Myokinematic Restoration- (Beaverton Oregon) A beautiful weekend in lush green Beaverton, a southwestern suburb of Portland, one of my favorite cities. A big thank you to Isaac Coward, DPT at ATI Physical Therapy for being such a helpful and gracious host. Also thank you Tina Heiser, PT, PRC for helping me out as lab assistant once again. Its always great to have such a great colleague in attendance in an introductory course like this to assist in the lab and to help answer questions. You were great.
Its so rewarding to have such a diverse group from so many different areas up and down the west coast. Thank you Mayami Oyanagi, MSPT, OCS for coming up from Los Angeles to spend the weekend with us. What's most impressive is that you just returned from traveling all the way to Boston to attend the Pelvis Restoration Course with Jesse Ham, PT, PRC and are so committed to putting it all together. You're doing a great job with things. Thank you Tyler Wall, CSCS, Sarah Pfau, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, and Jason Butler, CSCS for following up on your PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement experience by driving down from Kinetic Sports Rehab in Seattle to take this course. I enjoyed eating Mediterranean with you guys and talking shop on Saturday evening. I think we solved a few of the world's problems together.
Thank you Taylor Wade, MS, LAT, ATC for traveling up from Tucson to get insights on how to make Canyon Ranch Health Resort a better place to be. Don't forget to take my advice on the Cafe Poca Cosa. You won't regret it. Thank you John Ursone, MS, ATC, CSCS for coming up from the San Francisco Bay Area to be with us. I think this information will help you better collaborate with our friend Ryan Holleman, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, CES when he gets out west to Santa Clara University. You guys will be a great team. And a big thank you to an old friend Alex De La Paz, PT, DPT, ITPT and his brand new fiancé Kelly Lindstrom, DPT, COMT, CSCS for making sure I had what I needed to make my stay in Beaverton awesome. Congrats on the engagement and yes I think you're right Alex, Kelly is picking up on all of this a lot faster than you did. She's going to be great.
Many people in the course had previously attended the Myokinematic Restoration Course, but were really excited about the changes made last year when the institute updated the course. They thought the new clinical ideas, the updated clinical progressions, the treatment flow sheet and the overall organization of this updated course were really helpful. Thank you to Kelly Lindstrom for being our clinical example to demonstrate treatment for a pathological left hip patient. You picked up on the details of getting your body into left AFIR with properly coordinated left FAIR to build the components of left mid stance as well or better than most first time attendees. Be kind to Mr. Alex when it hurts his feelings that you pick up on the delivery of patient care faster than he did :)
Overall a super weekend with a super group of professionals. I never have enough space to mention everyone I'd like to, but know that it was great having you all there and that we appreciate the sacrifice and effort required to have you in attendance with us.