Posts by Bobbie Rappl

Following the three day Interdisciplinary Integration course, Ron Hruska received this email from a patient he and Dr. Heidi Wise have been working with using PRI Vision:

“After you looked at our daughter and decided she would benefit from the prescription lenses and after following up with Heidi and you in your office, we want you both to know how well she is getting along. She has had 3 track meets with her glasses and guess what?? No backaches like she was having before. The 1st meet with the glasses she won both the mile and the 2 mile. I asked her how her back felt and she said a slight ache on the right side (which if you remember it was always all across her back). But she said it was very slight. The next meet the coach wanted to try her in the 800 and she got 3rd but her races are the longer distance. She won the mile that day also. Now I have to mention no record times, but winning. Tuesday she ran the 2 mile which she got 2nd in but took 34 seconds off her fastest time this year (and competing against class B, C, and D schools). The mile she also got 2nd to the same girl but took 12 seconds off her fastest time. She was getting frustrated as she wasn’t improving her times any until the last meet. The coaches, herself and we are very excited for the rest of the season and very happy with the way she is competing. Her form is looking so good and not to have the pain after the race or have to drop out is so wonderful to us all. We wouldn’t be where we are if it wasn’t for Heidi and you. I cannot express enough how grateful we are to you two.”

Posted April 19, 2011 at 7:33PM

James Anderson was recently featured in the local newspaper in Burley, Idaho.  After working with Jason Day, a professional golfer, the press decided to do a story on James and his “unique approach to therapy (PRI)”:

“I’m very interested in the athlete’s ability to breathe in a balanced way, with their rib cage held down on both sides to support their core,” Anderson said. “I’m looking at the ability of their thorax to expand and rotate both ways symmetrically, so that they don’t have to cheat with their back or neck to breathe or coordinate movement. I’m always analyzing which muscles are on that I need to turn off so the athlete can swing a golf club or run faster.”

To read the entire article, click HERE!

Posted April 18, 2011 at 7:49PM

Lisa Bartels, DPT, PRC has finished her eight part series on “The New Off-Season - Balanced Regeneration”.  Her seventh installment discussed weekly programs and the eighth and final installment featured an overview of the entire program.  You can click on the last two articles below:

Series # 7 - Weekly Programs
Series #8 - A Final Synopsis

Posted April 11, 2011 at 7:41PM

Over the last year, we have been working hard on the PRI Library.  We are happy to say that we are getting closer to completing this project!  The books have all been categorized and we are now working on articles.  Once we have completed this project, the PRI Library will be available for any clinician wishing to do research on PRI or anyone wanting to prepare for Postural Restoration Certification

If you know of an article or a book that you feel belongs in the PRI library, please email us!

Posted March 28, 2011 at 9:33PM
Categories: Articles

If you have a chance, check out this article, “Individuals with low back pain breathe differently than healthy individuals during a lifting task” published in JOSPT this month.  This article found that individuals with low back pain inspire more lung volume than individuals without low back pain during a lifting task.  These finding indicate that breath control may be a relevant area of focus in the management of low back pain. 

Posted March 28, 2011 at 9:25PM
Categories: Articles

Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC sent us a before and after video of a patient he has been working with over the last six months. 

“This patient was seen for treatment of bilateral knee pain and patellar tracking issues and one of our therapists and I began a lengthy program that put heavy emphasis on glute max work bilaterally.  This was a girl who had constant knee pain and wore pull-on knee braces all the time.  She progressed to a point that she is now able to perform athletics without knee pain and only wears the braces during athletics.  Nice success and a really good version of obvious change.” - Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC

Bilateral Knee Pain - Before PRI Treatment from Postural Restoration Institute on Vimeo.

Bilateral Knee Pain - After PRI Treatment from Postural Restoration Institute on Vimeo.

Posted March 16, 2011 at 7:08PM

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear two speakers at the Postural Respiration course being held January 22 & 23rd in Prescott Valley, Arizona! Ron Hruska will be joining instructor Mike Cantrell, for what may be the last time that Ron teaches the Postural Respiration course. Register HERE!

Posted December 16, 2010 at 10:06PM
Categories: Courses

“Integrating AF IR and AF ER into Single Leg Dynamic Training” is the latest article written by Lisa Bartels, PT, PRC for the Performance Conditioning newsletter.  You can read it HERE!

Posted December 5, 2010 at 10:19PM
Categories: Athletics Articles

The 3rd Annual PRC Meeting is scheduled for Saturday February 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah.  If you are a PRC and planning on attending there are a block of rooms reserved at:

SLC Marriot University Park
Contact person is Scott Pirraglio at 801-581-1000

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Jen Poulin or James Anderson.

Posted December 1, 2010 at 10:21PM

PRI Vision Question - What do you mean when you say “the patient needs more minus?”

PRI Vision Question- “Please discuss monovision and neutrality.”

PRI Vision Question - “Are there any self tests we can teach our patients to perform at home to determine neutrality?”

PRI Vision Question - “Are there any vision tools you would recommend we use to determine vision related issues?”

PRI Vision Question - Patient case study on history of cataracts and depth perception issues.

PRI Vision Question - Patient case study on treating astigmatism and convergence issues.

Posted November 22, 2010 at 10:51PM
Categories: PRI Vision
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