Posts by Jennifer Poulin

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
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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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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
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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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