Posts by Jennifer Poulin

This past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching Pelvis Restoration to a large diverse group of clinicians at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.  I had two great lab assistants Donna Behr and Michal Niedzielski.  The staff of Northeastern did a great job hosting this large group of clinicians.  51 in total!  18 of those were taking their first PRI class and I applaud all of the attendees as the Pelvis course is a highly integrated Intro course.  We jumped down deep into "the rabbit hole" of Pelvis restoration and peered down a few others.  These clinicians really grasped the concepts of planar specificity of the Obturator Internus as it relates to the Pelvic Diaphram in the Frontal plane vs. the Sagittal and Transverse plane in Myokinematics.  I certainly enjoyed my time in Boston.  Donna personally took great care of me and we enjoyed a moment of Parasympathetics after Saturday to stop and smell the roses! 

I look forward to taking the summer off from teaching to enjoy my friends and family!  Until we meet again PRINation, remember to keep #lifeinbalance!

Posted June 8, 2015 at 4:59PM
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This was the second stop on my University tour of 2015.  Josh Ford, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the University of Guelph, made me feel very welcome!  Thankfully he kept a steady flow of that special Tim Horton coffee to keep me rolling out the Myokinematics  of the Hip and Pelvis course material  to a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians.  PT’s, CSCS, RMTs, DCs and a Posturalogist were all represented here in Canada this weekend!  We went deep into the rabbit hole of AF and FA mechanics and peeked down the holes of other PRI concepts to help these clinicians appreciate the lateralization of the asymmetrical human body as it relates to gait and respiration. Lots of learning accompanied with a lot of laughter made for an enjoyable weekend!  My Canadian friends list is now 20 stronger. 

Posted June 2, 2015 at 4:28PM
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I had a great time teaching Myokinematics of the Hip and Pelvis largely to a group of rehab specialists at NC State this weekend!  Thanks to Ryan Holleman at NC State for being such a great host. It was awesome to share the news that this course had just been approved for Evidence Based Practice CEUS by the BOC for Athletic Trainers!! Very exciting for the science of PRI and the Certified Atheletic Trainers that practice PRI.  The group was largely new to PRI as are most Myokinematic Restoration courses these days. Also very exciting for PRI that I could teach 48, yes, 48 professionals the importance of Proper Position and Patterns as it relates to gait and Performance!  The Paradigms were shifting as were pelvis from AFER to AFIR!  Thanks to Sayuri Abe-Hiraishi and Josh Olinick for helping me with lab! Go Wolfpack!!

Posted April 30, 2015 at 4:07PM
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Well, it was Spring in Worcester Mass this past weekend as I welcomed another group of largely “PRI newbies” to the PRINation.  The sun was shining and the dirty snow was finally melting!  These poor Northeasterner’s have endured quite the winter, but they were excited to learn about the power of a Pattern and how to integrated the world of A’s on F’s and F’s on A’s into their clinical practice settings.  Michael Roberts and his staff took very good care of me this weekend!  From Yellow VW’s, to yellow M & M’s and chair massages at the break.  These good people didn’t just drink the Kool-aid this weekend they funneled it down!  They are fired up to learn more and I personally would love to go back and teach in Worcester again!

Posted March 24, 2015 at 4:51PM

I had a great weekend in Southern Florida with David Donatucci and his staff of Florida Insitute of Performance!  We all welcomed a rather large group into the world of PRI and Myokinematics of the Hip and Pelvis!  Since I have been teaching for PRI, I have seen the audience evolve.  This class was heavily attended by Performance professionals!  It was great having my husband Chris Poulin with me to lab assist as he could share his personal experiences integrating AFIR and AFER into a performance setting.  After so many years of wanting to get this PRI fire started in Floirda,  I believe the brush fire is soon to spread like wild fire!  So great to see the PRI NATION evolve!

Posted February 13, 2015 at 9:47PM
Categories: Courses

I am not sure where to begin with this course in review!  First I was blessed to share some extra time in the Big Apple with my husband Chris!  This October, we celebrated 15 years of marriage and it has been an amazing ride. This was my last course of 2014 and only my second Pelvis Restoration course of the year.  I so thoroughly enjoyed teaching the course attendees all about the power of respiration as it relates to the “Diaphragmssss” It was a year of AFIR and Myokinematics, but this past weekend was a nice divergence to the IPER and IsPIRs of the Pelvic Inlet and Outlet.  It was great to help the course attendees connect the dots from Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration with Pelvis Restoration. We had a great time discussing patterns and how it is important to move in and out of patterns through life.  This concept resonated with the entire class!  My class also had a record number of PT students. It is so refreshing to share in their enthusiasm for learning.  Here’s to Brynn from Finish Line Physical Therapy for being a great host. I have made so many new PRI friends this past year and that makes all the sacrifice of travel and being away from my family all worthwhile!  I have enjoyed visiting cities like Boston, Dallas,  Indianapolis, Montreal, Madison, Canton, Pittsburgh, Cary, Tampa Bay, Seattle to name just a few.   Until we meet again #PRINATION, looking forward to taking a seat and a nice winters rest.  See y’all in 2015!

