Posts by Jennifer Poulin

I had a great weekend in Providence, RI. So happy to experience another spring weekend in the Northeast! The trees were in full bloom as was the interest in PRI.  We once again had a diverse group of clinicians from PT’s, ATC’s, and Strength and conditioning specialists, massage therapists and Students! The course attendees were mostly new to the science of PRI 29 out of 46 were taking their first PRI course.  And the #PRINation grows again!  It is so great to have so many new clinicians and wellness professionals interested in learning PRI. I don’t think I have taught a course this year that hasn’t had at least one student in attendance.  

Thank-you to Karen Taylor-Soiles and Michael Mullin for helping me during lab!  These two are so passionate about helping others and I was blessed to have them as my assistants.  A special thanks to Dan and Tom from University Orthopedics for hosting for PRI this weekend. 

Posted May 17, 2016 at 7:55PM
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Go Cats Go!! What fun this course was for me! But I guess they all are in one way or another huh? But… 25 years ago this May I graduated from the University of Vermont as a bright eyed and bushy tailed PT ready to take on the world. It is so nice to still be so bright eyed about my profession. Vermont, as most of you know is special to me, not only because I graduated from UVM, BUT both Chris (my husband) and I grew up in VT so going here to teach is also going home. I enjoyed a beautiful spring weekend. The trees were budding and so was the interest in learning about PRI. I had a great time with this group of PT’s, ATC’s, Strength Coaches, Massage Therapists, Wellness providers and one very special DC that I only wished I had more time to talk to about PRI.

I had the privilege of working with two friends and fellow PRC’s Holly Spence and Cory Healy as my lab assistants. These two are Pros and made my time that much more enjoyable.

What was even cooler was 3 soon to be DPT’s ready to graduate from UVM in just a few weeks were in the front row!  See “The Future of PT” and me pictured below.  Good luck to Johnny, Kathleen and Natalie from the Class of 2016! 

The UVM Athletic Medicine staff is also dear to my heart as my husband is a former consultant and teammate of the current staff.  Many a nights were spent cheering on the Catamounts. I was so thrilled to meet their new staff and see some familiar faces. Looking forward to helping the UVM staff take their student athletes to new heights with PRI in the mix. 

Posted May 4, 2016 at 2:44PM
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I am really not sure where to begin this review!  Cue up the goose pimples!  I had the privilege of teaching this course for PRI this year.  AND… the week before my family joined me in London for the week.  We saw the sites, walked the walk and took lots of pictures.  After a fun week of vacation, I sent my family home and I took the train up to Leeds to meet up with England’s first PRC Martin Higgins.  I had a Brilliant time teaching Pelvis Restoration with Martins help as my able lab assistant.  We had several disciplines and countries covered. From England, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland, these clinicians were excited to learn all about PRI!  We explored the PRI patterns of the L AIC and PEC as it relates the Pelvic Inlet and Outlet musculature and human performance.  We even found a Naan at dinner that reminded us of the Anterior View of the Posterior Abdominal wall!   I personally have a new love of Cricket, Rugby, Afternoon Tea and eating dessert before dinner!  Thank-you Martin and his lovely wife Helen for helping all of us at PRI help you grow PRI in the UK. It was truly magic!  Until we meet again… Cheers!

Posted April 6, 2016 at 2:55PM
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I was welcomed back to Worcester; Mass by the awesome staff of Central Mass Physical Therapy this past weekend!  I had such a great time teaching Myokinematics of the Hip and Pelvis last year and really looked forward to returning this year to teach Pelvis Restoration!   I was not disappointed. The class was a diverse group of clinicians that had experience ranging from newbies to PRC’s.  I was joined by my former UVM classmate and 2005 PRC classmate Cory Healy and my PRI BFF Donna Behr as lab assistants.  The staff of Central Mass spoiled me with yellow M & M’s and their enthusiasm for PRI. We had a great time once again.  We switched gears from AF and FA to discussing the PRI relationships of the Pelvic Inlet and Outlet.  Thanks to a little sleep deprivation compliments of Delta Airlines, a fun analogy of the new Jen Poulin “Pickles of the Pelvic outlet” emerged.  Look closely at our group picture of the Right posterior outlet pickle in the front row and 2 eager PT students funneling PRI knowledge in the back row!  Too fun!!  PRI is alive and well in Western Massachusetts. 

Posted March 23, 2016 at 2:50PM
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I kicked off my 2016 teaching schedule not too far from home!  This was a real treat for me to teach in my home state of NC.  Joe, Mark, Jessica and Kerry from Architech Sports were awesome hosts.  I enjoyed teaching the concepts of AF and FA as it relates to pattern human asymmetry during upright gait.  I had diverse group of clinicians that all were excited to learn all about the fundamentals of PRI.  I even got to experience my own parasympathetics reading Dr. Seuss to my niece in the evening!!  

