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Check out the latest article written by Dave Drummer, DPT from the Hruska Clinic.  This article goes over the role that the hamstring muscle plays in pelvic stabilization and the positive and negative effects of stretching and strengthening.  This article is a great article to handout to individuals who would like to read more about one of the fundamental concepts of PRI.  To read this article, click here!

Posted January 22, 2009 at 6:09PM
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Common positions that are associated with a Left AIC pattern is a much discussed topic in all of our courses, especially Myokinematic Restoration.  To help course attendees out and anyone trying to understand how the body compensates for this pattern, James Anderson, MPT, PRC created a “user friendly” handout.  This diagram is now included in our Myokinematic Restoration course to help teach and educate!  To access the complete handout, click here!

Posted January 5, 2009 at 6:47PM
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Breathing pattern disorders, motor control, and low back pain written by Chaitow is the latest article being passed around PRI.  This article discusses the effects of breathing pattern disorders resulting in a variety of negative psychological, biochemical, neurological and biomechanical influences.

“Breathing pattern disorders (the extreme form of which is hyperventilation), automatically increase levels of anxiety and apprehension, which may be sufficient to alter motor control and to markedly influence balance control. Hyperventilation results in respiratory alkalosis, leading to reduced oxygenation of tissues (including the brain), smooth muscle constriction, heightened pain perception, speeding up of spinal reflexes, increased excitability of the corticospinal system, hyperirritability of motor and sensory axons, changes in serum calcium and magnesium levels, and encouragement of the development of myofascial trigger points – all or any of which, in one way or another, are capable of modifying normal motor control of skeletal musculature.”  To read the rest of this article, click here!

Posted December 23, 2008 at 5:22PM
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The Dental Physician written by Aelred Fonder, DDS, FRSH is the newest book in PRI.  Published in1977, this book provides great insight into treating the patient as a whole “system” rather than treating “dental issues.” 

“Contemporary medical evidence of the unity of the human person abounds, but to present it would be to write our book in one chapter, for it is this concept which is the basic idea of the present work.  The dentist is not dealing with teeth or peridontal tissue alone; he is dealing with a united soma, and more especially, he is treating the total person.” - Chapter One

Posted November 24, 2008 at 4:40PM
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With all the people studying for certification this year, we have been getting some great questions!  Yesterday, I received this question:  “What is PRI’s stance on pec minor vs. pec major”.  When discussing the pec minor vs. pec major you have to consider the right pec minor vs. the left pec major.  The pec minor on the right side in a right BC pattern acts as an internal rotator with the right latissimus.  The right pec minor pulls your shoulder forward and compresses your right chest wall decreasing the abilitly to get right apical expansion.  When performing a right subclavious technique, you are also trying to inhibit the right pec minor.  Once you have restored right humeral glenoid internal rotation, you then retrain the right subscapularis to perform right internal rotation without compensation from the right pec minor and right latissimus.  In a right BC pattern, because of the orientation of the spine, the left pec major becomes tight, pulling the sternum and the shoulder girdle together.  On the left, you are working to inhibit the pec major by performing a left pectoralis stretch.  What a great question!

[Bobbie Rappl] Posted November 12, 2008 at 9:22am by Bobbie Rappl.
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Posted November 12, 2008 at 5:06PM
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Ron Hruska has been sited again in the Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences.  “Physiotherapeutic treatment for temporomandibular disorders (TMD)” written by Grossi and Chaves discusses considerations that need to be made when treating TMD.  “One of the most important approachs for TMD physical therapy treatment must be the modification of craniocervical biomechanics and its effects to posture as an etiologic or perpetuating TMD factor”.  To access this complete article, click here!

Posted November 10, 2008 at 5:08PM
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We are proud and honored to share with you an article published by Holly Spence, PT, PRC.  “Case study report: postural restoration: an effective physical therapy approach to patient treatment” was published in the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management journal this summer.  This article summarizes Postural Restoration as an alternative approach to physical therapy: “The purpose of this case study is to inform specialists that there are different approaches to physical therapy treatment intervention”.  To access the complete article, click here!

Posted November 6, 2008 at 5:12PM
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Check out the latest case report written by James Anderson, MPT, PRC and the staff at The Rejuvenation Center!  This case report discusses the treatment of left forearm pain using only PRI techniques.  “By addressing the postural asymmetries across his rib cage we restored proper biomechanical position and relationships between the rib cage, scapulas, and upper extremities”.  To access this case report, click here!

Posted October 17, 2008 at 2:56PM
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Influences of Dysfunctional Respiratory Mechanics on Orofacial Pain” written by Ron Hruska was referenced in an article printed in the Brazil Journal of Oral Sciences titled “Temporomandibular Disorder and Dysfunctional Breathing”.  This article discusses the relationship between respiratory muscles and TMD and presents studies covering respiratory mechanics, breathing syndromes and overuse of accessory inspiratory muscles.  To access this article, click here!

To access “Influences of Dysfunctional Respiratory Mechanics on Orofacial Pain”, click here!

Posted October 16, 2008 at 3:00PM
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Acetabular Femoral Internal Rotation written by Lisa Bartels, DPT is the latest topic being featured in the Performance Conditioning newsletter.  This newsletter is a publication that goes out to coaches and athletes involved in cycling, volleyball and baseball.  This is a great article that describes what AF IR is, the importance of it and how to achieve it!  To access the article, click here!

Posted October 15, 2008 at 3:17PM
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