Posted October 22, 2014 at 3:43PM
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They learned to put “ a little E in our I” and get “ some I into our E’s” or was it E I E I O? No matter how you slice it, it was a beautiful weekend in Cary, NC and nice to be so close to home for the weekend!  Josh Olinick and his wife Katie Stevens were excellent hosts and were very accommodating with a rather full house for my first Pelvis Restoration course of 2014!  I was blessed to have my father and daughter as invited guests.  My Dad wants to talk the talk on the golf course to his buddies about why his daughter travels around the country teaching PRI and my daughter Devon was just happy to be close to her Mom this weekend! I was thankful to have my colleague Jesse Ham co-teaching with me as I set the AFIR aside and welcomed back the IPIR and IsPER’s.  Thankfully all the brain knows is patterns and I had a great time enlightening the attendees on the inlet and outlet of a Left AIC and PEC. I felt so liberated talking about the PEC after a year of biting my tongue in Myokin this year!  It was an honor to help mentor Jesse as he prepares to teach this course in 2015.  I am no longer the new kid on the PRI block!  I only hope he doesn’t pick up any of my bad jokes!  

Posted October 13, 2014 at 6:34PM
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I had a great time teaching my last Myokin course of 2014 in Canton CT this year. It was so nice to back in New England in the early Fall. I miss my NE roots, but love our new life in NC!  I had the opportunity to engage and enlighten a room full of professionals that were equally excited to learn the science of PRI. We were once again represented by a diverse group of professionals from PT’s, ATC’s, MTs, Personal trainers and fitness professionals. Paula and her staff at Canton PT were amazing hosts with a beautiful warm clinic. This course filled and had a wait list!  I am sure the PRINATION will continue to grow in this area. I had fun with my front row of students. They kept me laughing and on my toes all weekend long!  We all appreciated the importance of parasympathetics and balancing not only our pelvis’s but our lives!  Until we meet again, Myokinematics….See y’all in 2015!

Posted September 17, 2014 at 1:50PM
Categories: Courses

Madison, WI (Myokinematic Restoration) - I had another great weekend in the city of Middleton and the home of great cheese and another Ice bucket challenge at the end of day one. The course attendees learned how to control their sympathetic nervous systems, get on their left legs in AFIR and exhale prior to pouring ice cold water for a worthy cause. I got caught in the cross fires of the ice water, so that counts for at least one more of my 5 nominations! This group of attendees included PT's PTA's, Strength Coaches, a chiropractor and an ATC! I love how PRI is reaching out into multiple arenas of clinical practice. 

We mixed up the lab session by throwing the attendees in 4 catogories of Patho and Non Patho Left AICs and Patho PECS and it was revealed once again that underneath every PEC lies a Left AIC. This grouping really drilled that point home and I am happy to report even our strongest PEC in the room repositioned with his Right Glute Max. All hail Gluteus! A shout out to Kevin Vogelzang from Missoula, MT for stepping up to help with me lab, Nick Rosencutter for single handedly influencing over half the class to attend in one way or another and Kane Sivesind for being such a gracious host. A good time was had by all!!!  PRI is taking hold in Wisconsin!

Posted August 27, 2014 at 9:00PM
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I am not really sure where to begin.. I had one of the BEST times teaching Myokinematic Restoration at iFAST this past weekend.  Bill Hartman and his staff overwhelmed me with their kindness and passion for PRI. From the moment I arrived with Matt Hornung at the Spring Hill Suites to the send off gathering on Sunday night, I felt like I had known these course attendees my whole life. .  We all learned the Power of Position, Patterns, Performance and Parasympathetics for our atheletes and patients.  And they all got Poulinized in the process. The theme of this course was “AH HA! And Say What??"  We had a diverse group of clinicians from PTs, ATC’s, MT’s, CSCS’s, DC and PT students.  PRINATION is quickly evolving into PRIWORLD as one attendee, Aaron Boyle came from Australia to immerse himself in PRI with like-minded clinicians.  We came full circle on Sunday afternoon as the “Say What’s?” turned into “AH-Has”!  The new clinicians were enlightened to patterns that had come to appreciate with a different PRI lens. Thanks again to IFAST for making my cheeks hurt from laughing all weekend along! 

Posted August 13, 2014 at 7:45PM
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