Here is our latest teleconference! This video reflects the treatment of a PEC patient who overuses her hip flexors. Read her history HERE!
We received these QUESTIONS regarding the video and shoe recommendation for PEC:
Are you trying to pronate the feet?
How does this affect the extension tone?
ANSWER: When someone is in a PEC position their pelvis is forward, hips are in ER, and they are in a supinated position. The video was used to demonstrate that by allowing the patient to get in a more pronated position it assisted her to inhibit extensor tone and shift in her hips to be neutral. Remember we don’t want our patients to be supinated or pronated…we want them to be somewhere in the middle during mid-stance phase of gait. In the video, the patient was in a supinated position with the Asics Foundation due to weak glutes. Allowing her to pronate more with a less supportive shoe allowed her to stay neutral in her pelvis. She still needs glute work. Some PEC patients can overly pronate and have laxity with their feet too. - Lori Thomsen
Flexibility – learn at your best pace with the capability to pause, rewind and review both the supportive science and the techniques
Accessibility – no time away from work to travel
Affordability – less expensive than live courses and discounts available
Re-examine Opportunity – spend extra time on the topics you find difficult or concepts that you would like to critically review from previous course attendance
Certification Preparation – a great way to become ready for Postural Restoration Certification
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It’s that time of year…course scheduling for 2011 is now underway. Thanks to everyone who has submitted online inquiries for course hosting next year - we will be contacting you soon! For those who are interested in hosting a course and have not yet contacted us, please do so at your earliest opportunity. Let us know which course you would like to host and what dates you prefer. We hope to accommodate as many hosting requests as possible. We ask that host sites have the capacity to accommodate a minimum of 25 attendees. In exchange for hosting, course discounts are awarded. I look forward to hearing from you!
This weekend, PRI Associate Faculty and PRC Therapist Jason Masek will be presenting in Mankato, MN at the MATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium. Jason’s presentation on Postural Restoration & Athletic Injuries will offer guidance on specific injuries seen typically by athletic trainers. Postural Restoration tests and treatment techniques will be discussed. For more information about the conference, click here!
The clock is ticking on our early registration deadlines for Postural Respiration in Sioux Falls, SD and Myokinematic Restoration in Farmington, NM! Be sure to register by Monday, May 10th to receive the early rate of $415.
Joyce Wasserman recently returned from Christian Medical Center in Vellore where she has spent many hours teaching Postural Restoration. She concluded her trip by sharing her final thoughts and observations with us. Click here to read!
Thanks to all who attended our Myokinematic Restoration course in Portland, ME this past month. The course was a big success judging by the post evaluations! Due to high request, we will be offering Postural Respiration on November 13-14 rather than the previously planned Impingement & Instability course. Therefore, if you were planning to attend Impingement & Instability you might consider the upcoming course in Lebanon, NH. Ron is scheduled to teach this course in Lebanon on April 24-25 and will not be returning to the Northeast again until 2011. Mention this blog post to receive the early registration rate.