Posts by Janie Ebmeier

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for Postural Restoration Certification (PRC)!

The application review process was completed on Friday and all applicants should now have received email notification of the feedback from our PRC Application Review Committee. If you did not receive this email, please contact me. We look forward to the educational process of PRC testing, scheduled for December 5-6.

Each year the process of PRC review is one that I personally find very gratifying, and this year was no exception. We received a record number of applications which demonstrate the passion and interest that so many therapists have for the PRI science. In turn, the reviewer feedback from our Committee of individuals who themselves have earned the designation of PRC, reaffirms the growth and excitement that we continue to see through this unique mentorship opportunity that is the application review.

Also, I would like to thank those who applied for our new credential of PRT!  The application review process for PRT is now underway. Please expect to receive your completed review on or before November 15th. The educational testing process of PRT is scheduled for January 9th. It is with much anticipation and excitement that we prepare for the first class of individuals to earn the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT).

This Saturday is the early registration deadline for our Impingement & Instability course being held in Phoenix, AZ on November 5-6. James Anderson will be teaching this course and received the following reviews from his most recent presentation of this course in Chanhassen, MN:

PRI continues to connect the dots and improve applicability to patient care. Thanks!

This is an amazing course that really pull things together! Go PRI!!!

The best Postural Restoration class I have ever taken (and I have taken many)!! I loved James’ emphasis on gait and reference centers. He related everything to gait and these reference centers, which helped me organize all the Postural Restoration classes I have ever taken, and I can use this to help my patients.

Course Location
East Valley Spine & Sports Medicine Center
4858 East Baseline Road, Suite 107
Mesa, AZ 85206
Phone 480-807-6500
Local Contact: Andrew Marchesi

Hope you can make it!

Posted October 5, 2011 at 8:59PM
Categories: Courses

The application deadline of October 15th is just over two weeks away! Please contact me if you are planning to apply and have any questions. To view a printable application, CLICK HERE.

Posted September 27, 2011 at 9:21PM

This Saturday is the early registration deadline for our Myokinematic Restoration course being held in Oklahoma City, OK on October 8-9. In order for us to confirm the course, additional participants are needed by September 10th. Please register this week to receive the early registration rate and to ensure that this course will not be canceled. Thank you!

Course Location
Mercy Health Center
McAuley Conference Center - Room C
4300 W. Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

This course is recommended first in our series of courses.

Posted September 6, 2011 at 9:32PM
Categories: Courses

We’re excited to be teaming up with Physiotherapy Associates! James Anderson will present Postural Respiration on October 15-16, 2011 at their location in Herndon, Virginia.

By attending this course you’ll gain an appreciation for the postural influences of rib torsion, asymmetrical oblique strength, inconsistent breathing patterns, habitual use of accessory respiratory musculature and a restricted diaphragm. Clinical assessment and management skills will be covered for treating diagnosis such as “fibromyalgia”, thoracic outlet syndrome and shoulder dysfunction. You’ll discover the value of having your patients and athletes blow up a balloon.

Register today!

Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:57PM
Categories: Courses

We are privileged to have been invited to present Myokinematic Restoration at the Alaska APTA Fall Conference on October 8-9, 2011.  James Anderson will be teaching the course at the Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood, AK. Registration is NOW OPEN!

To read more about James Anderson’s clinical experience, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 22, 2011 at 1:02PM
Categories: Courses

Curricular Consideration

A big thanks to Jason Robey for sending me the email below. I can’t think of a better “curricular consideration” for attending our upcoming vision course!

On Saturday I went to the optometrist for my annual eye exam. Below is the conversation that the optometrist and I had while he did the exam:

Opt: What are you doing right?
Me: Exercises
Opt: But you always exercise right?
Me: Yea but these exercises are different

Opt: Well whatever you are doing has improved your astigmatism
Me: Breathing exercises
Opt: I have never seen anyone with an astigmatism as bad as yours get better. I was actually concerned you may have a disease that causes an astigmatism to rapidly get worse. Yours is getting better. I am going to back down the power. Whatever you are doing keep doing it. I am not sure how you are reshaping your own eye.

Then we talked about the website and he is going to look into the PRI Vision website

Jason H. Robey, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Director of Athletic Training Services Appalachian State University

Posted August 17, 2011 at 1:12PM
Categories: Clinicians

Last Friday I had a great experience.  I have a patient by the name of Dr. Matt Dixon.  Some PRC therapists know Dr. Dixon since the Interdisciplinary Integration course last April.  He is an optometrist and he and I went to hear Dr. Heidi Wise speak on visual integration.  Some might say I dragged him there!  It was there that he met several members of the PRI subculture.  Dr. Dixon also met Dr. Mike Hoefs who took a quick look at Matt for me and spoke of a need to modify his bite.

Well, I started getting interested and naturally I wanted to make the wheels turn faster.  To make a long story short I set it up for Dr. Hoefs to come on down to beautiful Warner Robins, GA and work with my orthodontist, Dr. Gary Pool, who is also a patient of mine and a PRI enthusiast.  We met on Friday August 12th and worked on Matt.  Imagine four clinicians: a dentist, an orthodontist, a physical therapist and an optometrist, all interested in interdisciplinary integration spending a Friday in an empty orthodontists’ office working together.  It was great! CLICK HERE to read more.

Posted August 16, 2011 at 1:16PM
Categories: Clinicians

Check out this video of Ron Hruska working with a 23 y/o female who is neutral, but still has low back pain secondary to the inability to find AF IR in stance with her abdominals engaged.  To learn PRI non-manual integration techniques, such as the one prescribed to this patient, join us at PRI for our annual 4-day Advanced Integration course!

Note: She will be performing the above technique on both sides for her home program.

Posted August 4, 2011 at 1:28PM

As promised, HERE is a sample critical research review for PRT applications. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Posted July 28, 2011 at 1:31PM
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