Posted February 23, 2016 at 3:54PM
Categories: Courses

My how time flies!  I cannot believe as I sit here and reflect upon my weekend in Greenville, SC that my teaching schedule for 2015 is now over.  Each course I taught this year was so great!  Each class had its own personality and this one was no exception.  The energy was great and the enthusiasm for learning PRI was alive and well.  
A special moment for me was when course attendee Ward Daron approached me at the first break to tell me he is good friends with Erik Witvrouw.  Erik as most of you know is a researcher that does amazing research that supports the science of PRI.  
How fun for me!
Greenville course attendees were 80% newbies and I of course love the challenge of shifting their minds to the world of neuro-mechanics vs. arthrokinematics.
I work hard as a Faculty member to help bring my newbies into the world of PRI and help them too evolve in their clinical practice like I did many years ago.  I will never forget the day I met Ron Hruska.  I am humbled to teach his powerful body of work.  I now look forward to a nice rest and celebrating the Holidays with family and friends.  To all I brought into the #PRInation in 2015, congratulations on the start of your PRI journey!  Hope to see y’all at future courses!

Posted November 23, 2015 at 7:33PM
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So off I went again for one of my final stops on my 2015 teaching tour for PRI.  This weekend I found myself in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Thank you Brad and Mike for being gracious hosts at Premier Orthopaedics.  Once again, this class was full of new clinicians taking their first PRI course. I was joined by my friend Connor Ryan who was a great help keeping me on task.  One Myokinematic Restoration concept that we crushed was #holecontrol.  We colored the Obturator green, used our hands to gain an appreciation for its attachment sites and its importance of AF position and control as it relates to the Left AIC pattern.  Many Myokin trees were climbed and other rabbit holes were peered into all weekend long.  Overall, I am proud of my course attendees for opening their minds and practices to the science of PRI!  Good luck and welcome to the #PRINation.  

Posted November 10, 2015 at 2:45PM
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From the fall foliage in VT, to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the month of October! I sure hit the jackpot in my schedule this month. This past weekend, I flew out to Greeley Colorado to teach Myokin to a group of relatively new PRI students. 30 out of 42 students were taking their first course and I do believe we #crushedit on day one and #slayed day two. Not sure if I crushed them or the material! The course evaluations were great and they all left the class excited to go back to their clinics/training rooms/gyms to start appreciating the asymmetries in their current patients/athletes movement patterns. One of my favorite questions I get from a PRI newbie is “What is the next course I should take?” A huge shout out to Scott Kosola and Jeremy Wehking for being my right and left hand guys in lab for the weekend. The Point Rehab and their staff did a great job hosting the class and I would look forward to teaching in Colorado again! 

Posted October 30, 2015 at 7:12PM

What an amazing weekend in Vermont.  I was thrilled to have this opportunity to return to my home state to teach PRI. The leaves were at their peak as was the interest in learning more about the respiratory mechanics of the Pelvic diaphragm as how it relates to human performance!   It was so fun for me to teach my former colleagues and friends.  Carolyn Weber and her co-workers at Northwestern Medical Center were excellent hosts.  My friend Chad Rainey, PT PRC did a great job assisting me during lab and getting the conversations going with this group!  There were so many highlights but one of my favorite parts of teaching PRI is making new friends.  Here pictured below my new friends Mark and Craig.  They flew from a land down under to immerse themselves in PRI for 2 weeks in the USA.  PRI is taking hold of the world!  #Australiajoinstheparty HERE is the link to the Australian blog post in case you missed it.


A little good-hearted fun in a PRI class is always welcomed as the demonstration of how to put I in your E came to life with my PowerPoint and course participant Kathy Provencher!  They will never forget why we breathe like we do in an Adductor Pull-Back!


 

Posted October 13, 2015 at 9:12PM
Categories: Courses

After a 3 month break in my teaching schedule, I was well rested and excited to get back to spreading the good news of PRI!  I was met with the challenge of having a large group of new clinicians to the science of PRI.  We jumped deep into the rabbit hole of the Left AIC pattern and climbed up some trees in the forest of Myokinematics of the Hip and Pelvis.  This was a great group of approximately 40 “PRI newbies”.  What a way to get it back going!  They were patient with me as I shifted their way of thinking about hip pathologies to a more global way of understanding neurological patterns and how that affects position, performance and pain of the hip. 
Welcome to the #PRINATION!  Y’all are “newbies” no more!

Posted September 28, 2015 at 4:31PM
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