Posts by Lori Thomsen

Can you say left femoral adduction, outlet abduction, inlet adduction coupled with right femoral abduction, outlet adduction, and inlet abduction three times fast?  Canton, CT was all about the frontal plane this past weekend.    I emphasized the importance of frontal mechanics at the pelvis to integrated transverse plane at the thorax.  The participants understood once tri-planar motion occurs synchronization of the respiratory and pelvic diaphragms happens.  The course attendees were attentive, inquisitive, and dynamic.  We had a great weekend.  Many thanks to Paula Webster and the Canton Physical Therapy crew for hosting and Michael Mullin for lab assisting.  You were fabulous!!! 

Posted September 4, 2015 at 1:30PM
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Salem, OR was the place to be this past weekend. We had an amazing group of course attendees with 6 of 37 individuals being new!  Pelvis Restoration and synchronizing diaphragms for air flow, blood flow, and abdominal flow was appreciated.  Thank you First Call Home Health for hosting this past weekend.  The enthusiasm to learn and appreciate PRI by this group is evident.

Posted April 30, 2015 at 1:19PM
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Arizona was on fire this past weekend with Pelvis Restoration.  We had a full class with six new individuals to PRI.  I felt this class gained understanding with PRI tests and what they are demonstrating to assist with activity selection for their patients.  In addition, as with a lot of classes, the power of synchronization of the respiratory and pelvic diaphragms was appreciated.  Thank you East Valley Spine and Sports and Zac Cupples for hosting!  I had a blast teaching this group.

Posted March 31, 2015 at 6:26PM
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Wow!  What an amazing weekend in Indianopolis. The enthusiasm and passion for PRI by course attendees was amazing.   We had over 10 physical therapy students in attendance in addition to the physical therapists, strength coaches, and athletic trainers in the room. Integration of the pelvic inlet/outlet in the frontal plane with stance and swing phases of gait were emphasized with synchronization of TWO diaphragms. Powerful weekend. The IFAST group was fabulous and I can’t thank them enough for hosting yet another PRI course!

Posted March 18, 2015 at 9:40PM
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The Hruska Clinic has released its 2015 Recommended Shoe List. This year we have a video talking about some of the input that goes into making the shoe list, watch below. Click here to view the shoe list.

Posted March 6, 2015 at 7:28PM

Thanks again to Allina Commons in Minneapolis for hosting the Pelvis Restoration course this past weekend. We had 58 course attendees from PTs, DCs, OTR/L, ATC, CSCS, PTAs and PT/PTA students in the room. Despite losing my voice, we had a great weekend! The course participants were awesome with their understanding, questions, and learning a lot of new material. I feel a better understanding of how important the pelvis is in integrating respiration was achieved.

Posted November 11, 2014 at 3:39PM
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The Portland, OR Pelvis Restoration course was awesome this past weekend! Clinicians appreciated the pelvic inlet and the importance of its position during stance and swing phases of gait. This position is imperative for synchronizing respiratory and pelvic diaphragms....without that can you say neck, shoulder, hip, knee, and foot instability.  Thanks Shine Integrative Physical Therapy for hosting!  Bonus for me?  I got attend a PRI Yoga session. Fabulous!!!  Thanks Emily and Alice.
Thanks course participants for your inquisitive minds and as James says "drinking the PRI kool-aid!"

Posted October 22, 2014 at 10:55PM
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We had a great time in Montreal this past weekend with Pelvis Restoration. We had an integrative room full of healthcare practitioners with various backgrounds. I feel by the end of the weekend, they appreciated the importance of a hemi-pelvis and frontal plane control of this hemi-pelvis during left stance and /or right swing phases of gait.I also felt an improved understanding of how important the pelvis is to truly integrate the body. I thoroughly enjoyed “coaching” these individuals and feel blessed to have spent the weekend with each of them. Here’s a picture of us taking our hats off to Ron Hruska in our extended hyperinflated state!

Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:58PM
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It’s been a fun year teaching the newest introductory course through PRI, ”Pelvis Restoration – An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Pubo-Sacral Pathomechanics”.  I have loved the feedback and interaction with other professionals across the country.  What has been the most rewarding for me has been getting individuals to “think outside the box” when it comes to the pelvic floor.  For some, they “turn and run the other way” when they see the title and others come expecting what they have learned from other pelvic floor courses.  I feel the course has exceeded expectations from these thought processes by the feedback we have received.  If you treat back pain, hip pain, SI pain, breathing disorders, gait, etc., then I challenge you to consider that you also treat the pelvic floor.  The pelvic floor does not do the same thing on the left side in the stance phase of gait as it does on the right side during swing phase.  Not even to mention if you don’t have frontal plane control of an hemi-pelvis you will not get the pelvic floor in the proper position for alternating reciprocal function.  Every patient needs to walk so every patient needs a pelvic floor.  Have you ever wondered why athletes have pelvic floor symptoms when they have never had children or surgery?  Poor synchronization of breathing, poor inhibition of the anterior inlet/posterior outlet, poor frontal plane control of an inlet and outlet of the hemi-pelvis and again poor reciprocal alternating function. This course integrates Myokinematics and Postural Respiration. You are missing a piece in the Left AIC and PEC chains without the pelvic floor component and it may be why your patient can only get 80% better with their current PRI program.  I welcome any additional feedback from PRCs and PRI veterans who have attended this course. - Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC

Posted November 4, 2011 at 7:02PM
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