Posts by Bobbie Rappl

We are gearing up for the Myokinematic Restoration course being held here at PRI on October 9-10.  If you have never been to this course before, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.  We will have 3 course speakers present at this course (James Anderson, Jen Poulin, & Ron Hruska).  Having 3 speakers on site during this course will provide for excellent dialogue and very low speaker to attendee ratio.  Everyone in the room will have plenty of opportunity to learn from all 3 of these experienced individuals as well as get all of your questions answered!  Early registration ends Friday September 10th so register soon! 

Posted August 31, 2010 at 1:44PM
Categories: Courses

The PRC Committee (James Anderson, Jen Poulin, Mike Cantrell and Raulan Young) have chosen Saturday February 19th in Salt Lake City for the Annual PRC Meeting.  If you are a PRC therapist, please visit the chat forum on a regular basis to read about any updates the committee makes!  If you have questions, please comment in the forum and one of the committee members will address it!

Posted August 25, 2010 at 1:47PM

Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC recently addressed the issue of running and breathing.  Watch her discuss this topic HERE!

Posted August 16, 2010 at 1:49PM
Categories: Videos

If you are a member of the APTA, make sure you check out these two articles found in the August edition:

Understanding the Lived Experiences of Patients: Application of a Phenomenological Approach to Ethics

Proprioceptive Acuity Assessment Via Joint Position Matching: From Basic Science to General Practice

The first article discusses the word “disability”.  It gives some great insight on how patient’s personally relate to disability and the role a Physical Therapist plays when treating disabilities physically and emotionally.  The second article covers the critical role that proprioceptive feedback plays in the neuromotor system.  It reminded us how important proprioception is with all of our activities.  Just because we ask patients to lift or turn a certain way doesn’t mean they actually “feel” what the activity was designed to “feel”!

Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:54PM
Categories: Articles

We received THIS ARTICLE from Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA on idiopathic scoliosis. 

“In all children with so-called idiopathic scoliosis limited adduction of the right hip was found, or even abduction contracture of this hip, often connected with flexion and external rotation contracture.” 

This is a great article that discusses the etiology of scoliosis and how it relates to abnormal hip movement. 

Posted August 10, 2010 at 1:55PM
Categories: Articles

Looking for some educational reading?  You are going to love this four part series that discusses PRI and off-season conditioning.  Lisa Bartels, DPT, PRC wrote these articles for Performace Conditioning magazine.  These articles provide a great reference for PRI and athletics. 

Series #1: Identifying Imbalances in Athletes, Can They Achieve AF IR on the Left Hip?

Series #2: Sagittal Plane Respositioning - Hamstring Facilitation

Series #3: Left Ischiocondylar Adductor Facilitation

Series #4: Gluteus Medius Facilitation

Posted August 5, 2010 at 1:59PM
Categories: Athletics Articles

We have updated the Pelvis Restoration course agenda for the course being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 9-10, 2010.  Both speakers couldn’t be more excited to share with you all the new material that will be presented at this course.  To look at the agenda, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 2, 2010 at 2:02PM
Categories: Courses Videos

What are you seeing when you run? Your vision & vestibular system might be influencing more than you think.  Watch Lori Thomsen’s latest video on runners and vision HERE!

Posted July 29, 2010 at 2:04PM
Categories: Videos Athletics

We received a great article from Doug Gregory, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Vision Aquatics, on the benefits of aquatic therapy.  We know several clinics who offer aquatic therapy and other clinics who are considering entering into aquatics.  This is a great article that speaks of the positive outcomes of therapy in water.  Check it out HERE!

Posted July 28, 2010 at 2:06PM
Categories: Articles

I wanted to share a very cool story about a patient I just recently saw…

A 65 year old female comes in and sees me with a complaint of right-sided lateral and medial elbow pain. She has a 3-4 year history of symptoms. Patient has received 4 cortisone injections with min-mod relief (symptomatic relief has decreased with each injection). Patient has had PT at 2 different locations with no success.  During PRI exam, she is identified as a PEC. She is repositioned during PT session and is sent home with Paraspinal Release program 2x/day. Comes in 7 days later and hasn’t held her correction. She corrects with a Superior T4 manual technique and continues Paraspinal Release program. I also placed a medial longitudinal arch pad in her right shoe in an attempt to hold her correction. Comes in 10 days later and has not held her correction. On her third visit, I use a tongue depressor on her left molars and re-check her PRI tests (HG IR, passive HG flexion, Adduction Drop, Extension Drop) and it does nothing. So, I ask the patient when the last time was that she had an eye exam (she wears glasses – and I used to make glasses to help pay my way through PT school, so, I can tell that she has a pretty strong prescription). She says she has been due to get her eyes checked. I explain that I believe she has something going on with her eyes and that is causing her inability to hold her corrected posture. I ask her to see an eye specialist and I send a note to that specialist explaining my findings. The patient calls me after her visit and is crying. She has cataracts in both eyes and needs emergency surgery!!! She would have never have found out if it wasn’t for me. And, I would’ve never checked if it wasn’t for PRI…a home run all the way around.

-Mike Dixey, PT, Cert MDT, CSCS

Posted July 27, 2010 at 2:07PM
Categories: Patients
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