Posts by Bobbie Rappl

Check out another Video Consultation performed by Ron Hruska and Oliver Hall, PT, PRC.  Olly had been consulting via email for a while prior to scheduling a Video Consult.  Read the dialogue from his correspondence HERE before viewing the video!

Bilateral Trochanteric bursitis and anterior visual midline shift syndrome, secondary to horse or rider? from Postural Restoration Institute on Vimeo.

Posted June 2, 2010 at 7:38PM

We are excited to share with you our first recorded Video Conference!  This video was recorded during a consultation performed between Jen Poulin, MPT, PRC and Ron Hruska.  This hour long consultation discusses a patient Jen Poulin has been working with who has complex back pain secondary to strong co-activation of the right psoas and right adductor.  We hope you find the live interaction between both therapists and the patient very engaging and educational!

Click HERE to read about the patient’s background!

Complex Back Patient Secondary to Strong Co-Activation of Right Psoas and Right Adductor from Postural Restoration Institute on Vimeo.

Posted May 21, 2010 at 7:16PM

Michael Cantrell, MPT, PRC wrote a fantastic article on the Hruska Adduction Lift Test.  This article re-examines all the possible compensation that takes place when performing this test.  You can read it HERE!

Posted May 19, 2010 at 5:45PM

Joe Belding, PT, PRC recently attended the Interdisciplinary Integration course.  In the story below, he shares with us a personal story of what the Vision-Vestibular-Integration day did for him and his family…

I returned from the Interdisciplinary Integration course in Lincoln, Nebraska a few days ago.  I thought long and hard about whether or not I should attend this course. For me, it involved personal expense, and time spent away from my family.  However, taking all of that into account, I still feel that I received the bargain of the century!  Read more…

Posted May 10, 2010 at 6:06PM

For the first time, PRI is sponsoring Dr. Michael Hoefs, DDS and Ron Hruska, MPA, PT presenting Orthognathic Dentistry and PRI Integration. Reservations are required for this unique course specifically designed for teams of physical therapists and dentists. In order to attend, team registration must be received before Friday, September 24th. Dr. Hoefs and Ron will share their first hand experiences on the development of their professional relationship and how this relationship ultimately allows for more successful patient outcomes. Dr. Hoefs and Ron will outline a plan for professional development and clinical management and treatment that can be immediately implemented into the practice of integrative dentistry and PRI based physical therapy. If you are looking for guidance and an example business model, this course is for you.

Posted May 7, 2010 at 6:11PM

It is with much excitement that PRI announces a new speaker for 2011. Jen Poulin, PT, PRC joins our team of Faculty and will teach Myokinematic Restoration next year.  We recently interviewed Jen, you can read all about her HERE!

Posted May 6, 2010 at 6:13PM

For those of you that recently attended the Vision-Vestibular Integration course, you may find THIS ARTICLE interesting.  Lori Brinkman, ATC, CSCS, LPTA,  who attended the course, sent us this article discussing 3-D movies and vision.  It’s interesting to read the effects 3-D has on some individuals who try to view these movies:

“In 3-D movies, your eyes have to be working together as a team perfectly. You have to have equally clear images in both eyes.”

On the same subject, Liz Wheeler, DPT brought our attention to this story.

Posted May 4, 2010 at 6:17PM

Last week, Ron Hruska and Oliver Hall treated a patient using Skype.  Here is what Oliver had to say about it:

The consult was awesome. This is a girl that I have been looking at for a while, seeing what she can do in my confined clinical environment and trying to correct the imbalances that I saw and found. The way that Ron was able to look and think beyond the clinical environment, find out about 3 concussions and explain things to Jenn in such functional terms as “you need to feel like you are walking or riding up hill” – which ultimately lead to Jenn saying, “actually my horse is built downhill and I started riding her shortly before my hips started to hurt” was incredible to watch and listen to. All of the pieces were made to fit together. My wording of “you need to be able to flex more or turn on your abs more so that you can squat”, did not give her the same functional understanding of the problem so we never put the pieces together. Also the way that Ron narrowed things down: can she shift in stance, can she shift to the left with either eye closed, does she have frontal plane control, does she lose frontal plane control with her left SCM on, can she feel prisms shift her weight forward or back, how does her seated FA ER strength change between sitting normally versus sitting in a flexed position while trying to find her abs really added a whole new dimension and method of application to the basic PRI tests that I am so familiar with.

Posted May 3, 2010 at 6:25PM

Check out the second installment of Lori Thomsen’s three part series HERE!

Posted April 30, 2010 at 4:34PM

Please read THIS HANDOUT and this HANDOUT before viewing the video!

Cervical Axial Rotation Test from Postural Restoration Institute on Vimeo.

Posted April 29, 2010 at 7:07PM
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