Posts by Bobbie Rappl

Check out our recent interview on Jason Robey HERE!  Jason recently became one of the first to earn the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT). 

Posted February 3, 2012 at 5:04PM

The Hruska Clinic staff recently updated their recommended shoe list. In addition, there are some notes at the bottom of the list to help guide physical therapists in choosing the right shoe for each patient. Click here to see which shoes made the list!

Posted January 31, 2012 at 5:09PM

Check out the latest blog story written by Jennifer Gloystein, DPT, ATC, PRC on treadmills and television.  Click HERE!

Posted December 21, 2011 at 7:11PM

One of our newest PRC clinicians, Jen Gloystein, DPT, ATC, PRC, wrote a blog on the importance of exhalation.  You can read it HERE!

Posted December 8, 2011 at 7:18PM

Check out our latest interview with Karen Jiran, MPT, PRC by clicking HERE!

Posted November 18, 2011 at 7:33PM

In this video, Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC discusses how devices such as the Power Lung could help your physical therapy program!  You can order the Power Lung HERE!

Posted November 16, 2011 at 7:40PM

Dr. Wise has recently been certified as a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). Dr. Wise was one of only 27 optometrists to achieve this status within COVD at the association’s annual meeting last month. . It took years of hard work, hours and hours of qualification tests and case reports, and lots of sacrifice but all the work has paid off.

Dr. Wise is one of only three optometrist in the state of Nebraska who has achieved this status and certification. As a fellow of COVD she is now certified to offer state-of-the-art clinical services in PRI Vision science, behavioral and developmental vision care, optometric vision therapy, sports vision and vision rehabilitation.  All COVD Fellows are Board certified in vision development and therapy and offer functional and preventative vision care services to their patients.  To maintain this honor and certification Dr. Wise must obtain a minimum of 15 hours of COVD courses per year.  This assures all patients who see Dr. Wise at the Hruska clinic or PRI Vision are getting the latest care available in behavioral optometry and functional vision science.

Congratulations Dr. Wise!!!!

Posted November 11, 2011 at 7:54PM
Categories: Clinicians

A course attendee who has been practicing PRI for years sent us this email from a patient he recently saw…

“I just wanted to again express my sincere thanks for your help with my back issues!  I continue to make progress each week but most notably with a couple items.  Driving for an extended period of time has killed my back for the past several years.  My last trip which was 6 hours one way was the most comfortable in many years.  Also, my right calf (since I ruptured my right achilles about 15 years ago) has looked like it belonged to a child despite much physical therapy and work on my own to bring it back over the course of time.  I finally gave up on it a few years ago.  It has fired more and developed more muscle tone in the last 5 weeks than at any point since I blew it out.  This may not sound like a lot but to me it has been life transforming.  I will forever be indebted to you both.”

Posted November 2, 2011 at 7:06PM
Categories: Patients

Last week Gregory Parfianowicz traveled to Poland to educate a group of therapists and dentists on Postural Respiration and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration.  We asked Gregory a few questions about his trip…

Who was in attendance?
We had physical therapists, dentists, dental technicians and orthodontists attending a 2-day PRI overview course with emphasis on “Cervical-Cranial -Mandibular Restoration”.
I was impressed that so many dentists are considering, if not already , working closely with physical therapists (at least 3 attendees have extra room in their office for PT and employ one on part time basis).

Why do you think there is an interest from the dentists in that area?
I believe that dentists and orthodontists in Poland are becoming even more concerned with patients not responding fully to their treatment and the patients are breaking appliances/crowns more often on the left side than right. They are concerned with those patients negatively advertising their practice in cases where they are being charged for the service which didn’t work.
By the end of each day we had a discussion going all over the room with suggestions, it wasn’t one way communication, it was sharing information between each profession to help the patient.
One dentist sent a text to her husband during lunch on the first day- “Before I do any type of tooth work, including fillings, I need to contact and discuss the case with the patient’s physical therapist, optometrist, and psychiatrist.”

Do you have any future plans for PRI courses in Poland?
We hope to do the next course for “teams” of physical therapists and dentists in the spring of 2012 and hopefully another Myokinematic Restoration course for physical therapists as well.

Posted October 28, 2011 at 7:14PM
Categories: Clinicians Courses

Two new articles were added to the PRI Library and to the Myokinematic Restoration course reference list.  The JOSPT published an article on the relationship of hip strengthening and patellofemoral pain in August and Sports Health also published a similar article on this same subject.  To read the article from JOSPT, click here!  To read about the article published in Sports Health, click here!

Posted October 7, 2011 at 8:49PM
Categories: Courses Articles
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