Posts by Bobbie Rappl

Mike Cantrell, PRC and presenter of Myokinematic Restoration recently sent us a success story from his clinic.

“We are forever in your debt! Thank you so very much! In just 9 weeks he was at the top of his game again.
He finished the year as the most dominant pitcher in middle school and 2nd in the league in home runs with 5 and had a .390 batting average. He won the 8th grade baseball championship game in front of about 500 people. He hit a monster 2 run home run in his last at bat as an 8th grader and threw a 5 inning complete game, 2 hitter with 8 strike outs.”

Take a look at the before and after picture in just 9 weeks!

Posted June 18, 2008 at 10:57PM
Categories: Clinicians

Our innovative pools are designed to integrate unrestricted tri-planar movement and diaphragmatic respiration with patterns of aquatic feed-forward resistance to isolate and inhibit specific muscle function. Patented revolutionary pool design and composite material compliment PRI’s philosophy and uniqueness in the rehabilitation industry.

To learn more about PRI pools, please contact us!

Posted June 18, 2008 at 10:55PM

Every now and then a journal article is released that peaks our interest. When this happens we eagerly distribute copies of the article amongst ourselves and openly discuss it’s pros and cons. This past month we have come across 3 articles that we feel are worth sharing with you!

Cheung R and Ng G. Influence of Different Footwear on Force of Landing During Running. Phys Ther. May 2008; 88(5):620-628.

Marchetti G, Whitney S, Blatt P, Morris L and Vane J. Temporal and Apatial Characteristics of Gait During Performance of the Dynamic Gait Index in People With and People Without Balance or Vestibular Disorders. Phys Ther. May 2008; 88(5):640-651.

Allison G, Morris S, and Lay B. Feedforward Responses of Transversus Abdominis are Directionally Specific and Act Asymmetrically: Implications for Core Stability Theories. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. May 2008; 38(5):228-236.

Posted June 18, 2008 at 10:53PM
Categories: Articles

If we could hand pick a piece of equipment that best reflects PRI concepts the Skier’s Edge would be top on our list. This non-impact lateral conditioning machine was 1st designed for the U.S. ski team but has expanded their market into training facilities and rehab centers around the world. This is the only machine we have found that focuses on frontal plane movement, the plane PRI often uses to restore the Left AIC chain. If you have access to a Skier’s Edge, we encourage you to check it out!

Posted June 16, 2008 at 11:00PM
Categories: Products

For those of you who are familiar with PRI manual techniques presented in our Postural Respiration™ and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration™ courses, you will be happy to hear that we have filmed the manual techniques for a DVD. The date for filming was on May 30th and the finished project is expected by early summer. The live DVD will provide a great resource and guide for clinicians practicing PRI manual techniques. Twenty-three techniques will comprise this DVD; many of them are covered only briefly in our courses. Along with step by step instruction you will also receive commentary provided by Ron Hruska on the creation, application and significance of each technique.

To pre-order your Manual Techniques DVD at an introductory rate, please contact us!

Posted June 10, 2008 at 11:02PM
Categories: Courses

Only 3 ½ months are left before we reach the deadline for the Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) application . For those of you that are considering certification this year, now would be a good time to make your final decision as the deadline of Septemeber 15th will be here before you know it. 

PRC provides avenues for professional development, collaboration between multidisciplinary specialists with PRI interests, and enhancement of scientific approaches using PRI concepts. Please note PRC is now open to Physical Therapist Assistants and Occupational Therapists.

Mark your calendars:
1. September 15th – PRC application deadline
2. September 19th – PRC application committee review meeting
3. October 15th – November 1st – Applicants contacted with PRC committee review feedback
4. December 4–7 – Advanced Integration
5. December 8 & 9 – PRC written and clinical exam

Posted June 9, 2008 at 11:06PM
Categories: Clinicians

After hosting the Myokinematic Restoration™ course at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, Jason Robey brought our attention to a book referenced in our course material. Nature Knows Best, written by Jonathan Isbit, is a book familiar to Jason largely due to where it was written, Boone! Although Isbit was cited in the course manual this is the first opportunity we’ve had to get our hands on the book. You can imagine our excitement when we learned that the entirety of Isbit’s book is about the benefits ofsquatting, a concept covered in all of our courses! We highly recommend you take a look at Natures Platform to read excerpts from this book and to learn more about natural squatting.

Posted June 9, 2008 at 11:04PM
Categories: Articles

In 2005, PRI was fortunate to cross paths with Kelly Hutson, inventor of the Day 6 Bicycles. This bike’s revolutionary design offers a number of listed benefits, number one being comfort. We have had the opportunity to ride this bike and were very impressed with its unique features. Here is whatRon Hruska had to say about it.

“I recommend the Day 6 bike to my patients and to physical therapists attending my courses. The support system, adjustability feature and the mechanical engineering allows those patients with neck, shoulder, and back strain to work out”.

At this time Day 6 Bicycles is offering an awesome incentive for healthcare professionals. If you purchase a Day 6 Bicycles you will receive $250 off the listed price and $100 off any referrals you make. To learn more about Day 6 bicycles click here!

Posted June 8, 2008 at 11:08PM
Categories: Products

Our first clinical course, Postural Restoration, took place in Woodbury, MN last week! Here are some of the comments:

“Very helpful with verbal cues and patient education. This explained the whys of what to use depending on testing results.”

“Very helpful, explained things thoroughly.”

“Carrie is a very good, knowledgeable speaker. I felt very comfortable asking questions and participating in disucssions.”

“Carrie was an awesome instructor and was able to bring together and answer a lot of questions I had after the February 2008 Myokinematic Restoration course.”

A clinical course takes place when you choose to host a course at your facility for your staff only. Your staff can be educated as a team while saving on continuing education costs. In-services topics, dates, and times are flexible depending on your staff needs. All in-services are presented by PRI certified therapists. In addition to having completed an intense certification process through PRI, these individuals have been clinically practicing postural restoration principles for several years and have been individually trained by Ron Hruska.

Contact us to schedule a course at your clinic!

Posted May 8, 2008 at 10:04PM
Categories: Courses
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