to get their hands on them. Postural Restoration case studies, article reviews, in-service handouts, etc…What more could a PRI therapist ask for?

Applicants will be notified of Reviewer feedback and recommendations by October 15th. Thank you for the many hours you have obviously spent preparing. 

Posted September 15, 2009 at 4:19PM

A lot of great therapists are out there doing great work and seeing impressive results. Thanks to Sangini for sharing this testimonial!

“Postural Restoration has been a Godsend. I used to run marathons and lift weights daily until I injured my back in Iraq, resulting in multiple herniated discs and constant severe muscle spasms in my entire back. For two years I could not move without literally gasping in pain. I tried drugs, chiropractic, acupuncture, steroid shots, and every other type of physical therapy there was. At best, these didn’t help; at worst, they increased the pain. I was on the verge of getting discharged from the military and had resigned myself to a life of pain and extremely limited mobility. Finally, I moved back to NC and my primary care doctor recommended me to Apex Physical Therapy.  Within THREE visits, I no longer needed to take my pain medication daily!  I am infinitely better now, and am even training to swim the Ironman this year with the NC National Guard team! I honestly love everything about Apex Physical Therapy. Sangini gives me exercises to do at home, and customizes them for me based on what I need, so that I can use them on the road with no equipment when I need to. I never thought I’d sound like such a commercial, but I enthusiastically recommend that every single person with pain comes in to experience the transformation from just enduring every minute, to actually looking forward to each day!”

Posted September 2, 2009 at 4:37PM
Categories: Clinicians

A recent topic of discussion has centered around which shoes are best suited for PRI orthotics. These four top our list:

  • Saucony Guide
  • Asics Evolution
  • Brooks Infinity
  • Brooks Dyad
Posted August 22, 2009 at 3:04PM
Categories: Products

Ron Hruska, Jason Masek and Gregory Parfianowicz will be traveling to Warsaw this September to present at the 1st International Congress of Polish Rehabilitation. This presentation follows Michal Niedzielski and Gregory Parfianowicz successful instruction of our Myokinematic Restoration course last year. We are excited about the continued expansion of Postural Restoration in Poland and the opportunity to educate internationally!  

“The Congress will be held on September 10 – 13, 2009 at the University of Economics and Computer Science in Warsaw. The outstanding specialists in rehabilitation and physiotherapy, physicians dealing with these branches, researchers and students of rehabilitation and physiotherapy from academic centres worldwide will participate in the Congress. We expect around 1000 participants from Poland and other countries (it is worth mentioning that there are over 20,000 specialists in physiotherapy and rehabilitation in Poland). Apart from scientific sessions and the widely understood context of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, we are planning to organize Therapeutic Panel Meetings.” For more information, click here.

Posted August 19, 2009 at 2:58PM
Categories: Courses
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