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Here is the 5th installment to the Balanced Regeneration articles written by Lisa Bartels.  This article in on the facilitation of the gluteus maximus.  To read this article, CLICK HERE!

Posted October 11, 2010 at 9:58PM
Categories: Articles Clinicians

We are often asked by PRI clinicians for recommended articles to share with the dentists and optometrists with whom they integrate. Ron Hruska recommends THIS article from the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. The discussion in this article provides an excellent introduction to our 2011 Interdisciplinary Integration course!

Posted September 21, 2010 at 1:17PM
Categories: Articles

Congratulations to Kyndy Boyle, Josh Olinick and Cynthia Lewis on the recent publication of THIS outstanding article! We are so very appreciative of their hard work and endless support of PRI.

Posted September 9, 2010 at 1:33PM

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 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

We received a question about treating Superior T4 syndrome using the gluteus medius.  James Anderson, MPT, PRC did a great job explaining the rationale behind this:

When I took the Myokinematic Restoration class you said to email you about some information on Superior T4 syndrome.  You mentioned working your glute med’s for Superior T4’s.

Please read a handout I put together on Superior T4 syndrome.  Click HERE!

The reason I said the glute medius was such a big deal with the T4 patients is because of all the things that must be in place in order for the glute medius to be properly felt during single leg stance.  In other words, the Adductor Pull Back must have been well coordinated with proper breathing to clear out the right BC while it approximated the left femur up into the acetabulum.  In fact, your Adductor Pull Back should have restored full right HG IR to ensure that the left ZOA has been restored and the right BC has been inhibited.  The deliberate left hip approximation is a precursor for left posterior hip capsule stretching, which is often needed prior to the glute medius being able to properly work when doing single leg left AF and FA IR training.  Also of note, if the right thigh does not stay positioned ahead of the left thigh during single leg left AF IR training (like the Retro Stairs), then you are probably not maintaining the needed left AF IR state to keep the left glute medius active during single leg stance training.

I hope this helps clarify what I said about the glute medius.  And I hope the T4 document is helpful as well.  But remember, if the left hip does not do all of the above described items, your left hip comes out of place and the base of your spine will orient towards the right (something you’ll struggle to overcome with just upper half exercises).

-James Anderson, MPT, PRC

Posted July 12, 2010 at 2:19PM
Categories: Techniques Articles

We received this article from Brad Runia.  Brad recently attended the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course and thought the Institute would find this article interesting. 

“Recently, several investigators have reported that mastication produces an antinociceptive effect.  The present results support our hypothesis that the rhythmic behavior of chewing suppresses nociceptive responses via the serotonergic neurons descending inhibitory pathway.”

Prolonged rhythmic gum chewing suppresses nociceptive response via serotonergic descending inhibitory pathway in humans is the title of the article.  You can read it HERE!

Posted June 17, 2010 at 4:06PM
Categories: Articles

We are excited to share this article with you from the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  “Bilateral Functional Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in a Collegiate Football Player”, written by Jason Robey, ATC and Kyndall Boyle, PT, PhD, OCS, PRC discusses treatment of a collegiate football player using Postural Restoration. 

“Unique therapeutic exercises developed by the Postural Restoration Institute were used to optimize respiration/posture via muscle activation and inhibition.”

Check it out HERE!

Posted December 21, 2009 at 5:25PM
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