Posts by Janie Ebmeier

We often find articles published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies to be of interest. Last month was no exception. Consider reading the following from the July 2009 issue.

An investigation into the regulation of intra-cranial pressure and its influence upon the surrounding cranial bones.

Breathing evaluation and retraining in manual therapy.

Treatment of Beraud’s Vertebro-pericardial Fascia.

Posted August 12, 2009 at 2:49PM

Patients often have questions about Postural Restoration and dental integration. We’d like to share with you an article that explores the ALF appliance construction, application, rational, indications for use, and results. It’s a quick read that provides an excellent overview and is sure to be an article you’ll want to keep on hand. To access the entire article please click here! The ALF (Advanced Lightwire Functional Appliance) Creating Facial Beauty and Balance by Edwin Delz, DDS. Int. J. Orthodontics 20:2:23-27:2009.

Posted July 30, 2009 at 9:00PM
Categories: Articles

Kyndy Boyle is the author of this 223 page dissertation which includes five chapters, appendices, tables and figures as a result of a qualitative study to identify and describe in detail the findings, beliefs, clinical reasoning and concepts of Postural Restoration (PR).  A history of the Postural Restoration Institute™, the Protonics Neuromuscular System® and the PRISM pool is given as well as a definition of PR.  Several direct quotes from interviews with Ron Hruska and the first five physical therapists certified in PR are presented. Unsolicited direct quotes from patients describing their experiences of having physical therapy management from PT’s trained in PR are also presented.  Three color figures are included depicting the associated soft tissue and bony relationships to the Left Anterior Interior Chain (L AIC) pattern as well as the Brachial Chain (BC), and Temporal Mandibular Cervical Chain (TMCC) patterns.  A comparison of Postural Restoration and Florence Kendall is also described in detail.  Implications of Postural Restoration on the health professions are also given.

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Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:47PM
Categories: Products

Our 2009 Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) Application Review Committee has been finalized. Each year 4-5 PRC therapists review the applications offering specific feedback and recommendations to each applicant. The committee is revolving so each year a new member is selected from the previous class. This year the committee includes: Jason Masek, Jen Poulin, Lori Thomsen, Michal Niedzielski and Kyndy Boyle. With the committee finalized we’re ready for applications to begin arriving. Anytime from now until September 15th applications may be submitted for review. Approximately 4 weeks after submission, applicants will receive feedback and recommendations that will assist them in determining their readiness for the PRC examination process in December. In addition, the Reviewer’s will guide the applicant in specific areas of study prior to PRC.

Posted May 1, 2009 at 7:49PM

We’re anxious to hear your feedback about the new website design. Let us know what you think!  Your recommendations will help us with any modifications.

Posted April 27, 2009 at 6:18PM
Categories: Website

Clinical and course updates have now been posted to the PRC Member’s Only page. This section of our website is reserved for those therapists who have successfully completed our Postural Restoration Certification process of both application and examination.

For those of you who may be considering Certification, please mark your calendars for September 15th. This is the application deadline for 2009. You will find a printable application and more details provided on our website. The application now includes an example case study and an example article review that will provide additional guidance. Please contact me with any questions.

Posted April 23, 2009 at 6:19PM

You’ll find that we’ve recently added a few more course dates to our schedule for this year: Myokinematic Restoration June 6-7 Syracuse, NY (Speaker - Mike Cantrell) June 13-14 Omaha, NE (Speaker - James Anderson) June 27-28 Sioux Falls, SD (Speaker - James Anderson) Postural Respiration October 10-11 Omaha, NE (Speaker - James Anderson)

Posted April 14, 2009 at 6:35PM
Categories: Courses

The Myokinematic Restoration course scheduled in Syracuse, NY this weekend has been cancelled. If you are registered to attend, please give us a call for more information

Posted April 2, 2009 at 7:36PM

Earlier this month James Anderson was invited to present at the 2009 (CCHA) Central College Health Association Annual Conference held at Creighton University, sponsored jointly by The Creighton University Center for Health and Counseling and Creighton University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Division. The stated purpose of this conference is to feature nationally recognized experts presenting topics relevant to college health. Those attending included College Health Personnel, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Public Health Personnel and other interested healthcare personnel associated with college health across the Midwest United States.

James shared with us his feedback…

“My presentation focused on the form, function and positional influence of the respiratory diaphragm and breathing on the collegiate back.  The title of my presentation was “Caring for the Collegiate Back”, but it was a PRI presentation on respiratory influences from start to finish.  This diverse group of medical professionals were overwhelmingly positive about the material and many stayed after the presentation with additional questions and comments.  They wanted to know things like, “where can I find someone in my area that practices PT like this?” and “how can I help local rehab professionals in my area get the needed training to evaluate patients like this?”. It turned out to be a great experience that had implications across many different disciplines and certainly put PRI in a favorable light in terms of being viewed as a specialized solution for evaluation and treatment of chronic difficult misunderstood cases.”

Posted March 22, 2009 at 7:11PM
Categories: Clinicians

Day Four...What’s new in the PRI curricular future? The pelvic floor- like never discussed before. Heather Engelbert, PT, PRC and Lori Thomsen, PT, PRC will bring you up to date on the importance of establishing a well-positioned pelvic floor, before addressing pelvic floor dysfunction. Ironically, the timing of my pregnancy fit perfectly with our need for a PRI model for this course so you’ll be seeing me in many of the ‘new’ PRI pelvic floor non-manual techniques. Applying a PRI myokinetic format to the pelvic floor anatomy is exciting in itself, but to integrate these concepts with the respiratory system is even more rewarding. What an uplifting way to end the four days!

Posted February 23, 2009 at 5:58PM
Categories: Courses
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